With Åarhus coming up to it’s fifth anniversary, the partners take a Belfast moment and look to the contemporary significance of the number five; motion, expansion, adventure,… and we realize we haven’t lived up to five very well at all. We haven’t moved, our partners have dwindled somewhat, and although this endeavor has been quite an adventure for us, we don’t think we come across as terribly ‘adventuresome’…. do we? On the other hand, classically, the number five draws our attention to the wonder of life, and invites our appreciation of this crazy world, the chaos around us: the human condition. In this way maybe we can hold our chins up to five. Over these five years, hundreds of artists have shown their view of the world on these white walls and this heart pine floor. We’ve been witness to many smiles and some tears as well. And we hope that the five senses have at least been paid tribute to. Though we’ll admit, the sense of smell has been hard to exhibit unless you count the nose of the countless bottles of wine from the Co-op we’ve poured.
At any rate, in celebration of our fifth anniversary, we invite the public to join us, with all five senses, Friday June 1st for an Anniversary show reception, from 5-8. Come, smell the wine, meet and converse with local artists and art appreciators, and a whole bunch of normal people too!
The show runs from May 31st through July 1st and features artworks by Åarhus partners: Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick.
Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. Belfast, will resume summer hours with this show starting in June and will be open Tuesday through Sunday 11am-5:30pm and Mondays by chance. For more information visit www.aarhusgallery.com or call 338-0001.
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