Unique stories written to accompany art on exhibit at Fukurou Gallery in Rockland

To purchase the gallery edition, which includes quality color printing for the art, the cost is $22. (shipping included in the price for one book) please go Here  

Last spring the Solon Center for Research and Publishing held a contest to give unknown writers in Maine an opportunity to be published in a book with photographic art that depicts Rockland and the coast in its myriad situations, moods and emotions.

The result of the contest was pleasantly overwhelming with 88 stories submitted. In the end the 27 stories were published to accompany 23 images in Coastal Maine in Words and Art. Seventeen writers told stories with depth, insight, candor, irony, wit and humor. Anyone who has every visited Maine’s coast will be able to relate to them. They’ve put humankind’s instinctive emotional connection to the sea into words.

On September 14th at the Solon Center’s Gallery Fukurou, 20 Main Street, in Rockland hosted a book/art reception which welcomed eighty-two people. Fine art photographers Yohaku Yorozuya and Ramona du Houx, whose art is in the exhibit, were on hand as well as fifteen authors who wrote stories in the book.

The writers are: Mark Aufiery, Eola Ball, S.M. Belair, M. E. Brinton, Donna Chellis, Diana Coleman, Steve Feeney, N.T. Franklin, Lee Heffner, Donna Hinkley, Khristina Marie Landers, Rosemarie Nervelle, Ed Peele, Lynn Smith, Sandra Sylvester, Lee Van Dyke, and John Holt Willey.

To purchase the gallery edition, which includes quality color printing for the art, the cost is $22. (shipping included in the price for one book.) We use Square, which accepts any credit card. Please go Here  

Any questions please email me at ramonahoux(at)gmail. com .

You can also purchase the gallery edition on amazon HERE for $28.

Or ask for it at any bookstore!

The Maine Humanities Council has provided a grant for our project that enables the Solon Center to donate books to libraries across Maine. MHC is a statewide non-profit organization that uses the humanities, “as a tool for positive change in Maine communities.”