Opening/poetry reading/art show and sale

Spitfire pops up in Damariscotta

Nov 02, 2018
Karin Spitfire of Belfast presents her conceptual book “PRESS on” to the public Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11.

Damariscotta — Midcoast book artist and poet Karin Spitfire will present for viewing a brand-new large sculptural book titled “PRESS on” Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Susan and George Mason, 123 Borland Hill Road in Damariscotta Mills.

The book, whose covers are ironing boards; and pages handmade paper on pant leg stretchers, will be opened and read at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Spitfire also will read new poetry. Her artist books, broadsides and greeting cards will be on display and for sale, and light refreshments will be served. Any proceeds from the event will be donated to the Maine-Wabanaki Reach organization.

Spitfire, author of “Standing with Trees” and a member of Rockland’s Steel House, was the Belfast Poet Laureate of Belfast in 2007-2008. A dream inspired her to start making books. “PRESS on” represents a culmination in Spitfire’s development as a conceptual book artist, letterpress printer and paper maker. It also marks the beginning of an adventure in the creation of a series of seven large-scale sculptural books, of which this is the first.

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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