Photographer Peter Ralston’s first artist’s talk at Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery on Aug. 9 was such a success that he’s been invited back for an encore presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.

A master raconteur, Ralston has a treasure trove of stories behind his iconic images of the Maine coast, several of which are now on display at the gallery through Oct. 25. Behind each of his stunning photographs is an engaging tale drawn from his encounters with some of the coast’s most intriguing characters and natural wonders.

Last month’s standing-room-only audience went away with a new appreciation for the special places and people that have drawn artists, poets and nature lovers to the Maine coast for centuries. Ralston’s encore appearance is once again a free event; refreshments will be served and no advance reservations are required, although early arrival is encouraged. 

This talk is part of the premiere exhibition of Peter’s Master Prints at Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main Street, Rockland. Please click here to view the online gallery from Ralston’s “Master Prints” show.

Current gallery hours for Archipelago Fine Arts are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please contact Lisa Mossel Vietze, manager of Archipelago, at 596-0701 or