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Waterfall Arts receives grant for printmaking studio

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, at 1:44 p.m.
Courtesy of Waterfall Arts

BELFAST, Maine — Waterfall Arts recently received a $5,000 donation from the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation for the ongoing development of a state-of-the-art printmaking studio.  

In 2013, the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation made an initial grant of $10,000 to establish a fully functional printmaking studio at Waterfall Arts, accessible to printmakers of all skill levels. In the last year, Waterfall Arts has launched free demonstrations, workshops and classes led by area printmakers including Richard Mann, Tara Law, Dina Petrillo, Abbie Read, Willy Reddick, Jeff Jelenfy and Russell Kahn. It also has hosted several printmaking workshops with Portland residents including Shawn Brewer of Fast Food Prints and Maine College of Art faculty Colleen Kinsella and Elizabeth Jabar.  

The printmaking studio hosts weekly open studio hours, and working artists can subscribe for 24/7 access. Waterfall Arts will hold demo sessions for anyone interested in trying out the space. Open studio hours and demo dates on available at waterfallarts.org.

Waterfall Arts is a nonprofit community art center serving Midcoast Maine. It offers classes, exhibitions, artist residencies and other cultural events. Its mission is “to create community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts,” carried out at two locations: the original home of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the woods of Montville and 256 High St. in Belfast.

For further information, call 338-2222.

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