BELFAST — On Saturday, November 2, between 8:30 and 9 a.m., four local Maine pilots will perform a missing man formation flyover over Belfast to kick off a full day of workshops at the Belfast Arts in Action Conference: “What’s Art Got to Do with It?”
The missing man flyover is an aerial salute typically performed for one fallen. This missing man formation honors those many lives lost in Maine due to the public health scourge that is the opioid addiction epidemic.
“Most of us know someone lost,” said organizers, in a news release. “This flyover is a dedication by a group of local fliers using their own, self-made experimental crafts.”
Pilots will be David Valcik, Peter Webb, Jim Cloud, and Jonathan Plengey.
The Arts in Action conference, November 1-3, summons the power of the arts to address the local opioid epidemic using the tools of writing, visual arts, performance, and music.
Creatives, educators and interested people from all disciplines and sectors will consider this and other issues through the powerful lens of creative expression, according organizers.
For tickets and a full schedule of events visit www.belfastcreativecoalition.org or call 207--218-1144.