Olivia and Bernie DeLisle stand in front of The Peace Gallery’s mission statement written on a whiteboard in its 122 Main St. headquarters in Damariscotta. The father and daughter opened the space earlier this week. (Maia Zewert photo)

Olivia Delisle ’11 – ‘Individuals, Not Organizations:’ Damariscotta Collaborative Focused on Community

Article originally published March 17, 2022 for the Lincoln County News. Written by Maia Zewert

On March 13, Bernie DeLisle and Olivia DeLisle removed the brown paper covering the windows at The Peace Gallery, a collaborative focused on showcasing art and craft by veterans and providing a community space to support health, well-being, and understanding.

The seeds of what would become The Peace Gallery, located at 122 Main St. in downtown Damariscotta, were planted half a decade ago when Bernie DeLisle attended a program at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle. The school, which has a mission of connecting people through craft, was hosting the program for veterans.

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Originally published on March 17, 2022 in the Lincoln County News. Click on the link above to read the full article.