Creative Coalition profiles members

Feb 27, 2017
Photo by: Julia Clapp BCC member artist David Jacobson is pictured at work in his glassblowing studio.

Belfast — Belfast Creative Coalition, a nonprofit organization that promotes arts and culture in Waldo County, has announced a new initiative featuring written profiles of its members.

BCC members — generally local artists, artisans and makers — vary widely in their areas of skill and interest; the written profiles, highlighted on BCC’s website, are meant to highlight that variety.

“We want people living in the Belfast area to get to know their local artists,” said BCC Membership Coordinator Julia Clapp, who is writing the profiles.

Many people are not aware of the many artists’ studios all over the area, Clapp added. Some BCC member artists offer classes and workshops at their studios.

“All of these artists are inspiring, and all of them have interesting stories,” she said. “And many of them want to share knowledge of their crafts.”

The member profiles are centered on interviews with the artists that take place at their workspaces. So far, the responses to the profiles that have been published have been very positive.

“We’re excited to bring the stories of our creative community to neighbors and visitors alike,” said BCC Executive Director Emily Baer, “and we hope to grow this initiative in the coming months.”

To read the current membership profiles, or to find out more about membership, visit

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

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