Tune in to Belfast Community TV & WBFY Radio 100.9 May 25, 26, 28
The Sky is Rising: A series of Virtual & Live Events funding the arts and artists of Belfast and Waldo County. The Sky is Rising is a city and county-wide project designed to move funds directly into the hands of local artists, performers, musicians, chefs, makers & creators.
On Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day Weekend, join our host and master of ceremonies, Mayor Eric Sanders to kick off the first event, as we virtually feature local art, artists, performers, musicians, dancers, singers and actors. You are invited to buy art! Buy a gig, buy a meal and theatre tickets. Buy a dance, a song or two, and more! You can view and buy local visual art, purchase a commision by a local musician, poet, writer, or performer, or simply take delight in the beauty, creativity and festivity.
Please note: on the afternoon of Saturday, May 23rd, musicians, performers and dancers will be live outdoors “safely” recording on the corner of Court and SpringStreets in Belfast. If you’re out for a walk, bring your mask, your smile and best social distancing techniques. Look on from across the road!
Our host, Mayor Eric Sanders, is an accomplished performer, rabble rouser and spirited advocate of our unique, creative economy. All funds generated will go directly to local artists and the Belfast Keep the Faith Fund , benefiting those in need of groceries and rent money. Together we will rebuild our community and support the Arts.
These summer long events are spearheaded by The Belfast Creative Coalition in solidarity with, Local Art Galleries and Organizations, Theatre Groups, Performers, Visual Artists, Dancers, Musicians, Writers, Poets, and Chefs. Special thanks to Belfast Community TV, Belfast Community Radio, Waterfall Arts....and The City of Belfast.
Participating galleries, artists and organizations: The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery, The Belfast Coop Cafe Gallery, Maine Farmland Trust, Gail Savitz Studio, Susan Toby White Studio, Evolve Sanctuary of the Soul, Kris Engman Studio at Waterfall Arts, Jon Linn Aerial Photography, Parent Gallery, Local Color Gallery, Waterfall Arts, David Estey Studio, Midcoast Actors Studio, Belfast Community TV, Belfast Community Radio, The City of Belfast
I am generally drawn toward simple compositions that embrace the minimal while transforming the ordinary into an image apart from the obvious. In a sense, I extract photographs from the expansive landscapes we encounter in our daily travels. These are interpretations of landscapes beyond a common image, to view in a new way.
Emily Shaffer Studio
These lightweight, contemporary, silver earrings are hand fabricated from sterling silver in Emily’s Washington Street studio.
$140 - free shipping or local pick up. 20% to the food funds
Email email@example.com to set up a studio visit!
Shana Bloomstein has been dancing with spirit since her preschool days at Forrest Friends with Lisa Newcomb. She is grateful to honor the 15th year of offering Women’s Works. Shana lives in Freedom, Me., she is a Pediatric PTA at WCGH, a practicing LMT, and yoga and dance lover and teacher! Shana will perform on Saturday and be on the Monday show.
Singer-songwriter Sara Trunzo was born in northern New Jersey, makes music in Nashville, Tennessee, and calls Unity, Maine her heartland. Unity is where she spent most of her adult life in organic farming, hunger relief, and community organizing. It’s also where she found her connection to the land, her calling to serve rural communities, and her authentic storyteller’s voice--all of which culminated in her stark, stunning new album, Dirigo Attitude, which was released in May 2019.
from the Searsmont Bridge
Acrylic 30" x 30"
All proceeds to Waldo County Bounty
After I retired, I moved to Maine last year from Baltimore Maryland. My childhood summers were spent in Searsmont Village. That experience and many summer vacations since planted the images of the Maine landscape and its people firmly in my mind. Thus they became the subject of many of my paintings.
Trellis Flower Art Piece
A Spring interpretation of flowers and weeds by the road side by Maine Photographer, Artist, Designer Zelia Correia.
Price is 269.99. 20% of Sales of Trellis Flower Art Piece, a 20”x30” Canvas will be donated to the Waldo County Bounty and Belfast KeepThe Faith Fund. Taxes applied. S&H excluded.
Art Creations Store/by Zelias Designs Arts Gallery
"Tomatoes" is acrylic on paper of an organic tomato bought at the Belfast Co-op executed in 2015. Dan Kirchoff is a Belfast-based artist who works in pen-and-ink and acrylics, known for small drawings in the local newspaper The Free Press.
$300 framed (all to be donated)
Size: 20" x 15.5", horizontal
The artist's website: www.dankirchoff.com
Grindle Point Light
$350, will donate 20% to Keep the Faith fund
The lighthouse is the first thing you see when the ferry lands in Isleboro. I've always found the lighthouse structure and the varied surrounding landscape and water very intriguing. You can really feel the weather there.
Mark Dittrick is an environmental advocate and activist, on-again off-again on-again artist and budding Belfast galleriest. Were it not for the pandemic, 12x12:A Small Space for Big Ideas would be openand thriving at the Belfast Center.
Shipyard Number 40 'As-Is-Art'
Cloud Shadows on Glacier (2017)
Paint on Particle Plywood 18"x24"
50% after cost profit goes to supporting work of Belfast based North Atlantic Right Whale BEACON and 50% after cost profit to food banks.
For more information and MUCH more fantastic art work contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Smith is a guitar and banjo player as well as a singer of (mostly) traditional songs. He's played for contra dances and performed throughout New England and is happy to now be settled in Belfast where music, dance and community reign supreme.