McLaughlin panel at Waterfall Arts

Aug 03, 2012
Photo by: Eric Hovermale A collection of the late David McLaughlin’s sculpture and more is on view at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Pictured is "Flying Fish."

Belfast — A number of artists, cohorts and other friends of the late David McLaughlin will talk about his art and share their stories about his work and life in and out of the Liberty Cannery Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.

The panel and open discussion, titled David McLaughlin, the Artist and the Man, is held in conjunction with Waterfall Arts’ “David McLaughlin & the Art of Salvage” exhibit. Participants will include Nina Scott-Hansen, Skip Brack, Jay Sawyer, John Russo and Alan Crichton.

McLaughlin was well-known as a prolific artist in metal and wood, an ingenious designer and builder, a passionate collector and a creative rigger of all things. His exquisite attention to detail, aesthetic sense and work ethic informed his work in all media as well as his collections of many things, most of them rusty and large, with which he created sculptures, tools, living spaces, vehicles and stoves. He loved to solve practical problems big and small, and many contractors, mechanics and artists consulted him for advice and direction.

The McLaughlin exhibit and related events are sponsored by the Maine Community Foundation, Cold Mountain Builders, the Davistown Museum and Liberty Tool, Liberty Graphics, Darby's Restaurant, Bittersweet Landing Boatyard, the Lookner Family and Harvest Energy/Rockport Mechanical.

Gallery hours through Aug. 24 are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information, call 338-2222 or visit waterfallarts.org.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Also on view are installations of David McLaughlin’s live/work spaces. The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 24, the exhibit’s last day, and selected tools from the exhibit will be sold at affordable prices. (Photo by: Eric Hovermale)
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