Art Opening at Maine Coastal Islands

  • September 6, 2019 - November 26, 2019
  • PO Box 1231, 9 Water Street
  • Rockland, ME 04841

Fall Art Show at Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, 9 Water Street, Rockland features:  Jordan Chalfant, Bar Harbor, with paintings reflecting the vitality of wildlife on Petit Manan Island; John Drury, Vinalhaven, with photographs showing the dynamic diversity of things to see on and around the refuge islands; and Karen & Ret Talbot, Rockland, with scientific illustrations and photos that highlight marine fisheries and ocean conservation around the world.  The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on select evenings, weekends and holidays.  See www.mainecoastislands.org for times. 

Chalfant spent three years on Petit Manan Island, monitoring seabirds and helping with research studies, which inspired her art. “It was life changing (in a good way) to reside for months at a time on the tiny island with its thousands of inhabitants, all in tune with the wind, sea, moon, and tides-- struggling to fulfill their ultimate purpose. Life and death, reproduction and predation, met each other with such intensity that at the end of the season, the only thing left to do was put a brush to it.” 

Drury has spent time on Petit Manan, Matinicus Rock and Seal Island – all refuge-owned islands.  He has been involved with bird research and helped haul people and gear to refuge islands over the span of 40 years. His photographs show the diversity of marine life on and around these islands.

The Talbot’s collaborate when it comes to oceans and especially ocean education and conservation. As a scientific illustrator and fine artist, Karen often draws her inspiration from the marine world, and as a writer and photographer, Ret covers marine fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. Their show will give a global perspective of our incredible oceans.

This art will be on display from September 6 through November 26. For more information, call 594-0600 x5. 

Art Opening at Maine Coastal Islands
  • September 6, 2019 - November 26, 2019
  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
  • by donation
  • Recurring every week day