Part II of Waterfall Arts’ summer exhibit “Living in these Bodies” will open Friday, Aug. 1, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The Part II exhibition continues to highlight work by female artists that captures complex aspects of women's physical and social experiences. The theme is the physical and cultural space women occupy, and the way these artists portray that.

Part II features work by Elizabeth Jabar, Colleen Kinsella, Lesia Sochor, Deborah Olin and Lorena Salcedo-Watson. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 30. “The Future Mothers Tent,” Jabar and Kinsella’s collaborative piece, is an actual tent, printed all over with images of women, many from the Middle East, meant to invite visitors in for conversation and gathering. Both artists teach at Maine College of Art. Jabar is a print-based artist and her hybrid works on paper explore ideas of ethnicity and heritage. Her work has been shown at galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Kinsella’s primary focus is split between printmaking and music; her work has been published on more than 25 album covers. Her work was selected for this year’s Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art and was featured on the catalogue cover. She has taught photography and printmaking for the past 10 years and manages the print studio at MECA.

Jabar and Kinsella will lead a special workshop titled Image Traffic: Printmaking and the Appropriated Image Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Participants will work with found and appropriated imagery, including the “Future Mothers” lexicon, and utilize rubber stamps, Xerox lithography, screen printing, chine colle and more to reinterpret and recombine images into a collaborative, take home zine.

Salcedo-Watson’s large charcoal, watercolor and ink drawings derives from a fascination with human anatomy, botany and entomology. Her imagery relates to natural phases in biological developments, particularly in plant forms, insects, and perceptions and experiences of the human body. Salcedo-Watson lives on Long Island, N.Y., and her work has been shown and collected extensively.

Stretching and gessoing a canvas is a discipline Sochor has done for 40 years. What she puts on the canvas is a narrative told in paint prompted by personal experiences. Her series Threads began in 2007 when she was inspired by wooden spools of thread connecting her to her female ancestors. Through the daily practice of painting, this work evolved into the Bodice series, which in turn morphed into the Mannequin series. Sochor lives in Brooks, shows her work throughout the Northeast and is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher.

Olin is a printmaker who lives and works in Somerville, Mass. In her recent work, she uses her body as the matrix in creating her printing plate. Wrapping herself in plastic and rolling in glue produces a body print that she colors with powdered pigments. She describes her work as exploring identity, memory, healing, folklore and superstition.

Both “Living in these Bodies” Part I and II are generously sponsored by Revision Energy, Coyote Moon, City Drawers and Seahorse Stables; media sponsor is WERU. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit

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