Art opening at Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, June 10

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ROCKLAND — An art opening on Friday, June 10, from 4 - 6 p.m., at Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, features two environmental artists. This art show will be on display through August at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center, 9 Water St. in Rockland.

The Center welcomes:

Jon Luoma, of Alna, who studied traditional painting in China. His show will highlight landscapes and scenes of Maine, coastal and inland, with a few from Canada, Nepal and the Galapagos Islands. He enjoys spending time in the “wildlands” of Maine (and beyond).

Kirk M. Rogers, of Portland, is an accomplished photographer with a portfolio that rivals some of the great naturalist photographers, according to the release. This show explores the breadth of his talent, including his astrophotography. His images of landscapes, birds and the night sky are further enhanced by his refined print processing and winsome titles.

“Refuge Manager Brian Benedict is delighted to welcome Kirk back to our art galleries to highlight his talent and dedication to the refuge,” said the Center. “Kirk Rogers exceptional photography has been used in many ways to connect the public with our treasured refuge islands and the seabirds they support. Over many years Kirk has generously volunteered his time to accompany refuge staff to offshore islands to capture stunning images. Since most of the public will never visit our islands, Kirk’s photos have been used to share the beauty through exhibits in our Visitor Center, social media, and scientific and public presentations.”

The galleries are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays; and on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All art sales support both the artists and the Friends’ group.

For more information, contact info@mainecoastislands.org or call 594-0600 x5114.

Event Date: 

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Location: 

Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery

Address: 

Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center
9 Water Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States