March 12, 2019

Robert Shetterly, hands-on workshops kick off two-day conference for Maine artists and arts-based businesses

April 4-5 at Point Lookout

The sixth annual Artists & Makers Conference will take place Thursday, April 4th from 2:00–6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 5th from 8:15 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. This year’s event will kick off on Thursday afternoon with a half-day of hands-on workshops and a special evening presentation by artist Robert Shetterly around his nationally recognized "Americans Who Tell the Truth" portraits and narratives, and continue all day Friday with sessions offering practical tips and strategies to help start and grow arts-related businesses in Maine.
Josh Joyce (left)
January 28, 2019

Midcoast program helps Maine's aspiring aquaculturists get started

Applications for Island Institute’s Aquaculture Business Development program open February 1st.

Have you ever thought about gaining a new source of income through growing mussels, oysters, or seaweed? The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2019 Aquaculture Business Development (ABD) program. Now in its fourth year, the free program helps fishermen and those from fishing communities gain the tools they need to diversify and launch their small-scale aquaculture businesses.
New work featured in Archipelago’s winter gallery show includes “Sky Embers II" by Nina Devenney.
November 15, 2018

Archipelago opens winter gallery show for Festival of Lights Celebration November 23 in Rockland

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 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.
September 26, 2018

Island Institute releases 2018 "Waypoints: Livelihoods" publication

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.
Abe Goodale
August 29, 2018

Archipelago hosts second artist reception with Abe Goodale during First Friday Art Walk September 7 in Rockland

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.
Pieces featured in “Turning Away from the Sun
July 26, 2018

Archipelago opens “Turning Away from the Sun” for First Friday Art Walk on August 3

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 show, which includes paintings, bronze sculptures, carved wall pieces, wood folk carvings, and more, will run through October 28th.
June 25, 2018

Island Institute's free summer lecture series returns to Rockland

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. 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.
Junior and senior MAP students at the 2018 MAP Induction and Send-off
June 19, 2018

Island students receive over $50,000 in Island Institute scholarships

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. Students from 10 of the 15 year-round, unbridged islands received awards, which are renewable for up to four years of post-secondary education.
May 22, 2018

Maine Broadband Coalition hosts statewide conference May 31 to address broadband challenges and develop roadmap for connecting more of Maine

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 where Maine communities and national experts will share lessons learned to date, look at new ways for solving shared challenges, and identify what’s next for broadband funding and policy in Maine.
Some of the pieces featured in Archipelago’s summer show
May 21, 2018

Archipelago hosts two receptions for summer gallery show during First Friday Art Walk June 1 and July 6 in Rockland

‘Turning Towards the Sun’ features paintings, papercut pieces, glass mosaics, glass bowls and dish-ware, 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. The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host two artist receptions for this show with another scheduled for the July 6th Art Walk.