Belfast transformed at Camden National

Jul 03, 2014
Photo by: Paula B. Cannon Paula B. Cannon gives the steeple of Belfast’s First Church the kaleidoscopic treatment.

Belfast — During the month of July, familiar scenes of Belfast will be seen in a totally different light.  Paula B. Cannon of Paula's Impressions is exhibiting her kaleidoscopic transformations of Belfast at the Camden National Bank on Main Street.

This is Cannon's fourth year making such transformations. This year, her focus has been on the familiar, those scenes in Belfast that most people recognize. The First Church on Church Street, the Masonic building on the corner of High and Main, the tugboats in the harbor and Rollie’s on Main Street are only a few of the highlights.

Three years ago Cannon did “For the Love of Eastport,” highlighting that town’s historical and familiar buildings. Even the most worn buildings had a new beauty when seen in this new way.

A computer program designed for quilting was Cannon's first inspiration. She started to take her original photos of flowers, boats, masts and even just lines and, with the help of the program and thoughtful manipulations, she created photos that embody the spirit of the scenes. Some people have used these designs as mandalas, finding them to be beautiful inspirations while meditating.

Cannon's photos are available from poster size prints to notecards at Lupine Cottage in East Belfast; at Nautical Scribe on Church Street; at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport; and the Commons in Eastport. She may be reached at and 338-3608.

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

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