Waterfall Arts holiday sale “Rusty Bits”


Waterfall Arts in Belfast is opening their annual holiday saleable art exhibit with a reception 5 – 8 p.m. Friday Dec 6. “Rusty Bits,” a show and sale of work by metal artists, including jewelers, fabricators and sculptors replaces the organization’s Handmade show and was inspired by the wonderful array of tools, fixtures and gadgets housed at the Liberty Salvage Company. The show/sale offers a combination of large and small new works in metal, assemblage, paintings and handmade jewelry, as well as “rusty bits” – interesting, affordable metal objects selected from the collection of the late renaissance man, David McLaughlin, who ran the Salvage Company for thirty years.  Invited metal artists include Willy Reddick, Jay Sawyer, JT Gibson, Carol Sloane, Abbie Read, Nina Scott Hanson, Sarah Good, Mary Baoko, Lauren Veale, John Nelson, Mark Roberge, Jessica Strauss and others. Also on display and for sale are paintings and drawings by Belfast artist, Sandy Balmforth. Balmforth’s work was recently donated to Waterfall Arts and recognizing that his “outsider” style may appeal to many, his artwork is for sale at affordable prices. Original and digital prints of Richard Norton’s Belfast photographs taken in the 1970s and 80s are also available for purchase. For more information visit waterfallarts.org.