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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, March 6, 2020

Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
Join us Sunday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. for the opening of our fourth annual exhibit of American landscape paintings. Visual arts portraying landscapes have been around for centuries and remain one of the most collected. Whether created en plein air to capture the natural light and color in the area or in a studio setting using a sketch or photograph as a reference, each work represents the artist’s vision of that place in time. So, take 'A Walk in the Woods' with us, you’ll see over 25 paintings in a range of mediums and styles depicting the artist’s interpretation of a specific scene or a detailed rendering of a landscape before them. The exhibit is comprised of a selection of paintings by artists’ Amy Bickford – gouache, and watercolor; Patricia Chandler – oil, cold wax medium, and mixed media; Carrin Culotta – oil; Kevin Daley – oil; Jane Herbert – acrylic; Felicity Sidwell – plein air oils; Wilson Stewart – acrylic; and Susan Tan – watercolor. The gallery is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through March 29, 2020. Open to 8:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Additional days and times by chance or scheduled by appointment. For more information about the exhibit contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit the gallery’s website at www.richardboydartgallery.com . Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery . Follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/richardboydartgallery9327 . Image courtesy of Patricia Chandler ~ ‘Winter Woods’ ~ Oil and Cold Wax Medium on Panel 24” x 24” Copyright© 2020 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved.
Artist(s):
Amy Bickford; Patricia Chandler; Carrin Culotta; Kevin Daley; Jane Herbert; Felicity Sidwell; Wilson Stewart; Susan Tan.
Medium:
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Cold Wax Medium, Mixed Media
Maine Craft Portland
A glass exhibition not to be missed! Joseph Webster, an emerging glass artist, owns and operates a glassblowing studio in Biddeford, Maine. Joseph’s works are highly regarded for his high level of craft and technical prowess. His exhibition will be comprised of a wide breadth of his sculptural design work as well as showcasing a new series of colored tableware, bar ware, and centerpieces. Maine Craft Portland is proud to open this month long exhibition just in time for unique Valentine’s Day offerings. Come meet the artist and hear local music duo Bohemian Swing!
Artist(s):
Joseph Webster
Medium:
Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation
Leo Rabkin loved working in watercolor and did so for fifty years. This exhibition features a variety of works, early and late, using powdered watercolor, interesting layered techniques and a blast of vibrant color. Cast off the winter blues and take in the glow of his world in full color.
Artist(s):
Leo Rabkin
Medium:
Watercolor and mixed media
Casco Bay Artisans
Join Casco Bay Artisans as we celebrate new expansive work by Russ Cox. Working on a grand scale, Cox’s oil paintings evoke the sensory feeling associated with place, nature and experience. Works evolve from a process of applying layer upon layer with multiple glazes to create movement, translucency and depth. Cox’s use of exceptionally large scale create immersive environments full of color and dynamic forms. These works are deeply meditative, becoming more complex as they unfold.
Artist(s):
Russ Cox
Medium:
Mixed Media and Oil on Canvas

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