An exhibit of five glass artists associated with the newly established Waterfall Arts Glassworks is on display at the library through the month of July. The artists include Brian Frus of Belfast, Heather Hepp and Crichton Minges of Liberty, David Jacobson of Belfast, and John Sage of Montville. Detailed bios of the artists are displayed at the library along with the artist’s work. All items are for sale with a percentage of the sale to benefit the library.
The Waterfall Arts Glassworks, established 2021, is the only full-time community-based public access glassblowing facility of its kind in Maine. David Jacobson, who formerly lived and had his glass studio in Montville, was instrumental in establishing the new program, where he teaches classes along with Brian Frus, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida. Frus was head of the Glass Arts program at Jacksonville University for 13 years, following his role as Education Director at UrbanGlass in New York City. Heather Hepp recently moved to Maine from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is now establishing a new studio and residence in the old cannery in Liberty. Hepp began her glassblowing career in Boise, Idaho, and developed her business in Alabama before deciding to start again in Maine. Crichton Minges, a Tuscaloosa native, creates intricate borosilicate glass art (aka lamp work). John Sage, trained in glassblowing and ceramic arts at Alfred University in New York, has lived in Maine for many years where he produced fine art wood turnings, and now welcomes the opportunity to pick up another of his artistic threads at the newly created Waterfall Arts facility.