Waterfall Arts presents “Portals.”

“Salt Pond” by Michael Sacca

Waterfall Arts in Belfast is pleased to bring the work of seven diverse artists together in “Portals.” The exhibit is designed to engage the audience in a dialogue about environmental sustainability and will run through November 27. In 2001, Waterfall Arts exhibited ten environmental art installations at their Montville site, amongst the first in the state to do so.  Over the years, the arts organization has maintained its mission of “creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts,” hosting numerous artists to make temporary or long-lasting place-based natural assemblages. The Portals exhibition in Belfast will include installations by Joline Blais, Alan Crichton, Krisanne Baker, Nancy Manter, and Barbara Andrus. The show will also feature the first work resulting from the Georges River Land Trust Artist Residency; artists Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca are the inaugural recipients of this residency. Sam Bower, the founder of greenmuseum.org, the premier website during the 2000’s on environmental art and practitioners, recently said that environmental art “can be a portal for people to alter their relationship with nature.”   The upcoming Portals exhibition shows seven very different entry points – woven and growing plants, natural wood sculpture and structures, water projected, photographed, and drawn on roofing paper. For more information visit waterfallarts.org