BELFAST — On Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at the Head of Tide Preserve, artist Karen Olson of Hope will share her inspiration and process for her work “The Embrace,” which is on display in the gallery at Waterfall Arts through Aug. 20.

Olson is a lens-based artist who works at the intersection of human emotion and the natural world. In her artist’s statement she said, “I stand quietly in the midst of the trees, examining their texture, following the vein-like branches reaching upward and out. I imagine the network of communication and support beneath the surface and feel the effects of this far-reaching community. They/we are interconnected.”

Directions: Heading north on Route 1, take Route 7/137. At stop sign, turn left onto Waldo Avenue. Turn right onto Doak Road. Parking area is on Doak Road, immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Waterfall Arts are partnering to bring arts and trails together through free and publicly accessible experiences that encourage participation. In addition to the Art Walk and Talk, the two organizations have collaborated on a project called “Art Gone WILD!,” which is an outdoor art cart that will live on a trail in the summer season, awaiting passers-by to make art with provided materials and a display system.

For more information about this and other free events, visit To learn more about Olson and her corresponding exhibition, visit To register for the Art Walk and Talk, contact Registration is recommended, but not required. Feel free to simply show up!