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Vinalhaven Artist Turns 86 with Worldwide Celebration

VINALHEAVEN, Maine (AP) _ Maine-based artist Robert Indiana is slated to take part in a celebration of his art around the world on his 86th birthday.

    The event is called International HOPE Day and will take place in cities across the world on Saturday. Indiana will make a public appearance around noon outside his residence and studio on Vinalhaven Island, where there will be a large ``HOPE'' sculpture installed.

    The artist is best known for his ``LOVE'' image, in which the L and a leaning O sit atop the V and the E. His `HOPE' image is similar in theme.