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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, October 3, 2014

As 1 Gallery
24 Exchange Street, Ste 211
The incredible depth of emotion and movement young local artist, Amanda Brill, captures in her intriguing paintings is not to be missed! Brill often incorporates "the colors of the galaxy" into her work, lending an air of the surreal to masterfully depicted images of living creatures. The exhibit will run throughout October.
Amanda Brill
Acrylic, watercolor, and oil
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens "Scenes from Maine" the sixth annual exhibit of works depicting imagery from Maine, on October 1, at 10:00 a.m. The exhibition showcases the diversity of subject matter in Maine which has long been a source of inspiration for artists. On exhibit are a selection of paintings in a variety of media and styles depicting images from the interior, to the islands, coves, and coastal waterways of Maine. Each work is the artist's interpretation of a scene from Maine. The exhibit features paintings by artists Rob Anderson - oil on canvas; Amy Bickford - acrylic based gouache on gesso board; Jane Herbert - acrylic on canvas; Felicity Sidwell - oil on canvas; Wilson Stewart - acrylic on canvas; Gwen Sylvester - acrylic on canvas; and Sarah Wilde - acrylic on canvas. The exhibit is open free of charge to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through October 31, 2014. For additional information please call the gallery at 207-712-1097 or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com .
Rob Anderson; Amy Bickford; Jane Herbert; Felicity Sidwell; Wilson Stewart; Gwen Sylvester; Sarah Wilde
Variety of media and styles.
Coffee By Design
620 Congress Street
Hana Firestone is a freelance illustrator and designer originally from the Chicago area. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. She is greatly inspired by nostalgic memories of childhood books and enjoys collecting greenery from the beautiful Maine outdoors. Her work also explores pattern making and often consists of pastel colors with quirky line work. When Hana is not drawing she is browsing art galleries around the city, enjoying a cup of Portland's local coffee, or spending time with her pup Moxie. To see more of Hana’s work, visit https://www.etsy.com/people/hfirestone10
Hana Firestone
Ink, watercolor, cut paper & collage with minimal gel pen
O'Maine Studios
54 Danforth Street
This month Art of the Engine at O'Maine Studios features Muscle Cars. Come join us and enjoy some classic muscle cars from the 60's and 70's from the collection of Bill Waldron and Portland Motor Club. We will have music and a Shipyard Beer Garden plus activities for kids. Bring the family and come for a little nostalgia and fun with our rolling works of art!
O'Maine Studios
616 Congress Street
Symmetry, Geometry and Balance represented in explosions of color, form and pattern in Water Color pen define this exhibition. Mesmerizingly bold forms and clashing vibrating color combinations inspired by the 60’s Op Art and Fauves evoke snowflakes forms, kaleidoscopes patterns, and stained glass illumination. Tina-Marie lives in New York City and South Portland. The energy of this show might be explained by her being the Xterra Trail Running Age-Group World Champion, two time USA National Masters Woman 50k Road Running Champion and also a two time top ten finisher at the World Championship in Snowshoeing.
Tina-Marie Poulin
Water Color Pen
Bridge Gallery
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
Bright Star World Dance
108 High Street, 3rd Floor
Dirigo Dance Project, a collaborative effort from seven Maine dance veterans, will be joined by G-tric of Portland for its October First Friday Artwalk at Bright Star World Dance beginning at 6pm and occurring every half hour until 7:30pm. Join Dirigo Dance Project in the studio to witness new works, see works in progress, and to see their spectacular guest artists G-tric. This free public performance will delight First Friday Artwalkers of all ages. Bright Star World Dance is located near the Portland Museum of Art at 108 High St., on the 3rd floor.
Sanctuary Tattoo and Gallery
31 Forest Ave
Back once again is the amazing work of Max Leon, but it doesn't stop there. Rachelle Leon and Erin Leon will be adding to October's First Friday Art Walk, This dynamic trio will shock you with analog and organic animals that focus on potential energy, flow and statement. You will see rigid, architectural art that focuses on hidden meaning & symmetry. The two styles compliment each other since they exist in the same theater but profess entirely different approaches to the mediums used. Don't think they stop there. These 3 artists will be mixing mediums in ways we've never had in the shop before. From jewelry inspired by the juxtapositions within nature and technology to woodblock prints and then some. You'll have to come see for yourself!
Max Leon, Rachelle Leon, Erin Leon
Coffee By Design
67 India Street
A collection of landscape and still life paintings on canvas.
Adam Tice
The Dogfish Bar and Grille
128 Free Street
Erinn lives on the Coast of Maine. She is inspired by the beauty of nature that surrounds her and conveys that beauty by combining vivid and emotion-filled colors with abstract forms in her art. website: www.erinnmccusker.artspan.com
Erinn McCusker
oil and pastel
Susan Maasch Fine Art
4 City Center
This show features two artists that are looking explicitly at New England flora, fauna, land and culture. Eleanor Miller paints the New England landscape from her imagination and with a contemporary look at those that share the forest with us. Surface and narrative as important as reality or realism. And photographs by Sean Harris focus on our apple farms, fall, harvest,sustainability, form and process become as important as realism and reality. Historical process add to the romance of these photographs of apple trees in the fall.
Eleanor Miller and Sean Harris
photography and oils
Jen Burrall Designs Jewelry
253 Congress Street
Join us for the artwalk Friday, October 3rd from 5-8pm. We are welcoming Arthur Finks photography to the collection here at JBD and celebrating! Join us and enjoy snacks & wine while taking in all of our beautiful things here! We have new fall clothing from Angelrox, beautiful Italian wool shawls by Margolis P and new work by JBD! (and lots more)! Come check it out to freshen up your wardrobe and home décor!
Arthur Fink
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!
Mixed Media
Oak Street Lofts
72 Oak Street
Don't Getcha Hopes Up Second Annual Let Down is a skateboard inspired art show. A mixed medium show that will let you down easy from 10/3 (Good Buddy) through 10/30.
Portland Public Library Cultural Center
5 Monument Square
Portland Public Library hosts exhibit by Maine Maritime Museum in the Lower Level Hallway - July 3rd through December 15th, 2014 Portland Public Library will host an exhibit by Maine Maritime Museum, “The Faces that launched a Thousand Ships” in the Lower Level Hallway from July 3rh through December 15th 2014. A ship-launching is the supreme maritime amusement, a joyful, thrilling rite that builds to a moment of drama unparalleled in any theater. It is a rite repeated tens of thousand times since ships were built, joining us with historical legions of spectacle seekers, while channeling our best wishes for the future career of a brand-new untested vessel. View the emotions, fashions, and personalities of participants and on-lookers at some Maine coast launchings of the last century or so.
Maine Maritime Museum
645 Congress
645 Congress Street
Artist Allan Walton uses the sites and seasons of Maine's natural beauty and its people for inspiration as well as painting ideas and subjects created from his sketching journals.
Alan Walton

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