Star of Hope Foundation sets community meetings starting Sept. 17

Aug 30, 2019

Vinalhaven — The Star of Hope Foundation has begun a community outreach effort in Vinalhaven, where American pop artist Robert Indiana lived for 40 years. The foundation was created by Indiana in 2016.

Larry Sterrs, chairman of the foundation’s board, commented. “The Star of Hope Foundation is enthusiastic about the upcoming process, which includes a series of community meetings and a survey, in order to gain the input and insights from the residents of Vinalhaven about their hopes and dreams for what opportunities might lie ahead.” Sterrs said the foundation will not make any planning decisions without first hearing from community members.

Community meetings are scheduled for Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. In addition, a community-wide survey will be implemented in September and mailed to all households/mailboxes in Vinalhaven. Rockland resident Carole Martin will facilitate these meetings. Bruce Lockwood of Portland Research Group will implement the survey.

The mission of The Star of Hope Foundation is to promote education about the visual arts through various means, including exhibitions, a museum, artist-in-residence program and other outreach endeavors.

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