Handsewn: adj. Sewn by hand, without the use of a sewing machine. Guapa Leather is a small Maine business using nearly 100% Maine made materials. Each bag is unique and is sewn by hand in Belfast.
Welcome to Judith Barker, an accomplished jeweler, exhibiting her work throughout the country in galleries, museum shops, trade shows and art exhibits. A former student of Boston’s Museum School of Fine Art, Judith later worked for one of Boston’s finer Newbury St. jewelers for a few years till returning to Maine and setting up her own business. Presently she wholesales to many fine galleries and shops. Throughout the summer and fall you will find Judith participating in some of New England’s art and craft shows.
All work is hand made by Judith in her studio.
Another family business Timberstone Rustic Arts features the “Maine Rock Guy” who says “I love a lot of things… like the beauty of Maine stone and the feeling I get while on the beaches and in the forests of Maine. The shapes and forms I see inspire me to create my line of natural stone products and Rustic furniture.
I love my two sons, Ben and Blaine who help me create our line of beautiful natural products. Together, we gather the natural material with which we make our stone and twig products.
I love creating graceful and useful products for your home, office and gardens. These items are carefully crafted and will last for generations to come. Enjoy our products !”
Linda Mahoney lives in Northfield, Massachusetts and works in the Japanese Moku Hanga style of color woodblock printmaking. Much of her imagery is derived from watercolor landscape sketches that she does on site in Downeast Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Images are drawn and carved in reverse on woodblocks. Water based paint and rice starch is the ink and the press is a hand-held baren. Multiple blocks are carved for each image, usually one for each color.
Arts In The Park also has art to wear. From Pamela, the Goldsmith of Winterport, ” I began studying jewelry design at an art center in New Hampshire when I was in high school. This course was followed by a two year, full time apprenticeship with a master silversmith. My designs are inspired by the beauty of the natural surroundings in which I live and work. I take great pride in my work and am happy to share it with you.”
Artists like this make Arts In The Park FUN!
Zachary Honan Lipman paints to translate his imagination to canvas. His paintings are about animals, humor and the desire to create work that is fun. Zach would like his paintings to bring out the whimsical and unique reminders of how many interesting things there are to look at in this wonderful world.
Ed Ricciardi’s fascination with photography began at the age of seven, when he started shooting pictures with his mothers Hawkeye camera. By the age of ten he was working in his darkroom in the family bathroom, developing and printing contact sheets. He continued to develop his passion through high school, both shooting and in the darkroom.
Nanne Kennedy will be back at Arts in the Park in Belfast with her beautiful wools and woolen products. A hand-spinner for 30 years, every fleece is handled with care and used for its specific purpose, as not all wool is created equally. Her sheep are bred for extreme softness and wouldn’t itch even if it wanted to. She adds other local fibers to blend for purpose and performance. Nanne, a sustainable farmer, is committed to creating viable agricultural practices.
Last year she had one of her very smart Border Collies along, and she helped herd people into Nanne’s booth!
Since 2006 Terrill & Charlie Jenkins have been creating unique hand blown glass in a salt box barn on the shores of the Eastern River in Mid-coast Maine. Each artist has over 20 years of experience with this beautiful and challenging medium. Their individual works have been shown Nationally. In addition to their own glass work, and tandem collaboration they enjoy designing and fabricating custom blown glass for artists and architects.
Terrill and Charlie will be back at Arts in the Park in Belfast on July 11 &12 from 10-4 – right downtown on the waterfront in Heritage Park. They will be joined by about 80 other artists, terrific continuous live music and good food!