New Era Gallery opens with “Winter Works”


Carol Petillo, hand-hooked rugs

New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven will open for the 2012 season with an artists’ reception entitled “Winter Works” which provides a first look at work done during the winter months by gallery artists.  The public is invited to an Artist’s Reception from 4 – 7 p.m. Sat. May 26 at the Gallery.

New work includes watercolor and acrylic paintings by John Wulp, hand-hooked rugs by Carol Petillo, mixed media work by Diana Godfrey and Elaine Crossman, and photographs by Joan Wright. The Windy Way Barn, located directly behind the gallery, will concurrently feature the work of the late Joan Wye.  Wye was an important figure in the Vinalhaven arts community, and this is the first retrospective to show works in the various media she used throughout her lifetime. Included will be ceramics, mosaics, wood-carvings and constructions, monotypes, and the paintings for which she is best known.“Winter Works” runs through June 20. FMI call 863-9351 or visit