Cabañas’ solos on Peaks Island

Aug 26, 2014
"Timber Point Blues" is a pastel on vellum by Pam Cabañas.

Peaks Island — Richard Boyd Art Gallery will open “Wandering thru the Tide,” a solo exhibition of images in pastel and monochromatic ink wash by Friendship artist Pam Cabañas, Monday, Sept. 1 — Labor Day — at 10 a.m.

Much of Cabañas’ work has its start en plein air, inspired, she said, by the stunning visuals and huge hearts rooted deep in the harsh and ever changing coast of Maine.

“My work seeks to uncover the chords that bind the love of place with the creation and viewing of fine art,” she said.

Cabañas’ exploration of the uninhabited islands of the Muscongus has led her into a series of paintings that she hopes blend the “shocking beauty” of the coastal Maine environment with a self-portrait easily accessible to the hearts of viewers.

Cabañas’ formal education in the arts include a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; and graduate studies in hand lithography and art education at the University of New Mexico. Pam is a full-time artist “with part-time incursions,” which include her work as a docent for the Farnsworth Art Museum.

The show will be on exhibit free of charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 30. The gallery is located at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, in the first building on the right. For more information, call 712-1097, email or visit

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

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