Sunbeam Island Outreach Brings ‘Painting Islands’ to 15 Outer Islands

Sunbeam Island Outreach Brings ‘Painting Islands’ to 15 Outer Islands

BAR HARBOR, ME — Through Island Outreach, I will be taking Howie’s Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art photos to the fourteen island communities that have, thus far, participated in the project. I will also take the exhibit to Vinalhaven, the fifteenth island, which completes Howie’s effort.

The Sunbeam V can tie-up on six out of the fifteen islands. On these islands, the exhibit hangs in the Sunbeam’s salon. People are welcome on board to view the photos and tour the boat. The exhibit is open between 3:00-6:00 pm on each island, depending on how long we can remain at the island’s dock.

For the other nine islands, I will travel with the exhibit by mail boat or ferry. The exhibit will be displayed somewhere on the island – anywhere large enough to exhibit the collection. I am making arrangements with community centers, churches, parsonages.

I hope to get to each of the fifteen islands by the end of October, so that both year-round and seasonal community members have an opportunity to see Howie’s Painting Islands photos. Each island’s exhibit date and time is communicated through each island’s Facebook page, email, posters and word of mouth.

Those interested in attending the exhibit on their island should look for announcements through any one of these outlets. Or contact me directly by email.

Prints of Howie Motenko’s Painting Islands photos are available for purchase online. All profits from these sales are dedicated to the Maine Seacoast Mission.

Douglas Cornman
Director of Island Outreach

Howie Motenko Thanks Rob Benson for Help with ‘Painting Islands’ Project

Howie Motenko Thanks Rob Benson for Help with ‘Painting Islands’ Project

L-R: Rob Benson and Howie Motenko (Photo by Ann Cox Halkett)

Artist Howie Motenko with former Sunbeam minister Rob Benson at the Artist’s Opening Reception at the Colket Center, Thursday, July 6, 2017. Mr. Motenko presented Mr. Benson one of his light painting photos from Matinicus. Benson was instrumental in suggesting Motenko’s “Painting Islands” project in collaboration with Mission Island Outreach director Douglas Cornman and the Sunbeam V..

Motenko’s ‘Painting Islands’ Exhibit Gets Mission Full Court Press

Motenko’s ‘Painting Islands’ Exhibit Gets Mission Full Court Press

Bar Harbor, ME — Earlier this year the Maine Arts Commission, as part of its Art in the Capitol program at the Maine State House, showcased MDI resident Howie Motenko‘s photography exhibit “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art.”

If you missed it, be of good cheer. “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art” is on display at Maine Seacoast Mission’s Colket Center in Bar Harbor July 1 through August 31.

Mission Director of Island Outeach Douglas Corman reminds us the Island Outreach program “is taking the [‘Painting Islands”] photographs around to the fifteen participating islands.” We will let you know the times and places of Howie Motenko’s photo exhibits on the islands as we get them.

Finally, the Mission is celebrating Howie Motenko’s photography exhibition with an Artist’s Opening Reception, at the Colket Center, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5-7 pm.

For more information call or email Anna Silver 288-5097.