Blog: Behind the Waterfall

Announcing Artist-in-Residence: Nina Elder

Announcing Artist-in-Residence: Nina Elder Waterfall Arts is honored to host Nina Elder for a residency in July 2021, entitled The Fray. Learn more about the project below — and stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to engage with Nina around this work. This residency is coordinated in tandem with our featured summer exhibition: Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront: Then & Now. The Fray The Fray explores the balance between reliance and resilience, repair and rejuvenation. During this residency, artist and researcher Nina Elder will engage coastal communities in one-on-one conversations, focusing on cycles of breaking and mending, trusting and healing.  In a studio at Waterfall Arts throughout the month of July, Nina plans to produce works of…
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Belfast’s changing waterfront photographed through the years, celebrated in a forthcoming summer exhibition

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Looking Back: Earth Week Residency 2007

Looking Back: Earth Week Residency 2007 The first Earth Week residency at Waterfall Arts–supported by the Davis Family Foundation–was April 22-28, 2007.  It involved eight high school students from Mt. View, Belfast and Searsport, who worked with artist Abby Sadauckas to design and create a multi-media installation reflecting their response to environmental concerns.  The resulting work, “Trees, Inc.”, a three-story “tree” was installed in the stairwell of Waterfall Arts.  The tree began with roots in the sea and rose to branches that became skeletal smokestacks. The students said of their work: “We were inspired by nature, the earth, awareness, industry,…
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Creative Connections

The free programs Waterfall Arts provides teach adults working with young children what creativity really means.

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