Soto’s Song: Travel with Soto on his mystical journey through an imagined reality, where he gains perspective and listens to the wisdom in the air, water, fire and earth.

Embraced by nature he is able to find truth within himself in his song. With that reality Soto’s loneliness dissipates as he is able to live in the present, without worrying about the past or the future.

To reserve your copy of Soto’s Song please email info(at)soloncenter.org.

The quality printed art book retails for $28.00, which includes shipping inside the U.S.A. ISBN: 978-1-882190-90-4. First print edition, first printing 2020.

When the gallery reopens, after the pandemic, we will host a reception that accompanies an exhibit/book-signing. Stay tuned and stay hopeful for the future!

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

To purchase the gallery edition of Coastal Maine in Words and Art, which includes quality color printing for the art, the cost is $26. (shipping included in the price for one book) please go Here  

In the spring of 2019, 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, attended 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 $26. (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 in(at)soloncenter.org. You can also purchase the gallery edition on amazon HERE for $28. Or ask for it at any bookstore!

The Maine Humanities Council provided a grant for our project that enabled 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.”