Amy Peters Wood, Meet at the Beach
Have you seen our new space? We have made major changes this Spring and we're excited to share the Spring Gallery artists in our new space.This show will be up through July 30.
Highlighted artists include tempera painter Amy Peters Wood and oil painter Andrea Peters, as well as a wide array of Maine artists whose work runs the gamut from pastels, oils and watercolors to glass, hand-carved wooden whales, and laser cut birch.
In her unique paintings, Amy Peters Wood uses egg tempera paint made from her own hens to knit together intersecting perspectives and juxtapositions, near and far, above and below, before and after, imagined and real, that ultimately consolidate to form a single image. Andrea Peters, a keen observer of the landscape around her, paints the views surrounding her home in each season: her flower gardens, the shore’s edge, and her beloved spruce trees.
Other artists whose work will be featured throughout the month include: Benoit's Design Co. (laser cut birch), Nina Devenny (watercolor and pencil), Karen Gola (Gola glass), Lelani Havens (collage), Joe McBrine (carved wooden whales), Helena Melone (paintings on silk), Kathleen Perelka (pastels), and Kim Traina (pastels).
In addition, throughout the summer, while supplies last, Archipelago will feature a special, limited edition 25th anniversary throw from Swan’s Island Company. The Island Collection 25th anniversary edition throws are handwoven with fleeces from Vinalhaven’s Long Cove Farm, and Swan’s Island Company is donating 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of each throw to the Island Institute to support Maine’s island and coastal communities.
The gallery and store are located at 386 Main Street in Rockland and are open seven days a week; Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 800 Maine artists and become a prominent facet of Maine’s creative economy. Located on Main Street in downtown Rockland, Maine, Archipelago has played a pivotal role in the town’s emergence as a dynamic center of arts and culture, and supports all its artists through commissions on product sales, mentoring and advice, and guidance on product pricing, wholesales, design, and packaging.
In its first 15 years, Archipelago returned more than $2 million in commission sales to local artists, with nearly $1 million benefitting island artists who traditionally have a difficult time reaching mainland markets. Throughout the year, Archipelago staff also spend more than 400 hours mentoring artists who would like to grow their businesses and increase their economic opportunities, particularly those living year-round on Maine islands.
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