“Feeling the power of art”

“Creating community in harmony with nature through the trans formative power of the arts,” states the mission statement of Waterfall Arts in Belfast.   Formerly the Gov. Anderson school, the entire building is now dedicated to music, dance, print making, ceramics, drawing, and  painting. (I am sure I missed a few as well.)

Waterfall Arts, Belfast

Waterfall Arts, Belfast

Classes and studio space are available. A year round gallery supports local artists. It is an exciting opportunity for many disciplines.

The printmaking studio at Waterfall Arts

The printmaking studio at Waterfall Arts

As I toured three floors of rooms I could feel the energy. Remnants of exciting activities sparked my imagination. One room houses the minimal furnishing of a writer, another a wall installation by a resident artist.

Wall Installation by Abbie Read

Wall Installation by Abbie Read

Detail of Wall Installation by Abbie Read

Detail of Wall Installation by Abbie Read

In the gallery space many artists were busily preparing for an upcoming show.

Scupltures by Jessica Straus

sculptures by Jessica Straus

Sculpture by Jessica Straus

Sculpture by Jessica Straus

Scattered across the table waiting to be displayed, was a collection of sculptures. The arrangement caught my eye, I scrambled a to capture the momentary pause in the pieces. Intriguing.

Sculture by Jessica Straus

Sculpture by Jessica Straus

Sculpture by Jessica Strauss

Sculpture by Jessica Straus

The show is currently on display. “Living in these bodies, Part 1,” represents the work of Angela Lorenz, Peggy McKenna, and Jessica Straus. The show captures complex aspects of women’s physical and social experiences. The theme is the physical and cultural space women occupy, and the way these artists portray that.

“Living in these bodies, Part 1” runs from June 13th – July 25th.

See also this page at Belfast Creative Coalition.

 

 

Karen Olson

About Karen Olson

Karen Olson is an artist working in metal. Her blogs offer a global perspective, a celebration of art and culture. She 'lives like a tourist' in Midcoast Maine where she makes her home and finds inspiration for art and life in her travels. Follow her creative passion with Renuko Style at renukostyle.com and Coastal Collage, a Bangor Daily News Blog at coastalcollage.bangordailynews.com Karen's photography portfolio can be found at seeingartineverydaylife.com