“Vignettes” is the first of a series of collaborations between Carol Stenberg of Colibri Architects and Dina Petrillo of Belfast Bay Shade Co. Their photo, found object and illuminated prints will be on exhibit for Belfast Creative Coalition's Cultivate: the Farm and Art Tour Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12, on the top floor of the Belfast Post Office building. Also on site for Columbus Day weekend, Meadowsweet Farm raised meats and sheepskins will be for sale with samplings of smoked sausage and pickles.

Capturing subtle, often intimate and sometimes surprising instances of natural beauty, Stenberg's photograph's together with her found farm object assemblages and the brilliant colors, patterns and textures of Petrillo's embossed mixed media prints and lampshades form ephemeral, maybe playful compositions.

"Because we share a physical space, Carol and I see our work in close proximity on a daily basis and it's become obvious that there's a relationship there. ‘Vignettes’ is just a way of putting a frame around what we see as the inevitable design links between natural phenomena and human artifact," said Petrillo.

Belfast Bay Shade Company also will be debuting new designs in autumn colors paired with lamp bases made by local Maine artisans in wood and ceramic. For more information, contact Petrillo at 735-8237 or dnpetrillo@gwi.net.

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