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"Resonance" now in the Gallery through June 30

Rockland – Join Archipelago, the Island Institute’s store and gallery, for “Resonance” celebrating Maine, now on display through June 30.  Resonance has the quality of being deep, full and reverberating and we hope this show has those qualities for the viewers as the works engage the audience in their love of Maine. The gallery shares work of 4 local artists using acrylic, wool, ceramic, collagraph print, and cotton as their media. Enjoy these depictions of Maine’s coastal elements with varied works on display.

Opening Reception! Join us in the gallery from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. on Friday, May 3 to meet the artists and share good food, drink, and conversations! Browse ceramic fish heads, original textile art landscapes, collagraphs, paintings, wool landscapes and more. The featured artists Kathleen Buchanan, Terry Golson, Michelle Leclerc, and Catherine Worthington.

Kathleen Buchanan has brought a large collection of her ever-popular collagraph prints, including some larger prints, as well as some newer paintings featuring familiar and favorite subjects – often sheep and rocky shorelines.

“My work often explores places of transition: ocean meeting spruce-lined granite shores, or farmland giving way to undeveloped forest. I am endlessly fascinated by the wildlife I encounter both on the water and in the forest”, says Buchanan.

Terry Golson creates her animal sculptures at a community studio on the coast of Maine. She lives with her husband and dog in a home that faces a beaver marsh. Wildlife abounds.

Golson was a professional equestrian and an animal behavior consultant. In 2021, Golson started doing ceramics at a local community studio. Golson hand builds animal sculptures. They are inspired by a life spent observing and working with animals of all kinds. Golson is presenting more of her fish heads which all have unique personalities and comportments. Esmerelda, Candace, Leroy and many more await your company!

Leclerc brings heart and soul to her miniature Maine landscapes made from wool. She is most happy in nature. Her gardens and surrounding area offer an abundance of inspiration. The sparkle of beach sand or snow, the shapes and textures of driftwood, trees and seashells, the formation of birds in flight or the intense colors of flowers, sunsets and fall foliage provide the palette for her art. The colors, textures and sounds transforming with the seasons, mixed media art at its finest! Michelle sees the beauty of these and is inspired.

Worthington assembles landscapes with fabric and fiber as well. “As I explore the medium of textile painting, I am often discovering the balance between abstraction and representation. I love the colors, patterns and textures in the landscape and strive to capture its essence as I paint, creating a rich surface. My process of cutting, piecing and stitching adds abstraction, depth and dimension. My textile art quilts are interpretations of real places and I hope to capture the attention of the viewer by creating a feeling or familiar place to connect with."

To view the limited online gallery, visit here. 

Located at 386 Main Street in downtown Rockland, Archipelago features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine. Both the store and gallery are currently open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please check website for current hours.

Archipelago supports and showcases Maine artists and makers whose work reflects and promotes the beauty and endurance of Maine’s islands and coast. Since opening in 2000, it has helped advance the careers of more than 1,700 Maine artists and returned more than $4.9 million in sales revenue. 

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