Weekly Art Hive pops up at Waterfall Arts

Feb 01, 2019

Belfast — Waterfall Arts will participate in the international Art Hives Network with its latest offering, the Art Hive. The first will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Bridge Studio. The Art Hive pop-up open studio will continue Thursday afternoons at the art center, 256 High St.

Many materials will be available to create with including paints, pastels, collage and fiber arts. There is no fee to participate and no one will be turned away for lack of funds; donations are welcome. The Art Hive is for all ages; children younger than 12 must come with a supervising adult.

Lisa Cohn, a local art therapist, has been dreaming of facilitating an Art Hive in Belfast for several years. She said she was really drawn to the idea of creating a community space that is open to everyone.

“Having worked with teens, veterans, elders and children with a variety of challenges, I have seen how art can truly change lives,” she said. “I also see much value in bringing together all types of people to inspire and challenge and create together.”

The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances. The effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces across Canada, and throughout the world. These spaces create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing and art making between people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities.

The Art Hive at Waterfall Arts will be the 158th Art Hive opened within North America and Europe. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 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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