Welcome to Egg Rock: 50 Years of Seabird Conservation
Join us at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Project Puffin!
Created by artist, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Welcome to Egg Rock: 50 years of Seabird Conservation brings the bustling seabird colony on Eastern Egg Rock to Waterfall Arts’ Clifford Gallery. Step inside and be transported by floor to ceiling prints and paintings that artistically recreate the store of the world's first restored seabird colony and the great lengths that scientists took to return puffins to coastal Maine.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this effort, Pippin brings to life the inspiring return of the Atlantic Puffin after nearly disappearing from Maine due to hunting, and the challenges they now face with climate change. Take action to protect seabirds and you can take home a hand printed puffin of your very own!
256 High St
Belfast, ME 04915
Free and Open to the Public
April 14 – August 17
About Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Printmaker
“My work seeks to investigate ecosystems and demystify scientific outcomes, while calling into question human culpability and responsibility. Working with Microbiologists, Ornithologists and Biologists I create large-scale installations and prints exploring issues of climate change, species extinction and environmental stewardship. The materiality of printmaking reverses its subject and injects personality into every mark, transforming my drafting in different ways depending on the use of wood, collagraph or screen. The specificity of science requires reimagining my print practice and changes my methodology
in service to ornithology, or ecology. The work I am happiest with always finds a balance between printmaking, science and draftsmanship, unifying to tell big picture stories about humanity's complicated relationship with nature.”
Her prints and installations have been shown widely around New Orleans, most prominently as a solo show at the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center. She has also exhibited at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Michigan, Biennale Internationale d'estampe contemporaine, Canada, Indonesia, Denver, Maine, South Carolina and Rhode Island. She has held residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center, A Studio in the Woods, Big Cypress National Preserve, Jakmel Ekspresyon, Haiti and AS220. She received her MFA in printmaking from Tulane University in 2017 and her BFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008.
To get in touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
She is currently represented by LeMieux Galleries: 332 Julia St, New Orleans
How you can help, right now
Adopt now and receive: A Certificate of Adoption, A biography of "your" puffin, and The book How We Brought Puffins Back To Egg Rock by Stephen Kress.
There are many ways that you can get involved with Project Puffin to help us make a difference for seabirds worldwide!