Another Lion Joins the Pride
Bernard Langlais loved to carve wooden lion art pieces, just as he loved other jungle animals as evidenced at the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. A lion head has returned to his home thanks to the generous donation of Beth Bellemere. Ms. Bellemere is a long-time resident of Cushing and always loved his playful work. When she saw this piece at the Aucocisco Gallery in Portland many years ago, she could not refuse purchasing it. Now she eagerly wants to return it to its place of origin. “I can think of no better place for this lion head to be, so that the public can enjoy its whimsy,” says Ms. Bellemere.
The Land Trust is grateful and fortunate to receive this piece that you can see in the workshop/gallery when the buildings are open. This summer and fall, our stewards are there to greet visitors and show off Langlais’ workspaces and indoor pieces. Check out our open studio hours.
In addition to visiting the property in Cushing, you can enjoy several short films about Langlais to watch in the comfort of your home.