Fifth annual ‘Radius Belfast’

Feb 24, 2013
"44N 69W: Radius Belfast" promises to again fill Belfast’s Åarhus Gallery from floor to ceiling. The show is a partial benefit for local food pantries.

Belfast — The fifth annual "44N 69W: Radius Belfast" showcases local artists and supports food pantries. It will run Thursday, Feb. 28, through March 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, March 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast” is an all-encompassing exhibition that celebrates the local creative energies of Maine residents from children to centenarians, amateurs to big wigs, living within a 30-mile radius of Belfast. The show is packed with work from potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters.

Artworks celebrating and illuminating this vast creative community will be on view and for sale with a charitable percentage of sales and entry fees going to food banks within a 30-mile radius of Belfast. Last year, a record 285 pieces of art were exhibited floor to ceiling to the delight of hundreds of visitors, friends and loved ones, with consequent sales enabling a generous donation to some of the 40 soup kitchens and food pantries within the 30-mile radius of Belfast, under the auspices of the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Åarhus Gallery winter hours (through May) are Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 338-0001 or visit aarhusgallery.com, where a slideshow of current works is available.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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