“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.)
Classes and studio space are available. A year round gallery supports local artists. It is an exciting opportunity for many disciplines.
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.
In the gallery space many artists were busily preparing for an upcoming show.
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.
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.