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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
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
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.
Artist(s):
Medium:
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
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

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