BELFAST, Maine — With Valentine’s Day thoughtfully placed in the heart of February, people tend to associate “heart” with warmth, coziness, and sweets in a heart-shaped bright red box. Some of the artists showing their work for Aarhus’ show titled “Heart” may be thinking outside the box of chocolates and delving into aspects of the heart that are not so sweet. Oscar Wilde said that hearts live by being wounded. Maybe that’s why we give chocolates on Valentine’s; they help us feel better.
An opening reception for “Heart” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Aarhus Gallery. The show will run through Feb. 24.
Featured artists include: Kenny Cole, Al Crichton, Maryjean Crowe, Mike Fletcher, J.T. Gibson, Sarah Hewitt, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Karen MacDonald, Richard Mann, Cathy Melio, Tom O’Donovan, Joan Proudman, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick, Mike Silverton, and Simon van der Ven.
Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, February-May, for its winter operating hours. For more information call 338-0001 or visit www.aarhusgallery.com where a slideshow of the current works is available.