Late summer stone, photos at New Era

Jul 30, 2017
“Isabel at Guisando” by William Lasansky is a work of Vinalhaven Black Granite and pigments.

Vinalhaven — “Land and Legend,” New Era Gallery’s late summer show, will feature the work of sculptor William Lasansky and photographers Andrew Crane and Ron Rosenstock. It opens Saturday, Aug. 5, with a 4:30 p.m. artist’s talk, followed by a 5 to 7 p.m. reception.

Lasansky was born in Argentina, but has been a part of the Vinalhaven community for 70 years. His intense observations of the natural world led to a love of Vinalhaven stone, particularly the gabbro that is known locally as black granite. His sculpture references his broad exposure to many world cultures.

Rosenstock leads photographic workshops in many parts of the world, including Vinalhaven. He has worked and taught here for many years, developing an extraordinary body of images of iconic island landscapes. In addition to being a featured artist in this show, Rosenstock will conduct a workshop in the Windy Way Barn for Vinalhaven Land Trust July 31 through Aug. 2.

Crane is making his first appearance at New Era Gallery, with a group of tintype photos of the island. Crane has traveled extensively, creating small, powerful images that are at once contemporary and yet lost in time. The show runs through Aug. 30. Summer gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of shows and events at the gallery, located on Main Street, visit

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

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