Archive for Vinalhaven

New Era Gallery’s ‘Midsummer’ exhibit features work by Elaine Austin Crossman and Cristy West

“Indian Yellow 2,” by Cristy West.

“Midsummer 2020,” featuring paintings and prints by Elaine Austin Crossman and mixed-media works by Cristy West, opened July 11 and runs through Aug. 4 at New Era Gallery.

A maximum of five people may be in the gallery at any time, and face masks and social distancing are required. Hand sanitizer will be available onsite.

“Following the Rain, New Mexico,” by Elaine Crossman.

If you are unable to visit in person, a virtual tour of the exhibition is available at www.neweragallery.com through the link on the Exhibitions page.

Regular hours in July are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. New Era Gallery is at 60 Main St, Vinalhaven. Call 207-863-9351 for more information.

New Era Gallery Opens ‘Spring!’

“First Poppies” by Joan Freiman.

New Era Gallery opened its first show of the season on May 23 featuring new work by several artists.

“Spring! Art in the Time of Pandemic, Volume I” is a spring-themed group show.

A maximum of five people are permitted in the gallery at one time during gallery hours, and face masks and social distancing are required. Disposable gloves and hand sanitizer is available.

Those unable to visit in person can view the virtual exhibition at https://www.neweragallery.com/spring, including images of the work and a virtual walk-through tour of the exhibit in the gallery.

New Era Gallery is at 60 Main St. in Vinalhaven.

Commercial Currents Podcast: Business in Uncertain Times

WindHorse Arts in downtown Vinalhaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To better understand how our local small businesses are doing during this time of change, Island Institute Small Business Team is making a series of short, pre-recorded interviews with some of Maine’s island and coastal small businesses. These conversations are designed to check in with businesses, understand their concerns, and hear what’s working well.

Episode 3 comes in two parts. The first part is a conversation with Craig Olson, senior community development officer and head of the Small Business team at the Island Institute, that grounds us in the nuts and bolts of the CARES Act.

The second part is a conversation with Alison Thibault, owner of WindHorse Arts in downtown Vinalhaven. A jeweler with more than 20 years of experience, Thibault has been working diligently to stay on top of the Small Business Association’s various disaster relief programs, and recently applied to the Paycheck Protection Program through the CARES Act. She takes us through her application process, shares her concerns for the future of brick-and-mortar shopping, and gives us a lovely example of how social media can bring joy.

The Island Institute’s Small Business Team provides business and financial planning to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of starting and growing a business. To find archived editions, go to islandinstitute.org/blog/economic.

New Era Gallery’s opens Midsummer Show

“Lupines” by William Trevaskis.

“Lupines” by William Trevaskis.

New Era Gallery’s Midsummer Show opens July 14 with an artist’s talk at 4:30pm followed by a reception from 5:00-7:00pm. The show features landscapes addressing the frequently asked question – ”What is Vinalhaven like in winter?” in a variety of media by Elaine Austin Crossman. Sculptor Carl Swidorski’s “Quarryman’ series, carved in Vinalhaven granite, reflects his interest in the relationship between industry and social justice. William Trevaskis’ work features a combination of his passion for landscape and street photography in analog and digital print form. His photographic style is simple, geometric, and includes an element of storytelling.

The exhibition will run through August 1. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm. For more information call 863-2734 or visit neweragallery.com.

New Era Gallery Opens “Home”

Evening Reflection, oil on canvas, by Susan Day Philbrook

Evening Reflection, oil on canvas, by Susan Day Philbrook

New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven will open the last show of the summer season on Saturday September 2, with a reception from 5:00-7:00pm.  The show is open to all gallery artists, with a theme based on the concept of “home”.  Works will include paintings by Susan Day Philbrook and Elaine Austin Crossman, hand-hooked rugs by Kathleen Bird, and sculpture and prints by Kitty Wales.    

Labor Day weekend hours are Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 2:00pm, and Monday 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Late summer hours following the weekend are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm.  For more information call 207-863-9351 or visit neweragallery.com.

