Carrie Scanga and Ron Harrity make printmaking and sound collaborations in Portland, Maine.

Carrie’s prints and installations have been exhibited throughout the US and beyond, receiving critical recognition in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Her work has received support from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, and residencies at the Blue Mountain Center, Fundación Valparaíso, Sculpture Space, and Artspace. Originally from Pennsylvania, she is a professor at Bowdoin College and coordinator for the Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project.

Ron was born in South Korea, grew up in Kansas and has lived in Maine for almost 20 years. After moving to Baltimore for art school where his focus was painting and photography, Ron’s interests shifted to music and sound. He eventually pursued audio engineering and built a fairly proper home studio where he recorded bands and ran an indie label. Ron currently works as an art director and plays guitar and electronics in An Anderson. He also enjoys working on his own modular synth music, riding bicycles, and fishing.


This project began with the discovery of a 100+ year old aeolian harp Ron found on Craigslist. After some repair and restringing it’s become a constant companion in our house, providing a sonic imprint of the wind, with added harmonics and volume on very gusty days.

Carrie transmuted the sounds into a double-sided etching depicting a cluster of shaped balloons, embossed with traces of the aeolian harp’s original gut strings. Ron then based his audio piece on the print, combining recorded sounds from the harp with synthesized impressions of its tones and harmonics.


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