Small Wonder Gallery and Frameshop on the Public Landing in Camden has officially been handed over to the second generation. The gallery was established in 1984 by Kathy and Michael Valente. Kathy and Michael are still involved in the business but are pleased to have given the reins to their daughter, Elizabeth Senders. Elizabeth has been working at the gallery since she moved back to Maine in 2008.
Since her takeover, Elizabeth has launched an updated website for the gallery, which she is very excited about. She also decided to remain open this winter with an abbreviated schedule; she likes the idea of the gallery once again being a year-round part of the community.
The gallery will continue to feature local artists and scenery in a variety of mediums and to offer high-quality custom framing. Looking toward the summer season, Elizabeth plans to bring in at least one new jeweler and a new painter. Stacy Stevenson has been the lead framer at Small Wonder for 15 years, and Brenda Grigo is starting her fifth season as a full-time sales person; she is also an artist and an experienced framer.
Small Wonder Gallery is located at 1 Public Landing in Camden. The gallery can be reached at (207) 236 6005, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.smallwondergallery.com. Winter hours are Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Other times are available by appointment. The gallery will resume a full schedule in mid-April.