Waterfall Arts is excited to introduce our new Program Director, Amy Tingle. Tingle joins Waterfall Arts after moving to the area in early 2020, teaching classes with us last summer, and being a dedicated Monday-morning participant of our Coffee Hour for Creatives–where we got to know her art practice in a very intimate way! Maybe you met her for Artful Mending at the Belfast Art Market this summer, or experienced one of her tiny doors through the Our Town Belfast public art project.
Amy arrived in Maine in 2019 to attend the Belfast Poetry Festival, on the advice of a friend who had a feeling Amy and her wife might want to live here someday. After eating a cherry tart at Chase’s Daily, they knew that friend was onto something. The couple relocated to Maine in a gypsy caravan they had been traveling in since leaving the suburbs of New Jersey the year before.
Amy is a co-founder of The Creativity Caravan, a mobile arts organization and a founding member of the collage collective She Said, She Said, She Said. Her work has been featured in Kolaj Magazine, Uppercase magazine, and Mabel Magazine. She has exhibited her work in various locations around the globe and has curated numerous exhibitions in the the gallery she and her wife owned in Montclair, NJ.
Most recently, Amy helped found Toad Hall Editions, a small press located at her kitchen table in Northport. She is passionate about making sure everyone has access to creativity, writing spontaneous poetry, swimming as long as she can after summer ends, and making ridiculous videos wearing an inflatable bluebird costume.
If you see Amy around the Waterfall Arts building or out and about in the community, introduce yourself (although chances are: you’ve already met)!
Welcome Amy! We look forward to the next chapter with you, here at Waterfall.