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Award-Winning Artist’s Metal Horse Sculptures On Display On Gloucester’s Main Street

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GLOUCESTER – Among the highlights of this year’s Gloucester Arts Festival, which was held in June, were three metal horse sculptures by artist Adrian Landon.

Despite the calendar now reading July, Landon’s exhibits still are on display along Main Street, and will be until next year’s event. In September, a fourth piece is expected to be delivered.

“It’s been an excellent subject matter to work with over the years,” he said of the horses in a recent phone interview from Nevada.

The award-winning artist hopes to be back in town next year right before the annual festival, which is sponsored by the Cook Foundation, kicks off. He made his first visit to Gloucester a few months ago to deliver and install the three pieces now on display.

Landon, whose father is a violin maker, was born and raised in New York City. He has always been an artist, and he too, made violins for a time. He studied in New York City and San Francisco, and in 2019, received critical acclaim for “Wings of Glory,” a 35-foot mechanical Pegasus displayed at the Burning Man arts festival. That work of art is not on display in Gloucester, but “The Mechanical Horse,” which features moving elements, is.

Metal has been Landon’s main medium for 13 years.

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