About Us

Tyra Hanson, Director

Tyra Hanson is the owner and Director of The Gallery at Somes Sound.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Furniture Masters Institute,  is the co-founder of the Maine Prison Outreach Program, a business partner with Portland Museum of Fine Art and a member of The Furniture Society.  She continues to serve on various committees on  MDI.  She is a strong supporter of Friends of Acadia and other local non-profit organizations on Mount Desert Island.  In addition to The Gallery at Somes Sound, Tyra Hanson owns and operates Frenchman's Bay Planning & Design, Inc. , offering design services and creative space planning for the home or business. 

Ethan Winslow, Office Administrator

Ethan Winslow has pursued a life in art, graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris. After graduating, Ethan worked in fashion, botanical and real estate photography.  For the past ten years, his focus has been on commissioned portrait oil paintings and writing.  Ethan is employed at The Gallery at Somes Sound during the Spring and Summer months overseeing the Gallery’s  day-to-day sales and administrative activity along with maintaining gallery records to include inventory and publications.   

Lori Ferguson, Freelance Arts & Lifestyle Writer

In addition to writing projects for The Gallery at Somes Sound, Lori Ferguson writes on arts, lifestyle, health and wellness topics for an array of alumni, consumer, and trade publications. Lori is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Princeton University, where she earned a master’s degree in art history. Before embarking on her freelance writing career, she served as the Communications Manager for Newsletters and Conference at Harvard Business School Publishing and prior to that worked as the Public Relations Director for two museums.

Peter Logue, Marketing Director

Peter Logue is a freelance filmmaker and has done commissioned work over the last five years for many clients, including Friends of Acadia, the Acadia Centennial Task Force, College of the Atlantic, the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, MDI Hospital, Camp Beech Cliff, Criterion Theatre, Acadia Fire, and the New England Parkinson’s Ride.  He has made a series of acclaimed documentaries that focus on telling the stories of individual people.  Peter's most recent project, "We Were An Island",  is a film adaptation of Peter Blanchard’s book and Jahn Sood's screenplay “We Were An Island,” which tells the story of Art and Nan Kellam, a couple who lived in near isolation on Placentia Island from 1949 through the mid-eighties.