Talcott to Give Artist Talk + Free Woodcut Demo at Waterfall Arts

Julia Talcott Front Street Shipyard woodcut2Julia Talcott’s “Front Street Shipyard,” woodcut

On Wednesday, October 21, artist Julia Talcott will talk about her work, inspiration and printing making techniques at Waterfall Arts. Talcott’s work is part of the Resident Printmakers Exhibit currently on display in the Corridor Gallery. The talk begins at 7 pm at 256 High Street in Belfast. All are welcome; admission is by donation at the door.

Talcott is a printmaker, illustrator and owner of Studio 80, a printmaking studio near Boston. She teaches relief printmaking techniques and has shown her work in various group shows both in the Boston area and nationally and is included in the collections of many corporations as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

During a short residency at Waterfall Arts this past summer, Talcott found inspiration in the large shapes and forms at the Front Street Shipyard and made a series of woodcuts shown in the Corridor show. Of her work Talcott says “My work reflects my interest in the natural world and its’ intersection with the man-made world.  I like to observe natural and man-made patterns, pull them apart, and then re-imagine them as printed pieces.  Creating them as linoleum and woodblock prints I produce a vocabulary of images and then work intuitively to collage them back together into new forms.  I alternate between abstraction and representational images, with a palette of color or black and white to weave images together that strive to express the vitality of growth and decay in a physical and spiritual world.”

In addition to her talk, on Thursday, October 22, Talcott will give a free demonstration of her woodcut printing techniques during the monthly Free Demo and Open Printmaking Studio at Waterfall Arts from 5:30 to 8 pm. She’ll start the demo early on and afterwards there’s plenty of time to experiment and make prints. The demo and open studio time are free and open to all levels. As space is limited, please call (207) 388-2222 to reserve a slot.

Talcott’s work can be seen through November 25th; gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.and by appointment; to arrange, call 207.338.2222. The exhibit and talk is supported by Coyote Moon, the Belfast Coop and yearlong business sponsor, Revision Energy.

Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served as the midcoast area’s non-profit community art center, offering innovative classes, open studios, free after school art clubs, workshops, exhibitions, studio rentals, and cultural events. For more information visit waterfallarts.org.