August Opening at New Era Gallery

“Isabel at Guisando” by William Lasansky, Vinalhaven Black Granite and pigments, 27”x17”x6”

“Isabel at Guisando” by William Lasansky, Vinalhaven Black Granite and pigments, 27”x17”x6”

New Era Gallery’s late summer show is entitled “Land and Legend” and will feature the work of sculptor William Lasansky and photographers Andrew Crane and Ron Rosenstock.
William Lasansky was born in Argentina, but has been a part of the Vinalhaven community for seventy years. His intense observations of the natural world led to a love of Vinalhaven stone, particularly the gabbro that is known locally as black granite. His sculpture references his broad exposure to many world cultures.

Ron Rosenstock leads photographic workshops in many parts of the world, including Vinalhaven. He has worked and taught here for many years, developing an extraordinary body of images of iconic island landscapes. Andrew Crane is making his first appearance at New Era Gallery, with a group of tintype photos of the island. Crane has traveled extensively, creating small, powerful images that are at once contemporary and yet lost in time.

The show opens on August 5 with an artist’s talk at 4:30pm followed by a reception from 5:00–7:00pm, and runs through August 30. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 2:00pm. Please visit neweragallery.com for a complete schedule of shows and events.

“Island Boats Homes and Harbors” at New Era Gallery

“From Blueberry Hill” by Esther Garcia Eder, oil on canvas, 24 x 24

“From Blueberry Hill” by Esther Garcia Eder, oil on canvas, 24 x 24

The mid-summer show at New Era Gallery is entitled “Island Boats Homes and Harbors” and will feature the work of painter Esther Garcia Eder and ceramic sculptor David Riley Peterson. Eder’s colorful and joyous oils and watercolors of familiar island locales, often seen from atop the hill where she maintains her studio, speak of her love and deep appreciation for the island.  Peterson, who has spent summers on the island since childhood, shows his lifelong love of boats and the water in his ceramic sculpture, a range including representational dories, shipwrecks, and fantastical mythological vessels.

The show will open on July 15, and run through August 2.  The gallery will host an artists’ talk and reception on July 15 beginning at 4:30. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 – 5:00, and Sunday 11:00 – 2:00. Please visit our website for a complete schedule of shows and events.

New Era Gallery presents “In the Garden”

“Crab Apple”, Watercolor on Vellum, Curly Lieber

“Crab Apple”, Watercolor on Vellum, Curly Lieber

New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven presents “In the Garden” beginning Saturday, June 24.  The show features Gobelin-style tapestries by Don Burns, botanical drawings and watercolors by Curly Lieber and stoneware sculpture by Gail Savitz.  There will be an artists talk in the Windy Way Barn at 4:30 pm followed by an opening reception in the main gallery from 5:00–7:00pm.

The exhibition will run through July 12.  Summer gallery hours, beginning June 25, are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm.  For more information call 863-9351 or visit neweragallery.com

New Era Gallery 2017 Season Opening

“Spring, Drinking Place Brook” by Elaine Austin Crossman

“Spring, Drinking Place Brook” by Elaine Austin Crossman

New Era Gallery opens for the 2017 season with the exhibition, “Spring !” The show is open to all Gallery artists, featuring new works created during the winter months, and those that embrace the new season.
Gallery hours through early June are Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm.

Please visit neweragallery.com for a full schedule of summer shows and events, and to sign up to receive show announcements.

New Era Gallery opens last show of the summer season

 

"And Then the Moon", watercolor on paper by Patricia Kennan

“And Then the Moon”, watercolor on paper by Patricia Kennan

New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven will open the last show of the summer season on Saturday September 3, with an opening reception from 5:00-7:00pm.  The show is open to all gallery artists, with a theme based on the concept of “home”.  Works will include sculpture by Sharon Townshend, paintings by Patricia Kennan, Esther Garcia Eder and Joan Freiman, fiber works by Kathleen Bird, Alison Angel and Angie Olson and pottery by Sylvia Lacey. 

Labor Day weekend hours are Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 2:00pm and Monday 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Late summer hours following the weekend are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm.  For more information call 207-863-9351 or visit neweragallery.com.