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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, September 6, 2019

The Press Hotel
On view: July 12th - September 29th Pilar Nadal is a printmaker in Portland, Maine. In her individual and collaborative work, she utilizes relief, letterpress and screen printing as well as public engagement practices, creating playful and interactive prints and installations that explore communication technologies and the spaces that relationships inhabit. Nadal is the director and master printer of Pickwick Independent Press, a community printshop located in the heart of the arts district of Portland. Pickwick has the facilities and equipment to create relief, letterpress, screen, and intaglio printing, and offers membership for printmakers, workshops, residencies and commission work. pilarnadal.com pickwickindependentpress.com
Artist(s):
Pilar Nadal
Medium:
printmaking
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
443 Congress Street
Captivating Fearless Vibration: through color and texture. Group artist exhibition. Featuring artist: Charles Thompson En Plein Air Painting Sept.6th - Jan. 3rd 2020 443 Congress Street Gallery Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Charles paints on location in the woods. His seductive colors and textures celebrate the raw and subliminal he discovers in ordinary places. He transforms and translates those sensual and spiritual qualities of light, atmosphere, and nature.
Artist(s):
Charles Thompson
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En Plein Air Painting
SPACE
538 Congress Street
Carry Me features paintings by Howard Fonda with baskets from Wabanaki artists Gabriel Frey, Jeremy Frey, Suzanne Greenlaw, Jennifer Neptune, Sarah Sockbeson, and Fred Tomah. The pairing revels in formal connections between works and complicates traditional definitions of fine art and craft.
Artist(s):
Howard Fonda
Medium:
paint, textile
Trueline Gallery @ 561
561 Congress Street
Our September gallery will feature four unique local creators, with 100% of all sales going to the artists. Rick Hamilton is a local painter whose work combines elements of surrealism with a charming, playful approach to portrait painting. A graduate of the Maine College of Art, Massachusetts-based Nicole Duennebier’s work has been featured at the New Britain Museum of American Art (among other places). Other artists whose works will be displayed include Laura Fuller, a Portland-based glass and tapestry artist, and Anastasia Weigle, a local assemblage artist. Formerly the home of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, the space at 561 Congress has a proud history of championing local art—a tradition Trueline intends to continue. So please, come out and show your support for these amazing artists. Wine and light snacks will be on tap. In addition, we’ll be giving away one free hour of business consulting to all guests that leave a business card with us!
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Congress Square Park
corner of Congress and High Streets
An urban runway show that clashes the gritty stylings of budding Portland-based painter Jacob A. M. Powers, with the beauty and grace of fine art and fashion. The set and clothing will be designed in-house by Powers and his team. Music, lights, and beauty… Portland at it’s finest. Jacob A. M. Powers is a Portland native and self taught painter working in mixed media with salvaged material. He uses written word, fine detail and crude brush strokes to create surreal and figurative works that poke fun and question the world around him. Looking to become a permanent fixture in the Portland landscape, Powers is always looking for new challenges to facilitate greater connection to others and beautify public and private space alike. He first debuted his work in March of 2018 throwing his own independent, solo exhibition by the moniker “1905.” Since then Powers has hung 6 installations in restaurants and galleries in the downtown Portland area. Congress Square Park - FFAW September 6th 6-8pm - FMI: http://congresssquarepark.org/event/urban-fashion-show-with-jacob-powers-friends/
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SPACE
538 Congress Street
This site-responsive wall drawing unfolds throughout Mark Licari’s two-week residency at SPACE. Inspired by the sonic waves that shift in and out SPACE, Licari will produce a mural that interweaves the natural world and the human world in a way that exposes absurdities and weaknesses.
Artist(s):
Mark Licari
Medium:
paint
PelotonLabs
Artists’s Reception from 5pm - 8pm at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland, ME. Molly Anathan explores a multitude of media, including laser-transfers, found objects, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. Her work is a two-dimensional exploration - a visual conversation - through the “questions and answers” of mark-making; resulting in pieces that are fresh, exciting, and expertly executed. Anathan is a resident artist at Running with Scissors in Portland, Maine.
Artist(s):
Molly Anathan
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