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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, May 7, 2021

Creative Portland
84 Free Street

July 1, 2020 -  July 1, 2021 | Artists responded to the theme 2020 Vision by sharing a personal interpretation of a moment in Maine’s history. They reflected on how we are changing, where have we come from, what have we learned or accomplished, and most importantly -- where do we want to go? View the virtual exhibition featuring 12 local artists and art for sale  here.

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Cove Street Arts

Through May 15 | The installation is a part of a wonderful group exhibition curated by Portland, ME master printer David Wolfe and resides at Cove St Arts' pristine new space in Portland. The show titled, Gargantua & Lilliputian, features a breadth of contemporary print-based artists working mostly in Maine, but throughout the country and internationally as well, who emerge from a multifaceted trend in tiny and giant prints. Im very honored to have work included in this show amongst such talent and would love to share it with you. The installation (images attached) is the culmination of five years or research, development and production exploring the ubiquity of “fractal-like” patterns throughout nature and our perception of it. It’s composed of over 300 individually printed, brightly colored viscosity monotypes (a process I reverse engineered from an accident at the etching press five years ago). Each monotype is a unique impression of a dizzyingly detailed, branching imagery resembling everything from ice crystals, river deltas, plant growths, mycelium to dendrites and veins.
Photo by Joel Tsui

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Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street

May 1st through May 30th | Stop in the gallery during the month of May to see the fourth annual exhibit of original oil paintings opening Saturday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m. Whether you’re drawn to traditional landscapes or contemporary abstracts, the exhibit includes over 25 paintings created en plein air and in studio by artists’ Patricia Chandler, Carrin Culotta, Kevin Daley, Jen Pagnini, HM Saffer II, Roy Perkinson, and Felicity Sidwell.
 
Although, each artist has their own style and approach to using the medium they are joined by a passion – painting with oils. The exhibit is open free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through May 30th, 2021.
 
For more information about the exhibit contact the gallery by phone (207)-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit the gallery’s website.
 
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Image: Roy Perkinson, ‘Interior Landscape’ Oil on Canvas 18” x 24” Retail $1650.

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