Landing Gallery, 409 Main St., will open “Water & Stone: Schoodic & Mount Desert Island,” a solo exhibit of new paintings by Sarah Faragher, Friday, May 26. Faragher will be present at an artist’s opening reception Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Arts In Rockland First Friday Art Walk.

Faragher is a 1990 graduate of Colby College.  Her work was included in “Art of Acadia” by David Little and Carl Little, published last year by Down East Books. Faragher was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park and a 2008 Artist-in-Residence at the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, Conn.; and has been invited to participate, numerous times, in Art Week on Great Spruce Head Island.

As to the title of her show, the MDI-born artist said it feels impossible not to consider water and stone, “and how they shape one another, in and around Acadia National Park. Their dynamic interplay “create a complementary wholeness between them,” she said. “This wholeness is what I seek when I go out to paint, and in my home landscapes around Frenchman’s Bay I consistently find it.”

"Water & Stone" will continue through June 25. Landing Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 239-1223 or visit

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