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Shop Archipelago, and you will find delightfully special and one-of-a-kind items made in Maine, and you will be helping to sustain one of Maine's greatest assets - its island and working waterfront communities. Like Maine's seasons, Archipelago is ever-changing, so stop by and see what's new!
The Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine.
Turning Towards the Sun will show through July 27th and features Jeff Barrett from Monroe, Holly Brooks from Portland, Karen Gola from Sanford, Debe Loughlin Waldoboro, Dylan Metrano from Monhegan, Wayne Robbins from Bath, and Agnes Robinson from Holden.
Archipelago will be hosting two artist receptions for this show as part of Arts in Rockland's First Friday artwalks on June 1st and July 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There is much diversity of medium in this show including paintings, papercut pieces, glass mosaics, glass sculpture, cyanotype collage, wood folk carvings and more.
Island Journal 2018
JUST IN! - The 2018 Island Journal explores the theme of "Waterfront Innovators, Innovative Waterfronts," and features stories on Luke Holden, the founder and operator of the Luke's Lobster chain of restaurants; the revival of Bucksport after the paper mill closed; the successes islands and rural communities have found in bringing high-speed internet to residents; and the cutting-edge research being done by the MDI Biological Laboratory. The issue also includes an essay on Rachel Carson and the inspiration she found on Southport Island; a trip to the Beaver Islands in Lake Michigan; a look at how islanders manage emergency services; a first-person account of how Vinalhaven's men's book club was established; an artist profile of Abe Goodale; and a short story that takes the reader to a very cold and dangerous place. This Island Journal also reproduces selections from the Farnsworth's Art Museum collection and the stark photography of Jeffrey Becton.