‘Interiors,’ ‘An Eclectic Mix’

Waterfall Arts opens two exhibitions

Jul 22, 2017
Photo by: Sarah Szwajkos Photographer Sarah Szwajkos’ “Shoes Behind Couch” is part of Waterfall Arts’ “Interiors” exhibition, opening during the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk.

Belfast — Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., will hold an opening reception for two exhibitions Friday, July 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.: “Interiors” in the Clifford Gallery; and “An Eclectic Mix” in the Corridor Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

“Interiors” focuses on representations of domestic spaces, a part of 2017’s Place and Belonging exhibition theme at Waterfall Arts. A curated collection of works by local well-known artists, “Interiors” directs the gaze inward in work that shows the interior spaces we occupy, rather than us in them. Artists include Alison Rector, Louise Bourne, Gideon Bok, Kris Engman, Sarah Szwajkos, David Estey, Jessica Ives and Heath Paley.

“An Eclectic Mix” features work by participants at The Art Department in Portland, established in 2011 to provide opportunities to Maine artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This show is just a small sample of the body of work of these amazing artists, working with a wide variety of media and skills including animation, memoirs, fictional movies, newscasting and journalism, costume and prop creation, green screen experimentation, silk screening, printmaking, painting, drawing, book making and more.

The Clifford and Corridor galleries at Waterfall Arts are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.; or by appointment. Admission is free.

The new shows are made possible by foundation support from the Onion Foundation, Morton Kelly Charitable Trust and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by local business sponsors All Creatures Acupuncture Mobile Veterinary Services, ReVision Energy, Old Professor's Bookshop, Seebreeze Family Eye Care, VeloInk, Waldo County Family Dentistry and Viking Lumber Inc.

Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, events, performances, open community studios (clay, print and darkroom photography), public art projects, rental facilities and more. For more information, call 338-2222 or 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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