First Friday Art Walk

Wintergreen to feature fiddlehead-inspired art in May

A fiber / textile interpretation of fiddleheads

by Risica Caputi

Island Falls, Maine

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen is featuring fiddlehead-inspired art from artists across Aroostook County in May. The opening reception of a Fiddlehead-Inspired Art Showcase will be held Friday, May 3, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk.

“Spring is here, and a favorite local delicacy is sprouting,” said Gretchen Violette, Wintergreen’s events director. “Artists have taken inspiration from these edible ferns and are creating original works.”

Art pieces will include paintings, ceramics, pyrography, linocut, and fiber art, among other art forms.

“We had such a turnout for the eclipse-inspired art in April, the idea of fiddlehead-inspired art just came naturally for May,” added Gretchen. “We had 11 artists in April and a wide variety of interpretations, so we are truly excited to see what local artists create for fiddlehead-inspired art in May.”

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

About Wintergreen Arts Center:  The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006, and located in Presque Isle, Maine. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.

Wintergreen Arts Center and our participation in Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk is supported in part by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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