“Left or Right, We're All in This Together,” an exhibit of letterpress-printed broadsides by John Vincent of A Revolutionary Press in Harborside, will be open with a 4 to 6 p.m. reception Friday, Nov. 2 in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. During the First Friday reception, John Vincent will offer an ongoing demo using his small press and give viewers a freshly printed piece of small art to take with them.

Inspired by the so-called political discourse in the United States these days, Vincent uses handset type and non-digitized images in an attempt to present critical thoughts that can be viewed artistically and intellectually. By this effort, it is hoped the viewer will be left with questions to reflect upon instead of comforting answers.

By using historical and contemporary thoughts, quotes, essays and poetry as his text; and integrating color, image and experimental positioning of letters, Vincent said he tries to present work that can be viewed not only artistically but also intellectually.

“In doing so, I hope that the seemingly lost art of reasoned and rational discourse will be rediscovered, thus allowing for more humane interactions,” he said.

Other non-political art printed by A Revolutionary Press and the newly created Evolutionary Press also will be on display. “Left or Right, We're All in This Together” will run through Nov. 30.

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