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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 Away from the Sun will show through October 28 and features watercolors by Camden artist Abe Goodale and highlights the work of Amy Peters Wood, Rebekah Raye, Wayne Robbins, and more. New pieces will include paintings, bronze sculptures, carved wall pieces, and wood folk carvings.
Following the recent release of the Island Institute’s 2018 Island Journal, “Turning Away from the Sun” will feature watercolor portraiture by Camden artist Abe Goodale (Abegoodale.com), who is profiled in this year’s publication. Born on a working sheep farm in Montville, Maine, Goodale grew up with a connection to the land, a curiosity of people, and a passion for creativity. After spending the past dozen years working internationally as an artist and wilderness guide, Abe recently returned home to focus on a project closely connected to the local waters he grew up on. This current work is a tribute to the hardworking men and women who make their living along the coast and an industry that is thriving, yet fragile.
Other highlighted artists in the gallery show will include Amy Peters Wood from Georgetown (egg tempera paintings - Amy Peters Wood Artist), Rebekah Raye from East Blue Hill (paintings, bronze sculpture, and carved wall pieces), and Wayne Robbins from Bath (carved wood sculptures - Wayne Robbins Woodcarvings). In addition, Sanford glassmaker Karen Gola and Appleton wood turner Richard Dunham will continue to show in the gallery through the fall.
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.