‘Radius Belfast’ zeros in on hunger

Mar 01, 2014
Last year’s “Radius Belfast” show filled Belfast’s Åarhus Gallery top to bottom.

Belfast — The sixth annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” showcasing local artists and supporting local food pantries, will open Thursday, March 6, to run through the 30th. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St.

An all encompassing exhibition celebrating the local creative energies of Maine residents from children to centenarians, amateurs to bigwigs, living within a 30-mile radius of Belfast, the show will be 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 300 pieces of art were exhibited floor to ceiling to the delight of hundreds of visitors, friends and loved ones with consequent sales enabling donations to be made to some of the 40 soup kitchens and food pantries under the auspices of the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Åarhus Gallery, operating under winter hours through May, is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., by chance or appointment. 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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