Cold Comfort Theater is a community theater company based in Belfast with a strong emphasis on professionally-led theater education and performance using the passionate energy and raw talent of community members. We offer multiple intensives taught by theater professionals from all around the country throughout our season, and offer inspiration to our company members through trips to see professional Broadway productions in Maine and NYC. We readily welcome anyone looking to fall in love with theater or improve their skills, at Cold Comfort.
CCT’s 2016 summer season brings three shows to the Belfast area: ‘Crimes of the Heart’, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Beth Henley; ‘Happy Birthday America’, a musical celebration of the nation’s birthday; and ‘The Mikado’, the classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.
‘In Dialogue With Nature’ at the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
Four 2016 artists-in-residence are now exhibiting the work created during their month at Rolling Acres Farm at the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast. The exhibition, titled In Dialogue with Nature, is on display until March 24th, with artist talks and a closing reception on Friday March 17, at 5pm.
New Exhibit: ‘Details’ at the Belfast Free Library’s Kramer Gallery through February
An exhibit of drawings and photographs by John Hrichak will be in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library through February. The exhibit titled “Details” highlights Hrichaks’ talent for realistic draftsmanship.
Belfast Creative Coalition is pleased to be working with Belfast Community TV to create a series of short videos showcasing the works of local visual artists. Each “Gallery Short” shows approximately 20 images of an artist set to music. “We are excited to be able to help showcase the works of local artists on our community channel,” said BCTVs station manager Ned Lightner. “We had created some shorts a few years ago and really liked the project. However, we had to do the legwork to track down the artists and their images. By working with Belfast’s Creative Coalition we are able to concentrate on creating the videos and the coalition coordinates the artist and their works. The coalition is able to offer this free benefit to its members.”
These one to two minute videos are shown between programs on Belfast’s non-commercial public access channel. They are also provided to the participating artists who may make them available on their website or share them on social media.
You can view all of the current Gallery Shorts videos below!
Image credits: David Estey, Jerri Finch, Kay Sullivan, and Petrea Noyes
The Belfast Creative Coalition is a collection of arts and cultural groups, businesses, municipal officials and individuals in Belfast and Waldo County partnering to improve promotion and coordination of activities, share information and resources, and collaborate on joint economic development fronts.