“The arts are like the fingers of both hands. They belong together and they should be able to work together.”
Annie Harding and Alex Gigeroff helped to organize Spectrum, an exhibit featuring emerging and established artists at Th’YARC for the month of February. Carla Allen photo
Artist Alex Gigeroff’s explanation behind the origin of Spectrum, an exhibit featuring emerging and established artists at Th’YARC during February, speaks to the purpose behind the show.
Submissions from the art and artisan community were so abundant; organizers were discussing in late January expanding the show from the lobby to upstairs.
“We’ll do whatever we need to do,” said Yarmouth Arts Regional Council boardmember Annie Harding.
“I’ve been here for 30 years and I’ve never seen anything that comes close,” said Gigeroff of the varied collection.
Rug hooking, paintings, photography, petit point, sculpture, decoys, metal art, and much more are on display.
“If we could hang a dancer from the ceiling, we’d do it,” said Gigeroff.
The month long celebration of art will include several events, starting with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 11, from 7-9 p.m.
A Writers Read will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring Write-Away club members.
“It’s an eclectic group, mostly poets,” said Harding.
She plans on setting tables up to create a 60s-coffee-house type of ambience with food and music.
On Friday, Feb. 18, the hooker’s guild will host an opening for the Doorway’s of Yarmouth project, in honour of Yarmouth’s 250th anniversary.
The 4-feet by 6-feet hooked piece of art features two-dozen doors of businesses and dwellings in the area.
“We’re really trying to reach out and let people know that we are a regional arts council. We’re interested in all of the arts and we’re trying to do much more that is inclusive,” said Harding.
There was no hanging fee for participants and no percentage will be charged by Th’YARC for items sold during the show.
Lobby gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Harding at 902-749-1435.