Monhegan Island, ME & Rockland, ME – The First Annual Monhegan Island Photo Festival is pleased to present a group invitational exhibition of works featuring five photographers who have captured different aspects of “The Artists’ Island”.
There will be two exhibitions: The first on Monhegan Island itself at the Carina House from May 27, 2016 – June 5th, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 28th from 3-8 pm; the second on the mainland in Rockland, Maine at 25 Oak Street from June 30th through July 10th with an opening reception on Thursday, June 30th from 5-8 pm and during the Rockland Gallery Walk Evening on Friday, July 1st from 5-9 pm.
Five photographers will be featured in the show: David Aimone, J Michael Sullivan, Jason Philbrook, Penny Hoey and Steven Aimone. These photographs document the varied terrain and sights on the island, using a variety of both traditional and modern tools. Antique lenses as well as modern cameras, both digital and film are used. The goal is to present the island in a way that is both familiar to people who know the island, yet from a perspective that differs from the traditional landscape image.
Monhegan is a small island 10 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the state of Maine in the USA. Less than 5 square miles in size, most of the landscape has been put aside as a nature preserve. The island has been a magnet for well over a century for artists such as Rockwell Kent and Andrew Wyeth, and photographers Ralph Steiner, Bertrand Wentworth and Kosti Ruohomaa.