Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. in Belfast, is showing a new exhibit called “Far Up Close,” which opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The exhibit features selected work by three Waldo County photographers, including the late Lou Garbus, who picked up a camera at the age of 12 in New York City. He spent his career taking thousands of photos of his family, his community while living in the Bronx and Searsmont, and while working as a mail carrier.

Abe Goodale, who was raised in Montville, is an artist, educator and professional wilderness guide at the National Outdoor Leadership School. He recently spent a year walking through the mountains of Patagonia in Chile and Peru. He photographed and wrote extensively of the people and their culture. Goodale returned to Maine in April and is working on a series of paintings of the people and places he encountered.

Harlan Crichton, who grew up in Liberty, made images of the people and places he encountered in his travels on motorcycle treks across the country. Crichton grew up in a community of artists and graduated from the Maine College of Art in 2012 with a BFA in photography. He currently lives in Moscow, Idaho.

Crichton will give an artist talk on May 27 and Goodale on July 14. An artist screening with film clips of Lou Garbus by his longtime friend and filmmaker Dana Rae Warren will happen on June 17. All events begin at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door.

“Far Up Close” is part of the 2015 Maine Photo Project, a statewide collaboration of museums, galleries, historical societies and other nonprofit cultural organizations across the state.

For more information about the exhibit, go to waterfallarts.org.


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