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Waterfall Arts premiers new artist videos amidst closure

May 15, 2020
Photo by: Chris Battaglia College undergraduate Soren Moesswilde of Belfast, inside the Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts.

Belfast — Al Crichton, artist, writer, and Waterfall Arts co-founder, has taken to Zoom to address his concern for artists currently exhibiting work in galleries and spaces with no audiences to view them. The new series is an extension of Crichton’s art column, HiLo Art, and he dubs it the “Ghost Ship Series,” conjuring folkloric ghost ships floating at sea with no living crew aboard.

The series launched with an intro video last month, and Waterfall Arts has just released an interview with Portland-based artist and curator Hilary Irons, the first of several in the series. Irons and Crichton discuss her artist practice, “The Spiral Staircase” show at Unity College Center for the Arts, as well as several of her pieces from the show.

Any artist with work in an empty gallery is invited to reach out to to set up an online interview.

Additionally, Belfast native and college undergraduate student Soren Moesswilde installed his final art project in the empty Clifford Gallery at Waterfall Arts. Review of his work was required by the art and design department at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., in order to graduate—which he confidently did. Waterfall Arts interviewed Moesswilde with his sculptural work minutes after he finished his Zoom review, and released a short profile video to commemorate his creative use of the space during the pandemic.

Founded in 2000 and celebrating 20 years of achievement, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center offering resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.

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