‘The Print Show’ is back in Belfast

Mar 30, 2014
A monoprint collage by Betty Shopmeyer is part of “The Print Show” at Belfast’s Waterfall Arts.

Belfast — Artists from around the state have responded to Waterfall Arts’ annual open call for handmade prints, and “The Print Show” will open Friday, April 4, with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception at the arts center, 256 High St. All are welcome to attend, meet the artists and enjoy the variety of printmaking techniques and distinctive content on display in the Clifford Gallery.

Many local artists have work in the show including Ben Potter, Dina Petrillo, Petrea Noyes, Russell Kahn, Tara Law, Bob Richardson, Abbie Read, Carol Sloane, Jeff Jelenfy, Betsey Feeley and others. Students from Unity College, Belfast and Camden schools also submitted work for exhibition.

Printmaking was chosen as the focus for the open call show this year to celebrate the opening of Waterfall Arts’ new printmaking studio. The studio, complete with two presses and all the necessary equipment for printing etchings, monoprints, woodblocks, linocuts, screen prints and engravings, was made possible through the generosity of the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation. Classes and workshops in different printing techniques are ongoing; open studio time is also available.

“The Print Show,” which will run through May 30, is supported by Front Street Shipyard. Waterfall Arts offers art classes and workshops, studio rentals, cutting edge exhibitions, art related events and rentals for meetings or one time events. Gallery and office hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call the office at 338-2222.

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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