Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cohousing Art Show Opens in Downtown Belfast

Art, summer, and Belfast are three words that often appear in the same sentence—and Belfast Cohousing members are no strangers to the fine arts. Friday, July 23rd saw the opening of the first art exhibition at the Beaver Street office of Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage.

Organized by Elizabeth Garber with help from Jon Ippolito, the show includes artworks from the personal collections of BC&E members. The works on display are affordably priced, with proceeds going to help the cohousing project. The show is also a way for interested visitors to meet cohousers and learn more about their vision of creative sustainability.

This initial show includes paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Maine artists such as Robert Shetterly and Tom Prescott. A future exhibition, planned to open in mid-August, will feature works by renowned abstract expressionist Angelo Ippolito, the father of BC&E's member Jon Ippolito, who also happened to be a curator at the Guggenheim for fifteen years.

The Beaver Street office is located in a small but beautiful corner of downtown Belfast, in the side street directly opposite the Belfast Co-op.

The show will be open on consecutive Fridays through the summer from 5-7 pm, or by appointment by calling (207) 338-9936 or 338-9200.

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Above, top to bottom: Elizabeth Garber in the gallery space; Rosencrantz by Tom Prescott; the BC&E Beaver Street office.

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