Maine Fare enlivens Art Walk with Tastings + Exhibits

new garlic scapes2“Garlic Scapes 1” by Jacinda Martinez

In conjuction with Maine Fare, June 26 & 27, Maine Farmland Trust has organized a number of artful events throughout the city of Belfast.

Farmer/artist Jacinda Martinez returns to Maine Farmland Trust Gallery for the weekend of June 26 & 27 with her stunning photographs of nude models clad in vegetable dresses. This POP-UP show features Martinez’ most recent work alongside images of older dresses, and is only on display at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery during Belfast’s Maine Fare festivities and the June Art Walk (Friday, June 26, 5:30 to 8 p.m.).

Viewers can even delight in some samples of the actual dresses, both in the gallery and during Martinez’ sculpture garden exposé “Fashion in the Raw” – with live models – on the Maine Fare Market Grounds at Steamboat Landing Park, Saturday June 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The sculpture garden is Martinez’s first live show. For more information on Martinez, visit www.mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org.

To highlight the theme of the simultaneous Maine Fare food festival, Maine Farmland Trust and Belfast Arts have organized a special “Taste of Place” during the June Art Walk. Each participating Belfast gallery will offer a small taste of local food–spring vegetables, cheeses, meats, baked goods, and even chocolate–from Waldo County farmers and producers. The tasting is free and open to all. Learn more about the art walk and Maine Fare, at www.maine-fare.org