2017-08-17 / Neighbors

Art installation at Biddeford mills opens on Sept. 15

Area artists will present “Influx,” a multimedia installation at the Pepperell Mill Campus, beginning in September, with an opening 5 to 9 p.m. p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, during Biddeford’s RiverJam Fest.

The collaborative of artists working to present the event seek to explore the reciprocal relationships between the mill, the river and the city that developed around it. By using part of the Riverwalk pathway, patrons will be able to explore artwork that is inspired by the past, present and future of the mill, the natural elements of the nearby river and ocean, as well as the activities of the people in the mill and surrounding urban areas.

Installed works will be on display from Sept. 15 through Sept. 30 and accessible to the public noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A closing event will coincide with the Biddeford/ Saco Art walk 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

The event will feature work by Alex Mead, Jarid del Deo, Julie K. Gray, Marques Bostic, Michael Evans, Christy Matson, Lucky Bistoury and Ann Thompson, along with organizer Sarah Baldwin. Artists will be present at the opening event, and an event map will be available to guide patrons to explore the installations and to become familiar with the mill campus and area businesses.

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