Art Salon: Fermentation + Art

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An Art Salon on the Subject of Fermentation and Art is scheduled for Friday, August 28 at 7p.m. at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Informal, lively discussion about inspiration, interpretation and process amongst artists, fermenters and the audience promises to yield a fun and engaging night. Art Salons are described as a gatherings of people, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

The Salon is related to the current “Fermentation” exhibit in the Clifford Gallery. Artist Lesia Sochor had the idea for the exhibit for a number of years before she began working with the program committee at Waterfall Arts to bring it to fruition. Artists were paired with fermenters who make bread, beer, wine, cheese, kimchee, sauerkraut and other products for inspiration and direction. The resulting artwork will be on display through September 11.

Many of the artists, performers and fermenters are expected to attend the event and share their thoughts and opinions. To kick off the event, Larraine Brown will do a short theatrical piece. Although the salon is a free event and open to everyone; donations are always welcome. The Fermentation exhibit and related events are sponsored by the Belfast Coop, Seebreeze Eye Care, Sam Mitchell, Marshall Wharf Brewery, the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and year-long sponsor Revision Energy. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Visit waterfallarts.org for information on classes, studio rentals, exhibitions and community events.