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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, August 2, 2019

Old St Paul's
Munjoy Hill's local parish provides a gorgeous space to enjoy art of all kinds. The sanctuary is open for artists with ample room to display and for guests to enjoy the creative arts. The setting is a peaceful and a perfect backdrop for visual arts with its rich history. Delectable refreshments and wine will be served for our guests.
Artist(s):
Brian Killeen (others to be added)
Medium:
oil, drawing
Portland Museum of Art
In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century and helped define the aesthetics of the nation’s counterculture.
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Old St Paul's
Visit our historic sanctuary and see various artists display works in oil, acrylic, and fiber. Wine and refreshments are served. Located on the corner of Congress and Locust. Entrance on Locust street. "Originally founded in 1763 and since the War of 1812, Saint Paul's has enjoyed serving as the Maritime Church for the local seagoing community. This includes all who serve and work on the world's seas and their families. One of Saint Paul's more notable members was Commodore Edward Preble, Commander of the USS Constitution".
Artist(s):
Various
Medium:
Oil, acrylic, fiber
Portland Museum of Art
Open-Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art highlights many of the spectacular new objects that join the PMA's collection of over 18,000 works of art and provides the opportunity to share the stories behind these works and how they came to the PMA.
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Portland Museum of Art
The Expansion of Cubism, 1911-1920 brings together painting, sculpture, and works on paper by pioneering Cubist artists such as Fernand Léger, Marie Laurencin, Jean Metzinger, and Max Weber, in an examination of the vibrant intellectual and artistic exchanges that helped define one of the landmark styles of Modern art.
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Maine College of Art
On View: July 5 - August 16, 2019 Artists at Work Gallery Artist Talk + Book Signing: August 1, 2019; 5:30PM Alexandra Silverthorne MFA ’10 is releasing her new book, yes is the only living thing, a series of 76 images looking at moments of celebration, wonder, and stillness in her own life. Shot the year following a friend’s sudden cancer relapse and near-immediate death, the images echo her attempts to infuse her own life with some of the same determination, thoughtfulness, and grace that was ever-present in her life. The series was captured with recently-discontinued peel apart instant film on a fickle hand-me-down Polaroid Reporter camera. Silverthorne was attracted to the unpredictability of both the film and the camera and how this seemed to echo the unpredictability of life, itself. The book features all 76 images, a collection of text by Julie Poitras Santos, and a conversation with Annie Mahon.
Artist(s):
Alexandra Silverthorne
Medium:
photography

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