First Friday Art Walk
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, April 4, 2014Print Version
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
(Peaks Island, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery announces the opening of the fourth annual exhibition of works in black and white on April 4th at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit explores works by four artists using values of black and white to create variations in tone from deep hues of black to silvery grays. On exhibit are paintings in a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary by artists Jane Herbert landscapes, interiors and contemporary works in acrylic-on-canvas, Pam Cabanas landscapes in ink-on-paper, Wyatt Barr portraits in ink-on-paper, and Petrea Noyes contemporary digital images in ink-on-canvas. The exhibit is on view free to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through April 30, 2014. Please join the artists at a reception Saturday, April 5th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Pamela Williamson by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at email@example.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com .
Jane Herbert, Pam Cabanas, Wyatt Barr, Petrea Noyes
568 Congress Street
Brilliant color... fascinating light effect... these two artists bring two very different styles together to compliment one another. Rhonda Pearle, an expressive colorist, and Gary Perlmutter, a classical realist, show their latest work in their gallery/studio.
Rhonda Pearle and Gary Perlmutter
Oil on canvas
Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street
For three hours in April you will have the chance to slip into a world of dreams crafted just for you by some of Portland’s most surreal and innovative painters, sculptors, musicians, video artists, and creators. View the brushstrokes, lines, colors, forms, and drips that dreams are made of. Witness the rapid eye movements of living statues. Enter a dream booth where Dr. Goodweather himself will present you with a virtual dream. Peek into a telescope and see a dream occurring outside the window. Expose your ears to a live musical battle between dreams and nightmares. Get lost in the magical haze of a show beyond your wildest dreams. Curated by Abbeth Russell.
Painting, Sculpture, Video, Interactive
FFAW Artist Reception April 4th March 18th – April 5th Gallery 1: Kate Russo Gallery 2: Ellie Barnet
Kate Russo & Ellie Barnet
Mixed Media; Oil Painting
Portland Public Library Cultural Center
5 Monument Square
Who are the people in our community and how can we tell their stories? Levey Day School's first, second and third graders can tell you. These students embarked on a big project for their social studies class to learn about the people of Portland, POP for short, and create a documentary. After being "flash mobbed" with stories from city residents, they got a feeling there were more stories to tell about others that live in Portland. In small groups, they set out to interview teenagers that attend PATHS, a production manager at B & M Beans, an animal control specialist with Spark's Ark, and Mayor Brennan. The students received lots of help for this project from Casco Bay High School students and The Telling Room. Come see how they decided to tell these stories at the Portland Public Library.
Levey Day School students
336 Fore St
Black and white photos of Portland Maine
HOLLY READY Studio/Gallery
609 Congress Street
Paintings in oils and gouache by painter Holly Ready. Maine landscapes and seascapes with an emphasis on light and color.
oils and gouache paintings
The State Theatre Building
142 High St. & 615 Congress St.
The State Theatre Building 142 High Street, All floors Over 40 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!
The Museum of African Culture
13 Brown Street
This exhibit will explore the senses of identity and differences within the magic, the beauty, the power of the ceremonial implements used within the 30 Kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon. The traditions of the mystic origins, political affiliation and differences with other kingdoms next door in Nigeria.
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