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.
Caribbean energy expert Martyn Forde delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Island Energy Conference.
May 11, 2018

Island Institute connects global energy leaders, recognizes Islesboro as island innovator at 8th annual Island Energy Conference

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. This year’s theme, “Resilient Together,” highlighted what islanders are doing to increase the resilience of their energy systems and communities in the face of an increasingly unpredictable world.
March 23, 2018

Island Institute hosts evening discussion with internationally recognized psychologist and author Dr. Ross Greene

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. Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books "Raising Human Beings," "The Explosive Child," "Lost & Found," and "Lost at School."
March 22, 2018

Downeast offshore island community catapulted into the 21st century after $1.2M investment in new fiber-wireless network

On the Cranberry Isles, and in communities throughout the state, towns are funding infrastructure improvements to address broadband access issues for future economic sustainability
CRANBERRY ISLES – After a multi-year process to bring broadband access to three of its islands, the Town of Cranberry Isles is now seeing the results of its recent $1.2 million investment in broadband infrastructure to connect the community with internet speeds that exceed 100/100 mpbs.
March 7, 2018

New location, offerings for 5th annual Artists & Makers Conference April 6

Tips and strategies for Maine’s arts-related businesses to be presented at Point Lookout
ROCKLAND — For its fifth year, the annual Artists & Makers Conference will feature a new location and expanded offerings tailored to meet the needs of Maine’s artists and makers and offer practical tips and strategies to help start and grow arts-related businesses in Maine. Hosted by Archipelago and the Island Institute, the conference is open to all artists and makers who live and produce work in Maine.