The muse that is ‘Monhegan’

Jun 21, 2014
“Setting on the Backside” by Don Stone is part of Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery’s summer exhibition “Monhegan: The Unfailing Muse.”

Rockland — “Monhegan: The Unfailing Muse,” an exhibit of work by more than two dozen Maine artists, will open with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception Friday, June 27, at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main St. Attendees will enjoy refreshments provided by Monhegan Brewing Company featuring Lobster Cove Pale Ale and Shipwreck IPA, along with one of its signature sodas.

This eclectic show of oils, watercolors, pastels, papercuts and screen prints reflects the enduring allure of this small island 12 miles out to sea; and represents a wide range of talented artists who have found their inspiration there. Several of them are featured in the art folio of the 2014 Island Journal, and will be on hand for the opening reception. The purpose of both the folio and the exhibition is to highlight the island’s quadricentennial this year, which will be celebrated on Aug. 5 and 6.

“Monhegan: The Unfailing Muse” will run through Aug. 31. For more information about the show or the reception, contact Lisa Mossel Vietze, Archipelago store and gallery manager, at 594-9209, ext.137, or lvietze@islandinstitute.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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