Archipelago opens new gallery show, ‘Spring Tide,’ June 7th in Rockland

Opening reception to be held during First Friday Art Walk

Posted 2019-05-24

ROCKLAND— Join Archipelago to celebrate spring and the return of color, foliage, cheerful light, and warmth at the opening reception for its new gallery show, “Spring Tide,” on Friday, June 7th. 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 will be on display through July 28th, features the work of Rockland painter Kathy Lane (watercolor), Port Clyde painter Kathleen Fox (watercolor), Brunswick textile artist Catherine Worthington (textile art quilts), Midcoast sculptor Jeff Barrett (folk art sculpture), and Camden painter Leecia Price (encaustic and cold wax painting), and includes paintings, carved wall pieces, wood folk carvings, mixed media collages, and a broad array of pieces from coastal Maine artists. Other work highlighted includes: wooden bowls and vases by Richard Dunham; paintings by Henry Isaacs; furniture by Christina Vincent; and wood sculpture by Wayne Robbins.

In addition to the opening reception on June 7th, the public is also invited to stop into Archipelago’s Main Street location during the First Friday Art Walk on July 5th to celebrate this show, enjoy a selection of snacks and beverages, and see all of the pieces.

Located at 386 Main Street in Rockland, the Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine. Starting Memorial Weekend, both the store and gallery will be open seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To learn more about the artists and work featured in “Spring Tide,” visit the Archipelago page on Facebook. For general questions regarding Archipelago or the gallery show, visit or contact Archipelago Director Lisa Mossel Vietze at (207) 596-0701.