ABOUT THE GALLERY AT SOMES SOUND:
Established in 2010 The Gallery at Somes Sound is located on Mount Desert Island, overlooking beautiful Somes Sound in the historic Village of Somesville. The Gallery represents contemporary artists of national standing while showcasing their fine art and sculptured furniture .. tucked away on the “quite side” of the Island, this is a real treat for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Thank you!
Tyra Hanson, Director
Tyra Hanson enjoys greeting art enthusiasts entering the Gallery and working with clients who require assistance in choosing acquisitions for their home or business. Over the years she has carefully selected the gallery's stable of accomplished artists, offering their work in diverse subject, style, and medium. Tyra remains active with local non-profit organizations, a supporter of the Wendell Gilley Museum, a member of the Business Advisors Team with Friends of Acadia and board member for the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce. She is a business partner with Portland Museum of Art, a supporter of the N.H. Furniture Masters and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
Kailyn Metcalf, Gallery Administrator
Kaitlyn Metcalf is employed at The Gallery at Somes Sound as the Gallery Administrator, maintaining gallery records, inventory, marketing/promotional material and publications. Kaitlyn is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. In her preparatory education, Kaitlyn was fortunate enough to simultaneously attend both Mount Carmel Academy and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Led by her passion for the arts, Kaitlyn traveled north to attend Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine where she graduated with Honors, attaining a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History. After graduating from MECA, Kaitlyn ventured further north to down east Maine where she now lives with her husband, Ryan, and their dog Birdie Mae.
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.