January 18 – February 23
in the Corridor Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18 from 5 to 7 pm
At Waterfall Arts, we try to look at our role as humans, as artists, in the world in general, and specifically in the ways art can champion planetary stewardship. Every year we have a theme for our exhibitions that reflects our mission: to create community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts.
For 2018, we will take a dive into the ocean. While the sea is a constant in our lives on the Maine coast, it has many facets, some known and much still a mystery. Sea life, marine adaptations, salt, coastal weather, and climate change harbingers are just a few of the lenses scientists, artists, makers, and coastal denizens use to learn from our oceans.
This year’s Denizen Show theme is salt. What comes to mind when you think of salt? When the ocean evaporates salt remains. Legally restricted in ancient times, salt was used as a method of trade and currency. Salting is an ancient form of food preservation. Our bodies contain salt. Food tastes better with salt. Some of us can’t have it…and some can’t get enough. A person can be a salt, a river brackish, air briny. Artists in this exhibition, which includes Waterfall Arts studio artists, volunteers, teachers, staff, board members, and more, will explore the theme of salt in a variety of media.
Denizen = an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place