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August exhibit at Betts Gallery in Belfast

Posted July 24, 2012, at 2:08 p.m.
Art work by Karen MacDonald at Betts Gallery
Art work by Karen MacDonald at Betts Gallery

Friday, August 3 to Saturday, September 1, 2012; 6 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: "All That We Had", new work by Karen MacDonald, Betts Gallery, 96 Main Street, Belfast, Maine

Contact: Vicki; 207-338-6465

Website: thebelfastframer.com

PRESS RELEASE

From: Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer

Betts Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of new work by Karen MacDonald titled “All That We Have”. In the past few years, MacDonald has had many friends and family face illness and death. This exhibit is an immediate response to the different ways of living and dying. In the words of the artist, this work “has inevitably been accompanied by a fair amount of existential reflection and contemplation of loss, acceptance, and making something with what you’ve got”. “All That We Have” is a project in mixed media which includes an installation in the gallery’s front window.

MacDonald grew up on Mount Desert Island. She was introduced to the letterpress and worked as a letterpress compositor and printer in high school and continued throughout her college years. She studied art at Wesleyan University. Along the way her creative pursuits included graphic design, printmaking, new product design and photography. Presently her work encompasses collage, assemblage and installation.

The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist on Friday August 3 from 5:30 pm to 8pm. The exhibit will be on view through September 1.

Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street in Belfast. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. For more information, call 338-6465 or visit www.thebelfastframer.com

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