‘Handmade,’ ‘Shelter’ open at Waterfall Arts

Nov 24, 2017
Hand dyed textiles by Treyummy are part of this year’s “Handmade” show and sale at Belfast’s Waterfall Arts.

Belfast — Waterfall Arts’ annual “Handmade” art and craft show and sale returns to the Clifford Gallery for its sixth year Friday, Dec. 1, with a glittering opening party that everyone is welcome to attend.

The 5 to 8 p.m. event will be merry with refreshments and food from Belfast’s own Moody Dogs. Young artists from the afterschool art programs at Waterfall Arts will be in the Bridge Studio creating one-of-a-kind, artful wrapping paper for purchases.

“Handmade” is a juried show that includes work from more than 100 artists and makers from all over Maine and beyond. Proceeds from sales benefit both the vendors and Waterfall Arts. For “Handmade,” the Clifford Gallery is transformed into a modern marketplace complete with displays and racks full of a variety of wares including finely made glass, ceramics, jewelry, prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, specialty foods, soaps, tea, cards, textiles, journals, clothing, decor and more.

Efforts have been made to keep prices low; almost everything is less than $100, with the majority well below that. “Handmade” continue through Dec. 23. Hours will be Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.; and other times by calling the Waterfall Arts office at 338-2222.

‘Shelter’ in Corridor Gallery

Also opening Friday night at Waterfall Arts is an exhibition titled “Shelter” in the Corridor Gallery. “Shelter” is a collaborative exhibit featuring the work of printmakers from Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner and the Waterfall Arts Print Studio. Unified by concept, 25 artists created fine art prints about shelter. These works reflect a wide variety of interpretations inspired by personal experience.

The images speak to literal, metaphorical, psychological, national and global concerns. Printmaking techniques include intaglio, relief, lithography and silkscreen. The exhibition was on display at the Circling the Square gallery in Gardiner during November and will be at Waterfall Arts through Dec. 23.

Exhibitions at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., are made possible by yearlong major exhibition sponsors All Creatures Acupuncture Mobile Veterinary Services, Cold Mountain Builders, Little River Veterinary Clinic, ReVision Energy, Old Professor's Bookshop, VeloInk, Waldo County Family Dentistry and Viking Lumber. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the Onion Foundation, Morton Kelly Charitable Trust and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org.

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

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