O Horizon, Maine Aomori Printmaking Society, AIA Maine Design Awards

Three exhibitions opening at Waterfall Arts

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BELFAST — On Friday, May 24, Waterfall Arts will hold an opening reception for three new exhibitions in its Clifford and Corridor Galleries. The reception will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

O Horizon will feature paintings by Hilary Irons and Jarid del Deo in the Clifford Gallery.

The lower Corridor Gallery will feature prints from the Maine Aomori Printmaking Society.

The upper Corridor Gallery will showcase entries from the 2019 AIA Maine Design Awards.


O HORIZON: Works by Hilary Irons and Jarid del Deo

Curated by Hilary Irons

May 24 – July 19 in the Clifford Gallery

In the forest, the different elements making up the physical composition of the environment are described as being organized into layers. The layer that lies directly below the first plants on the forest floor is called the O Horizon. Invisible to the forest's visitors, the O Horizon acts as a threshold between the seen and unseen worlds of that ecosystem.

Working with the idea of a threshold between seen/unseen, known/unknown, and visible/invisible, two artists use the language of the forest to explore these dynamics. Jarid del Deo's paintings introduce a sense of wariness into the landscape, through the suggestion of recently-vanished interlopers within carefully organized compositions. Hilary Irons uses pattern and geometry to offset the chaos of the forest's tangled growth.


MAPS: Selected Works from the Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society

Presented by Friends of Aomori

May 24 – July 19 in the Lower Corridor Gallery

MAPS (Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society) is an exhibition of prints by artists from Maine and Aomori, Japan, presented by Friends of Aomori, the nonprofit organization that supports the Sister City relationship between the two states. MAPS is a multi-tiered exchange project developed to share prints, exhibitions, and artist residencies between Maine and Aomori on an ongoing basis.

MAPS began in 2015, and has since grown into an exchange resulting in fifteen exhibitions all over Maine and Aomori, and visiting artist delegations in 2016 and 2019.

This exhibition will feature the fourth group of 20 prints exchanged and held in ongoing, matching collections by Friends of Aomori and the Munakata Memorial Museum of Art in Aomori City.


AIA Maine Design Awards showcase

Presented by AIA Maine

May 24 – July 19 in the Corridor Gallery at Waterfall Arts

The Maine branch of the American Institute of Architects will showcase project submissions from the 2018 AIA Maine Design Awards program. Featuring projects from Maine’s local architectural community, the exhibit celebrates the best of Maine’s architecture and showcases the various ways in which architects design buildings that respond to Maine's natural and built landscape.

The compilation of projects is a result of AIA Maine’s Design Awards program. The program solicits projects from member architects for a juried review by a group of nationally prominent peers from outside of the state of Maine.


Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in downtown Belfast. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call (207)-338-2222.

Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.

Event Date: 

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Event Location: 

Waterfall Arts


256 High Street
Belfast  Maine
United States