Gallery at Somes Sound showing Ellen Church and Hank Gilpin

“Moose Island” by Ellen Church

The Gallery at Somes Sound invites the public to the August showing of Ellen Church, watercolors, and Hank Gilpin, furniture maker. For Ellen, there is a need for art to “celebrate living and our connection to the earth, sustain our spirit, honor nature, and speak of its mystery and sacredness.” Ellen lives year round on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. There she paints the places that reflect the spirit of the woods, mountains, and shores of her island home. Rhode Island-based Hank Gilpin is a rare artist/designer. In the last 30 years or so, he has had over 2000 commissions for his lushly beautiful and highly touchable wood furniture and table objects. Wood does not really describe the quality and finish of the materials that Gilpin uses, polishes and refines. The show runs through Aug. 24. For more information visit