CUSHING — Bernard Langlais loved to carve lions, among his wooden art pieces, just as he loved other jungle animals, as evidenced at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing.
One lion head will be returning to his home in Cushing, thanks to the donation of Beth Bellemere. Bellemere is a long-time resident of Cushing and always loved his playful work.
“I can think of no better place for this lion head to be, so that the public can enjoy its whimsy,” said Ms. Bellemere.
When she saw this piece at the Aucocisco Gallery in Portland many years ago, she could not refuse purchasing it, according to Georges River Land Trust, in a news release. Now she eagerly wants to return it to its place of origin.
“The Land Trust is grateful and fortunate to receive this piece, that will reside in the workshop/gallery and able to be viewed when the buildings are open,” said GRLT.
This summer, stewards are there to greet visitors and show off Langlais’ workspaces and indoor pieces on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 - 4 p.m., through August.
In addition to visiting the property in Cushing, the public invited to visit the Georges River Land Trust website, www.georgesriver.org to gain more in depth appreciation of Langlais and the Preserve grounds.
Click on a link to several short films about Langlais at www.georgesriver.org/langlais-videos/ to watch in the comfort of your home.
GRLT has also posted on line at: www.georgesriver.org/langlais-pollinators/ information, about its newly planted perennial pollinator garden, which is now in full bloom at the Preserve.
“Georges River Land Trust is proud to own this unique 90-acre coastal property that is a testament to creativity and beauty in nature,” said GRLT. “Please consider joining us in taking care of this special place. www.georgesriver.org/.”