Caldbeck mounts ‘Watershed’ show

Apr 26, 2014
Photo by: Elizabeth Billings Elizabeth Billings’ “Blue Cloud at Trolley Marsh Preserve” is part of the show she shares in May with fellow 2013 Georges River Land Trust artist in residence Michael Sacca at Rockland’s Caldbeck Gallery.

Rockland — Georges River Land Trust and K2 Family Foundation invite the community to join them Friday, May 2, at the Caldbeck Gallery for the 5 to 8 p.m. opening reception of “A Year in the Georges River Watershed.”

The exhibition features artwork created by the Land Trust’s 2013 Artists in Residence Michael Sacca and Elizabeth Billings. They spent portions of last year exploring the Georges River watershed, visiting its preserves and trails, paddling the river and creating art to reflect their experience and understanding of this river and land. This is their final show relative to their residency.

The residency program sponsored by the Land Trust and K2 Foundation offers professional visual artists, performing artists and writers the opportunity to pursue their artistic disciplines while being inspired by the Georges River watershed’s extraordinary landscapes. Billings and Sacca were chosen from more than 25 applicants to be the first artists in residence last year. They share a similar visual aesthetic, and approach their work from diverse vantage points — photography, cinematography, drawing and weaving natural materials from the land. Using these techniques, their goal was to visually portray the essence of the watershed and their connection to it.

The show will continue at the downtown gallery, 12 Elm St., through May 31. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. The season-starting Arts in Rockland reception will be held Friday, May 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information on this exhibit, contact the gallery at 594-5935; email caldbeck@midcoast.com; or visit caldbeck.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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