An Artists’ Salon is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the current anonymous show at Waterfall Arts, share thoughts and insights on the work and perhaps take up other art matters. Wikipedia describes a salon as a gathering of people, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. The salon is a free event and open to everyone.
The Anon Show currently on display at Waterfall Arts features work done by artists in something other than their customary style. A wide variety of artwork hung in the Corridor Gallery is identified only with a title, medium and date of execution. The show was organized by Mike Fletcher who said, “I personally have been interested in the idea of anonymity as an artist as a reaction to artist branding.” He said about 85 percent of contacted artists were willing to participate without their names attached. The exhibit has generated a puzzle for viewers and a ballot to match the artist with the artwork at the salon. Answers to who did what work will be revealed at the artists’ salon.
Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Gallery and office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5, by appointment and during special events. For more information on classes, open studios, exhibitions, studio rentals and events, visit waterfallarts.org, stop by or call 338-2222.