Eco-prints by Susan Smith
Eco-prints by Susan Smith
“In Dialogue with Nature,” an exhibition of works by the first four artists-in-residence of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT)’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, is on display at the MFT Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, until March 24. Artist talks and a closing reception will be held on Friday, March 17, starting at 5 p.m. 

Four artists spent a month last summer living and making art at Rolling Acres, a working farm in Jefferson: painter Thomas R. Higgins, painter Robert Pollien, pastelist Thérèse Provenzano, and Susan Smith, who collected natural and man-made materials to create “eco-prints.” 

Maine Farmland Trust ( is a statewide nonprofit working to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance farming. The Fiore Center at Rolling Acres is intended to connect the worlds of farming and art-making through exhibits and educational events and through research and development of new farming practices. 

The Fiore Center was initiated last year in collaboration with the Falcon Foundation in Damariscotta, which holds the works of the late artist and environmentalist Joseph A. Fiore (1925–2008).

MFT Gallery is also showing new work by gallery artists Julie Cyr, Dahlov Ipcar, Sheep Jones, Christopher O’Connor and Lou Schellenberg. For more information, visit