‘The Makings of Music’ at Åarhus

Sep 29, 2012
Louise Philbrick’s “Cavatina” is a mixed media work with piano parts on painted plywood.

Belfast — Åarhus Gallery has invited artists from Cumberland County to Waldo County to show their musical instruments and art inspired by music or musical instruments for an exhibit titled “The Makings of Music,” opening Tuesday, Oct. 2. The public is invited to a First Friday reception Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The arrival of the musical instrument marks a pivotal change in human evolution because of the depth of complex creativity that is required to make such a wondrous, magical object. Not to mention the product of the instrument — music — and what it does for the human spirit and the changes that it inspires people to embrace. Among the many pieces on view will be a cigar box mandolin, a ceramic French horn tea pot, a contemporary cello, electric guitars, woodblock prints, paper cuts and more, all expressing in one form or another the makings of music.

Artists showing work will be Joe Ascrizzi, Tony Ascrizzi, Martha Briana, Stephen Brown, Jake Chase, Lincoln Clapp, Heidi Daub, Linden Frederick, David Holbrook, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Edward MacKenzie, Leslie Miller, Toki Oshima, Louise Philbrick, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick and Meryl Ruth.

The show will run through Oct. 28. Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Mondays by chance. For more information, call 338-0001 or visit aarhusgallery.com, where a slideshow of the current exhibit may be viewed.

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

Meryl Ruth’s “Tea-Sharp Harmony” is an instrument-inspired ceramic teapot.
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