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Spend Sunday in Belfast at a festival on the waterfront

By artsinthepark on July 13, 2014, at 7:37 a.m.
Spend the day browsing terrific art exhibitors, trying some fresh from the wood fired oven pizza, or Stone Fox Farm’s gingery ginger ice cream (just one of many favors). Musicians will be playing all day – starting with the Leaky Boot Jug Band from 10-12; the US Army Jazz Combo …
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Black and white photos capturing the mood – at Arts in the Park this weekend.

By artsinthepark on July 09, 2014, at 7:32 a.m.
Herman Meisner lives in Northport, Maine and has exhibited his black and white photos at Arts in the Park for many years. His formal training was in biochemistry, as a University research professor…”but I believe that photography has similarities to my long-time profession, in that, much like the outcome of …
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Sea glass crafted into jewelry, buttons and more at Arts in the Park, Belfast this weekend

By artsinthepark on July 08, 2014, at 8:02 a.m.
For Laura of Iris Design Seaglass, “Winter,Spring,Summer and Fall all find me tramping the beaches of Downeast Maine and Atlantic Canada in search of the most exquisite sea glass imaginable. Decades of rolling in the surf has removed all the rough edges from these lovely sea treasures. I never cut, …
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The Bad Daddy’s playing their blues at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on July 07, 2014, at 7:39 a.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Arts in the Park, Heritage Park, Front Street, Belfast, Maine For more information: The Arts in the Park organizers are excited to have The Bad Daddys in their line-up of musicians playing at Arts in the Park. They will …
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Colorful felted items to save for cooler weather

By artsinthepark on July 06, 2014, at 7:08 a.m.
Bernice of ColorPlay says “In 2006 I took my first felting class, and I was hooked! I’ve long been attracted to the fiber arts. Felting is a medium that lets me indulge my desire to play with fiber and color and turn those efforts into a variety of functional pieces. …
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Clean and angular designs in jewelry at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on July 05, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.
Quimby St. Jewelry is designed and created by Boyd Johnson and Nancy Peavy based in Augusta, Maine. Boyd studied metalsmithing at Cleveland Institute of Art and Tyler Schol of Art. Nancy studied fine art at the University of Georgia. “We work collaboratively to create jewelry in a range of styles …
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“Making a container to hold and store” – a goal of Arts in the Park potter

By artsinthepark on July 03, 2014, at 8:38 a.m.
Betsy Levine of Prescott Hill Pottery in Liberty, Maine says “I have always been interested in artifacts, in ancient historical records, symbols on bowls, marks on tablets, the very earliest impulses to put our ‘prints on the sands of time,’ to decorate the implements of necessity, and thereby to create …
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More than Art – 19th Annual Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on July 01, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, July 13, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Heritage Park – downtown on the waterfront, Front Street, Belfast, Maine For more information: Arts in the Park is an arts festival for sure, but it’s not only about static art …
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Garden Muses – homegrown in Belfast

By artsinthepark on July 01, 2014, at 7:13 a.m.
The beautifully carved garden muses have graced the same corner of the Arts in the Park festival for about as long as the show has been running (19 years this year!) And they will be back this year on July 12 and 13. About the artists: Ron lives and works …
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Pottery with made to order color schemes

By artsinthepark on June 30, 2014, at 7:31 a.m.
Rickie Bogle claims to have created a nice little life for herself, making pottery in Portland, Maine. “Who knew you could be a potter if you wanted to?” She makes a variety of functional pots from scratch, thrown on a wheel and hand painted. The designs are simple to let …
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By artsinthepark on June 29, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
As a Guild Artist, Nanne integrates her superfine wool with color and details that emulate moments in nature. A hand-spinner for 30 years, every fleece is handled with care and used for its specific purpose, as not all wool is created equally. Her sheep are bred for extreme softness and …
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Pet portraits a specialty for artist at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 29, 2014, at 8:24 a.m.
Carol Kutz of Shadowplay Artworks says “My art has been evolving for over 25 years with many winding paths along the way. As a young wife and mother of four children I created t-shirt art for two Maine screen printers. For many years I created wildlife art for Maine’s Department …
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Capturing the vanishing Maine landscape one painting at a time

By artsinthepark on June 28, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
Kathleen Perelka’s paintings are vibrant and earthbound. She says, “I am working to capture the vanishing Maine landscape through my pastels. The open fields of hay, corn and other crops with just a hint of human occupation in the distance remind me of my childhood in central Maine. I look …
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Last Years Artists of the Year Return to Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 27, 2014, at 7:57 a.m.
Artists of the year 2013, Rosemarie DiLernia & Chris Banikiotes return to Arts in the Park this year. Their one of a kind pieces draw the attention of many. They say: “The form of our pieces is created solely by hand knotting fine threads of linen or bonded nylon to …
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Painter and photographer – Sandy Dolan – at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 26, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
Sandy Dolan is a painter and photographer who lives and works on the coast of Maine. Unlike some artists Sandy wasn’t born with a paint brush in her hand. Growing up she was too busy climbing trees, catching frogs, and building rafts. Sandy does think, however, that her deep love …
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One Woman Studio – Creations from recycled material at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 25, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
Julia Ventresco can see beauty in all things – recycled tarps and sails morph into funky handbags, old wallpaper and maps into stationery, and plastic and paper feed and grain bags into one-of-a-kind totes. Born into a family of artists whose motto is ‘waste not, want not’, she enjoys finding …
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Westport Pottery at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 24, 2014, at 8:27 a.m.
Nancy Shaul (Wesport Pottery) has been potting for a living since 1978. Moving to Iowa she started her first studio pottery business, selling pieces through her shop and midwest art festivals. Now she is potting on the beautiful coast of Maine. A wood heated studio in the winter months and …
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Award Winning Photographer Peter Johannes at Arts in the Park

By artsinthepark on June 23, 2014, at 6 a.m.
The award winning photos by Peter Johannes have been published in numerous books, magazines and calendars both nationally and internationally. With an extensive education in Art, Peter brings to the world of photography a classic sense of composition and design, while retaining a feeling of immediacy coupled with a masterful …
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Artists like this make Arts In The Park FUN!

By artsinthepark on June 21, 2014, at 8:12 a.m.
Zachary Honan Lipman paints to translate his imagination to canvas. His paintings are about animals, humor and the desire to create work that is fun. Zach would like his paintings to bring out the whimsical and unique reminders of how many interesting things there are to look at in this …
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Photos to make us see – at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 20, 2014, at 8:16 a.m.
J. Kevin White, a photographer from Hope, Me creates images from places and things “that called to me, asking me to stop, look more closely and to spend more time.” Kevin will be back at Arts in the Park in Belfast this summer on July 12 and 13. This post …
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