The public is invited to a free wine tasting of highlighted seasonal wines and the opening for Kelsey Floyd's art exhibit, "Stand Still," Friday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Belfast Co-op Café.

Jack Scully of Easterly Wines and Jaap Helder from the Co-op's wine department will be available to answer questions. Featured wines will be 10 percent off during the tasting; participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

"Stand Still" is a collection of works depicting the rise and fall of a romantic relationship. Floyd uses this work to serve as a visual diary depicting events, memories and significant moments throughout the relationship. Diptychs, or two images paired together, are used to provide the viewer with clues of each visual secret, as well as a tool to build and reinforce relationships between paired images. The printing technique, which is a Xerox transfer, is reminiscent of the way memory functions — although we typically strive for accuracy, memories are often seen through personal lenses … some details are enhanced while others fade.

Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Floyd currently lives and works in Midcoast Maine. She received a BA in Studio Art with a focus in sculpture and a BA in Psychology from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. These degrees have informed her art, which combines her interests in photography, sculpture and psychology.

Floyd’s work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as the Minneapolis Photo Center, Texas State University, the Putnam County Museum and Low Road Gallery in Indiana. Teaching with the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and being associated with Maine Media Workshops in Rockport since the summer of 2011, Floyd has fallen in love with working as an educator in the field of photography.

“Stand Still” will remain on display in the Co-op Cafe through Dec. 14. All are welcome at the community-owned Belfast Co-op, 123 High St., open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 338-2532 or visit

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