Art opening, wine tasting at Belfast Co-op

Aug 19, 2014
Photo by: Jenny Rebecca Nelson "Union" by Jenny Rebecca Nelson is part of her "Seaboard" exhibit at the Belfast Co-op.

Belfast — On Friday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Belfast Co-op Café, there will be a free wine tasting of highlighted seasonal wines and the opening for Jenny Rebecca Nelson's photography exhibit "Seaboard," which will be on display in the Co-op Cafe through late September.

Jack Scully of Easterly Wines and Jaap Helder, from the Co-op's wine department will be available to answer questions. Featured wines will be 10 percent off during the tasting; participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Nelson describes her work as a "passion to freeze moments and bring them to other eyes, sometimes weaving them into something larger and sometimes leaving them as single moments." Born and raised in Maine, she documents the places, people and events of her home state, in a combination of documentary and fine art styles. The images she has selected for this show are influenced by living in a region of the country that is seaboard, or bordered by the sea.

"We are a seaboard state of makers, and my job as a storyteller is to weave their craft, the things that influence them and all the seemingly disconnected pieces into a connected story," she said.

To learn more about Nelson’s work, visit wyldephotography.org. All are welcome at the community-owned Belfast Co-op, open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 123 High St. For more information, call 338-2532 or visit belfast.coop.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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