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On the first Friday evening of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving First Friday Art Walk.

Upcoming First Friday Art Walk

Friday, January 2, 2015

Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
Richard Boyd Art Gallery continues an annual exhibition of small scale works of art in both two and three-dimensions. The exhibit features a selection of works in a broad range of styles from contemporary to traditional realism, covering an array of subjects, in a variety of mediums. On exhibit or over 50 works of art from bronze and mixed media scupltures, to paintings ranging in size from works in miniature as small as 2" x 3'' to works up to 24" x 24". The exhibit is open to the public free of charge. During the months of November through March the gallery operates under a Fall/Winter schedule and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open to 8:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month and always by appointment. For additional information please contact the gallery at 207-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com .
Artist(s):
Group Exhibit
Medium:
Variety of Styles and Mediums
DAUNIS FINE HANDMADE JEWELRY
616 Congress Street
A COLORIST OF ATMOSPHERIC DEPICTION, THIS SEMI-ABSTRACT ARTIST DEMONSTRATES HER COMMAND OF LIGHT IN AN INTRIGUING AND CONFRONTATIONAL WAY. COWS, BIRDS, THE FIELDS AND MARSHES SURROUNDING THE OCEAN AND LAND IN SOUTHERN MAINE ARE SUBJECTS OF HER PAINTINGS. SHE STRICES TO ENHANCE EACH PAINTING USING FLAST AREAS OF PURE VIVID COLOR TO EVOKE AN EMOTIONAL FEELING.
Artist(s):
CLAIRE BIGBEE
Medium:
PAINTINGS
The Dogfish Bar and Grille
128 Free Street
For the first time ever, the Dogfish Bar and Grille will be featuring a compilation art show done by a group of our employees. Stop by to see a mix of all different mediums created by our talented staff members.
Artist(s):
Employees of the Dogfish Bar and Grille
Medium:
Mixed Medium
Sanctuary Tattoo and Gallery
31 Forest Ave
Enjoying ongoing art work by our in house artists. Take a look at what they do outside the art of tattooing. Pieces are always changing.
Artist(s):
Wilhelm Scherer, Jennifer Moore, Ryan Fleming, Danielle Madore, Carrie Vinette, Scott Bruns
Medium:
Mixed
Dobra Tea
Encaustic paintings are made of fused layers of a Beeswax and Damar (tree) resin mix and pigments. They can be smooth or textured. Ephemera, found objects and photo- copy transfers are used to transform the art into a multi- media collage. As the piece is curing for about the first 6-12 months the surface may become dull. To bring back the shine to the piece, occasionally wipe gently with a microfiber cloth or soft lint-free cloth. These pieces of art do not require framing. More at: http://www.dobrateame.com/home/nancydave/
Artist(s):
Nancy Kanner & David Schofield
Medium:
encaustic
Fore River Gallery
87 Market Street
New works by all members of the gallery. Join us as we kick off the new year.
Artist(s):
Group
Medium:
Multi
June Fitzpatrick Gallery at Maine College of Art
Opening reception January 2, 5:00-8:00pm Many staff members at Maine College of Art are artists in their own right. Each year they mount an exhibition in the June Fitzpatrick Gallery. This year's exhibition features work from staff members working in Admissions, Advancement, the Business Office, and various academic departments. Sow runs January 2 - 22, 2015, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 5pm.
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Medium:
She-Bear Gallery
650 Congress Street
January and February at She-Bear will show all work by Holly Meade! If you’ve visited She-Bear before and liked her spiritual, whimsical, and narrative woodblock prints, come back to see fifteen newly-framed pieces. And if you haven’t been in before, what a great time to start. Among the beauties that will be hanging are: “Old and Young”—a circular, yin-and-yang depiction of an old woman and a young girl hugging. This piece is an ode to love passed between generations and the cycle of life. “The Earth Took Me Back” is a three-block triptych of a woman nestled among autumn leaves. The figure’s harmony with mother earth and serene heaviness is tangible in this thoughtful piece. Lastly, “Winter” will also be hanging. All that needs to be said about this piece, is that if you’ve experienced a winter in Maine, you will be able to relate. Come see these prints and more at the First Friday Opening (January 2nd) and for the rest of the at She-Bear Gallery.
Artist(s):
Holly Meade
Medium:
woodblock print
St. Lawrence Arts
76 Congress St.
Clare Flore studied Illustration and Printmaking at Chicago Art Institute, Grand Valley State University of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kingston University of London and Maine College of Art. With a strong conviction for working with and empowering youth people through art and life skill development, she is a Preschool and drawing teacher by day and focuses on her own creative endeavors whenever possible. The artist finds inspiration in her work with children and within the landscape, culture and overall majesty that is Maine and shows her work often at local spaces and galleries in the area.
Artist(s):
Clare Flore
Medium:
Graphite/ Pen and ink
Portland Art Gallery
154 Middle St.
First Friday at Portland Art Gallery
Artist(s):
Medium:
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
519 congress st
pressed flowers and other natural art
Artist(s):
Joanne Fitzpatrick
Medium:
Coffee By Design
620 Congress Street
Artist(s):
Shalom House
Medium:
Coffee By Design
620 Congress Street
Artist(s):
Shalom House
Medium:
The State Theatre Building
142 High St. & 615 Congress St.
The State Theatre Building 142 High Street, All floors lots of artist under one roof here at the State Theatre Building in the Arts District. Open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm every First Friday Art Walk. If you're looking for variety in art exhibitions then look no further...it's all here!
Artist(s):
Other
Medium:
Mixed Media
Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery
5 Monument Square
Our photojournalists traversed every corner of Maine in 2014, traveling to Fort Kent to cover sled dog racing and to the Pleasant Point and Indian Township reservations for a major series on the Passamaquoddy. They documented news events ranging from Maine’s role in the Market Basket dispute to this year’s midterm and state elections. They rose at dawn with a milkman, witnessed the joys and heartbreak of Little League, and watched immigrants become U.S. citizens. Our photojournalists were there for every moment, capturing the stories of Mainers one frame at a time. This collection showcases the year’s best work by our staff.
Artist(s):
Portland Press Herald
Medium:
Photography
Portland Museum of Art
These are the final days to see "Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection," which features the most significant private collection of British art in the United States. Spanning six centuries, this exhibition presents 50 masterpieces from this collection in a variety of subjects, styles, and eras. It is truly one of the most unique private collections in the world. Closes on January 4.
Artist(s):
Medium:
Oak Street Lofts
72 Oak Street
Breanne Redin: Sometimes it just hits me: “there’s a picture here, I just need to capture it.” I might just be looking at a few sparse berries hanging on a limb in the fall; it could be the glistening of sunlight off of the snow; it could be the young rabbit hopping around the stable where I had been photographing horses without a care in the world except that of finding some grass to nibble. Nature features a prominent role in my photography, it’s something that not everyone gives a second glance. My goal is to show people what they aren’t seeing, even though it’s right there in front of them. My photography spans the country and some even outwards, though tonight’s display of images is a bit closer to home. Their range spans Bath, Maine outwards to the northern border of Vermont, and then south to the coast of Rhode Island. Alexandria Duncanson: Most of my work is landscapes and wildlife in New England. My dog Riley and I are weekend warriors: we spend a lot of time hiking and kayaking. My challenge is trying to get a photograph to capture what I see. The photos I printed were taken in the Greater Portland area, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts.
Artist(s):
Alexandria Duncanson & Breanne Redin
Medium:
Photography

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