Tireless supporters of the arts Sherry and Ivan Rasmussen to be honored

Ivan and Sherry Rasmussen will be honored during the Father’s Day concert on Sunday, June 15.

BAR HARBOR — Sherry and Ivan Rasmussen will receive the 2014 Acadia Arts Achievement Award for their dedication, passion and work supporting arts in the community. The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce will present the award during the intermission of the Father’s Day concert in Agamont Park from on Sunday, June 15, from 5-7 p.m.

For nearly forty years, Ivan and Sherry Rasmussen have promoted the arts in and out of the galleries and studio spaces they have owned and established on the Bar Harbor waterfront. Both Sherry and Ivan are not only remarkable artists, but ceaseless supporters of the arts.

They have demonstrated and taught at MDI festivals, local libraries, First Friday ART Walks and Open Studios, while participating actively in different capacities on the boards and committees of many local organizations and events. Some of these projects include the Arcady Music Festival, the Legacy of the Arts Festival, the establishment of Bar Harbor’s first farmer’s market and the Museum in the Streets project.

They are also proud of their work to save the Bar Harbor Club from destruction, as well as the 1850’s Thankful Cottage.

Sherry and Ivan retired in 2012 after 37 successful years as owners of Alone Moose Fine Crafts, a gallery dedicated to promoting fine Maine art and craft. In 2013, Ivan joined two other Maine artists showing their work collectively as ART on West at the site of the former gallery.

You might just see Sherry and Ivan working on location near their VW camper van, a wedding anniversary present to themselves, reminiscent of the back-to-the-land ‘70s that first brought them to Maine.

Please join us in recognizing Sherry and Ivan Rasmussen at this community celebration. The event is free and open to the public.

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