Nature-inspired art at the Market

Aug 13, 2014
Jessica Harris creates jewelry with “a rustic realness.”

Belfast — The lazy, hazy days of summer are filled with good food and an array of fabulous art, thanks to the weekly meetings of Belfast Art and Farmer’s markets Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Waterfall Arts Center, 256 High St.

B.A.M. runs through the end of August and is overflowing with locally made, high quality arts and crafts including pottery, jewelry, paintings and balsam-stuffed textiles. Among the vendors is Jessica Harris, granddaughter of renowned John E. Harris, watercolor artist from Ellsworth and Blue Hill. Jessica Harris also is also known for her watercolors, and she adds a dimension by painting images onto vintage sheet music. She also creates one-of-a-kind jewelry, which she said has a "rustic realness." All of her work is inspired by nature, especially as it relates to Maine, and incorporates new and repurposed finds.

Harris has attended Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Maryland Institute College of Art for jewelry making; and continues to further enrich her craft through added studies, exploration and experimentation. She currently resides in Ellsworth, where she maintains Flowers in the Attic, has her studio/boutique.

For more information, visit belfastartmarket.weebly.com.

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

(Artwork by: Jessica Harris)
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