• November 15, 2018

    ROCKLAND—Join Archipelago to celebrate the quiet light of winter in Maine with the reception for its new gallery show on Friday, November 23rd. The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host a special artists’ reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., during Rockland’s Festival of Lights Celebration. The show, which includes paintings, carved wall pieces, prints, ceramics, wood folk carvings, and more from a variety of Maine artists will run through the winter.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery, Events

  • September 26, 2018
    A first-time look at data distinguishing the economic character of Maine's island and coastal communities

    The Island Institute has published Waypoints: Livelihoods on Maine’s Coast and Islands featuring a first-time look at a range of coastal community employment indicators. The report presents visualized data and stories about how residents make a living and how Maine’s coastal and island communities compare to the rest of the state and the nation. It is a resource for local community and municipal leaders, state and federal representatives, agency staff, and research partners who are seeking to better understand the complex factors shaping the coastal Maine workforce.

    Data and Research, Media, Economic Development, Education & Leadership, Aquaculture & Marine

  • Abe Goodale
    August 29, 2018

    ROCKLAND — Join Archipelago on Friday, September 7th, from 5:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m., during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk, for a second artist reception with Abe Goodale to celebrate the current gallery show, “Turning Away from the Sun.” The show, which features watercolor portraits by Goodale, also includes paintings, bronze sculptures, carved wall pieces, wood folk carvings, and a broad array of work from other coastal Maine artists.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery

  • July 26, 2018
    Show features watercolors by Camden artist Abe Goodale and highlights the work of Amy Peters Wood, Rebekah Raye, Wayne Robbins, and more.

    ROCKLAND — Join Archipelago to celebrate late summer in Maine with the opening of its new gallery show, “Turning Away from the Sun,” on Friday, August 3rd. The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host a special artists’ reception from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. The show, which includes paintings, bronze sculptures, carved wall pieces, wood folk carvings, and more, will run through October 28th.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery

  • June 25, 2018

    ROCKLAND – For the second year in a row, the Island Institute will be hosting a free six-week summer lecture series that will feature authors, artists, and experts sharing insights into life on the Maine coast, as well as their perspectives, reflections, and insights on everything from art and aquaculture to modern-day challenges and connections. Lectures begin Wednesday, July 11 and will be held every Wednesday through August 15th, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Events will take place in the fourth-floor conference room at the Island Institute, 386 Main Street in Rockland, and are free and open to the public.

    Community Development, Media, Economic Development, Aquaculture & Marine

  • June 19, 2018
    58 island students receive financial awards for post-secondary education; eight high school juniors accepted into mentoring and support program

    ROCKLAND, ME – The Island Institute recently awarded scholarships to 58 island students pursuing post-secondary education at colleges, universities, and technical schools across the United States and Canada. The scholarships, made possible by the Island Education Fund, totaled $50,900.

    Community Development, Education & Leadership

  • May 22, 2018
    U.S. Senator Angus King to keynote conference which will bring national experts and local communities to Thomas College to share successes and identify next steps.

    WATERVILLE – On May 31, 2018, the Maine Broadband Coalition will host the 2018 Maine Broadband Coalition Conference from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Thomas College in Waterville.

    Community Development, Economic Development

  • May 21, 2018
    ‘Turning Towards the Sun’ features paintings, papercut pieces, glass mosaics, glass bowls and dishware, cyanotype collage, wood folk carvings, and more.

    ROCKLAND – Join Archipelago to celebrate the opening of its new gallery show, “Turning Towards the Sun,” and the start of the summer during Rockland’s next Art Walk, Friday, June 1st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Archipelago Store & Gallery

  • May 11, 2018
    In the wake of recent natural disasters, Maine islands and other coastal communities share innovative energy projects and help lead the way for building community resiliency around the world.

    SOUTH PORTLAND – The Island Institute held its eighth annual Island Energy Conference in South Portland on May 4th, bringing together energy experts and island leaders from Maine, New England, and around the world to discuss common energy challenges and share solutions.

    Community Development, Community Energy

  • March 23, 2018

    PORTLAND, ME – Rockland-based Island Institute will join Lives in the Balance for "What Kids Need Now,” a free evening conversation with internationally recognized child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland. Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books "Raising Human Beings," "The Explosive Child," "Lost & Found," and "Lost at School."

    Education & Leadership