BELFAST, Maine — Maine Farmland Trust Gallery hits the art walk pavement with a new look and a new vision. The newly-renovated bright and open gallery now boasts two floors of Maine art.
On Friday June 7, the first Belfast Art Walk of the season, MFT Gallery opens with its Summer Stable Show. This show celebrates a number of artists who have built ongoing relationships with the gallery.
“Not everybody who walks in understands the premise of our gallery,” says Anna Abaldo, gallery coordinator for Maine Farmland Trust. “The gallery functions as a way to engage people and raise funds for the Trust’s work, while celebrating agriculture through art. The artists that work with us are proud that any sales of their work help to support a good cause.”
Featured in this year’s Summer Stable Show will be new works by Julie Crane, Adele Drake, Elizabeth Fraser, Leslie Harris, Lynn Karlin, Laurie Lofman Bellmore, Antonia Munroe, Elizabeth Ostrander, Kathleen Perelka, Charlotte Sawtelle, Leia Scotton and Sarah Wilde. The works cover a wide range of media, including oil paintings, acrylic paintings, studio photography, painted collages, blockprints, gelatin monoprints, painted eggs, masks, ceramic sculptures, altered photography and mixed media.
In addition to new works by MFT’s gallery artists, there will be several works on display by the late Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008) from the Trust’s Fiore collection.
The public is invited to attend an artist’s reception on Friday June 7 from 5:30-8pm. The show will be on display from June 7 – July 16, 2013.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9-4, and starting May 31st, the extended summer hours will be every Friday until 8pm, and Saturday from 10-2. More information can be found at www.mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org
Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide non-profit organization working to keep Maine’s farms farming. Maine Farmland Trust created its gallery to celebrate art in agriculture, and to inspire and inform the public about farming in Maine. For more information on the Trust visit www.mainefarmlandtrust.org