Artwork L to R: Michelle Leclerc, Christina Blank, Pam Cabanas, Kelly Desrosiers, Leecia Price, Eric Darling
Archipelago celebrates Summer in Maine with new gallery show, “Ah, Summer!”
Artists’ reception to take place on Friday, July 7th during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 – 8
*Artist artwork will be available to purchase online from the 7th on. Check out the artist collections here as items come online: Michelle Leclerc, Christina Blank, Pam Cabanas, Kelly Desrosiers, Leecia Price, and Eric Darling.
Join us for our summer gallery show, “Ah, Summer!” currently on display through August 26th. “Ah, Summer!” shares works of 6 local artists using lobster rope, porcelain, acrylic collage, encaustic watercolor, wood and wool as their media. Celebrate the coming of summer with vibrant and varied work on display.
Join us in the gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7 to meet the artists and share good food, drink and conversations! We will be serving ice cream, cookies, lemonade and white wine spritzer for a sure tasting of summer!
The featured artists include Christina Blank of West Durham, Pam Cabanas of Friendship, Eric Darling of Appleton, Kelly Desrosiers of Unity, Michelle Leclerc of Brooks, and Leecia Price of Camden.
Eric shares pieces from his “Drift Rope Project” in this show which started by collecting abandoned lobster pot warp from the midcoast area. “There is a cultural and historical connection between the rope and the livelihoods of many coastal communities of Maine and beyond, which has inspired me to start this project.”
Pam’s larger, multi-pieced sgraffito porcelain art is both intimate and dynamic depicting flora and fauna from Maine’s coast. She is always out and about wandering the coast’s coves and inlets admiring and gleaning subject matter.
Christina gathered many of her favorite, faithful woodworking tools to spend hours upon hours crafting exquisitely special pieces for this gallery show. Pieces like a Bunchberry Dogwood flower with spring peeper balancing on a mahogany base are breathtaking in the level of craft and beauty.
Leecia’s encaustic and watercolors with cold wax portray a textural view of Maine’s coast with soothing colors of summer sea and summer leaves. Sometime using close-up perspectives or grand landscapes, she brings viewers right into the scene.
Michelle uses wool to felt Maine vignettes that bring joy and vibrancy to any space. She layers color on color, mingling textures to create interesting and intriguing works of art in two and three dimensions.
Layering is a shared element in Kelly’s collage paintings the show bold, and slightly magical views of Maine’s coast. And that’s just it – isn’t Maine’s coast magic all summer long? Archipelago can’t wait to share these works with everyone browsing Rockland’s Maine street this summer.
We look forward to seeing you at the opening!