Art installation to mark Summer Solstice

WINTER HARBOR — Woodstock wasn’t what Kathleen Rogers had in mind when she brought her daughter to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice several years ago. She had visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site before, but on June 21 she encountered a different animal.

“Thousands of people in all kinds of undress, just kind of partying,” she said. “It was a little bit disappointing.”

So Rogers went with her own concept to celebrate this year’s turning of summer. Rogers, who runs KLR Communications Inc. from Ellsworth and counts visual artists such as Robert Indiana among her clients, serves on the arts committee at the Schoodic Education Research Center Institute (SERC) in Winter Harbor. She is spearheading the installation of contemporary American artist George Wardlaw’s “Cycles: Time-Life-Light” series of acrylic paintings done 13 years ago after observing the Solstice in Ogunquit, Maine.

“The point is to have something fun, but also beautiful,” Rogers said.

What: Schoodic Solstice Celebration and Opening Reception of George Wardlaw’s “Cycles: Time-Life-Light” Exhibit.

When: Opening Reception is Friday, June 21, 5-7 p.m.; The Wardlaw exhibit will run June 21–Sept. 2.

Where: Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute, Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor.

Details: Wardlaw will be on hand to talk about his work. Somesville poet and art critic Carl Little will read a selection of poetry and journalist Dana Wilde will explain the astronomy of the solstice. The National Geographic documentary “Stonehenge Decoded” will be shown.

Learn more: SERC Institute, 288-1310,

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