What's Not to LOVE?
A little love can go a long way. That’s the message in Rockland, where an aluminum LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana will be loaned by the Farnsworth Art Museum to the City of Rockland. The sculpture will be placed in the Winslow-Holbrook Memorial Park, at the junction of Route 1 and Main Street, on June 17 in advance of the June 20th grand opening of the first major Robert Indiana exhibit in decades. (It could be said the museum and city are collaborating to offer free LOVE in public places.) Indiana, a Vinalhaven resident, created LOVE during the Vietnam War as a symbol of enduring peace. It has been replicated in different mediums and languages for decades, most recently as the sculpture HOPE revealed at the Democratic National Convention. Dozens of Indiana's versions of LOVE, including a 12-foot square wall of LOVE, will be shown at the Farnsworth June 20th through October 28th.