The Working Waterfront

‘Luminous Maine’: The photographs of Louis Cabot

Show at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery open Aug. 15

Staff Writer
Posted 2015-08-04
Last Modified 2015-08-04

Photographer Louis W. Cabot is exhibiting canvas prints of his photographs of the Maine coast at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery from Aug. 15 through Sept. 7, with an opening reception with the photographer on Aug. 15, 5-7 p.m. Archipelago and the Island Institute invite the public to join them for an evening of great food, wine and conversation with the artist and others.

All proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Island Institute’s Island Fellows program.

Louis W. Cabot has been a prolific amateur photographer for over 75 years. He first came to Maine as a young boy with his father, Tom Cabot. Like his father, Cabot is a devoted sailor and has been deeply attached to the islands of Maine all his life. Although he has created award-winning photographs all over the world, Cabot retains his deep love of New England and especially the  Maine coast. The Cabots live in Thomaston and Sarasota, Florida. 

The images in Luminous Maine are captivating and beautiful, placing the viewer in the landscape amongst the seals and waterfowl, fishermen and sailors. Cabot’s perspective as an artist shows a clear admiration and love of Maine’s coastline, its beauty and its inhabitants. His vision brings the viewer around on his boat to special harbors and quiet coves from dawn to dusk, sharing the many moods of Maine from dramatic to serene. 

As a founding supporter and trustee emeritus of the Island Institute, Cabot is committed to the cause of sustaining Maine’s island communities and the islander’s way of life, particularly the Island Fellows program. Since 1999, the Island Fellows program has placed more than 100 recent college graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities to work on community identified projects ranging from historical society research to after school programming to town planning. Fellows stay in these positions for one to two years, after which many continue to live and work in Maine. 

To view the online gallery, please click here.  To purchase canvas prints, please call Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery at 207-596-0701.