Friday March 9 2007 is ’39 Art Day’ – that is – ‘Thank You Art Day’
(for a full explanation of this see our 39 Art Day page)
39 Art Day was initiated by a Germany-based Japanese artist Yoshiaki Kaihatsu (www.yoshiakikaihatsu.com ) in 2000 to foster the appreciation of contemporary art in Japan, the country where support for contemporary art is still weak at best, if not altogether absent.
In Japanese, “thank you” rhymes with 3/9 (san-kyuu), because there is no “th” sound in Japanese and the Japanese people tend to pronounce “th” as “s.” Thus, the Day of 39 Art on March 9.
Several Liverpool galleries are taking part and offering discounts, gifts etc.
Artinliverpool’s contribution to this day of Art appreciation is to offer a prize voucher for £20 to be spent in Editions (the wonderful gallery, framing service and retailers of prints, cards, books etc.)
At Noon on Friday March 9 2007 we will simply draw a random name from the list of members to the Liverpool Arts & Culture forum.
See also www.39art.com