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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, July 5, 2019

Rising Tide Brewing Company
Shop local! Shop small! While drinking delicious BEER! Three to five Fork Food Lab members set up to sell their goodies. Every week will have a large variety of member goods for sale. Both ready to eat and packaged goods available.
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
Join us Tuesday, July 2 for the opening of a solo exhibition of paintings by noted artist and educator Patricia Chandler, with a meet the artist reception to follow on the 13th. Born and raised in Maine, Pat’s career as a commercial and fine artist spans five decades. She earned a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and a MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. After several years working in the commercial field creating illustrations, Pat moved to Minnesota, where she renewed her interest in printmaking. She moved back to Maine in 1971, later becoming an Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Maine from 2005 to 2014. Pat moved to Portland, Maine around five years ago. Her portfolio of original paintings includes works across all genres, in a range of styles from contemporary to traditional realism, created with a variety of mediums. You’re invited to meet Pat Chandler at Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Saturday, July 13, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., when she will be available to discuss her work and career as a fine and commercial artist spanning over five decades. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with an amazing woman and artist! The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through July 30, 2019. Open to 8:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. For more information about the exhibit or reception contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit the gallery’s website at www.richardboydartgallery.com. To view images of works currently on exhibit click on https://richardboydpottery.com/current-exhibit/. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery and follow us on Instagram at #richardboydartgallery . Image: Patricia Chandler ~ 'Beach with Kelp and Rock' ~ Mixed Media on Wood Panel 48" x 24" Richard Boyd Art Gallery ~ 15 Epps Street, Peaks Island Portland, ME 04108 ~ 207-712-1097 ~ www.richardboydartgallery.com Copyright© 2019 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved
Patricia Chandler
mixed media
Maine Potters Market
376 Fore St.
The Maine Potters Market will feature the recent work of Fireside Pottery for the month of July. Nancy Button is known for her richly textured functional pieces. She uses a slab technique, with textured surfaces created by handmade stamps as well as rope, blocks of wood and anything else that looks like it might make an interesting impression. Her reduction fired wares are enhanced by glazes that accentuate that texture. Though her pieces are sometimes narrative many of them speak to us in a quiet language of form and design.
Nancy Button
Artists at Work at Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street
Alexandra Silverthorne MFA '10 - "yes is the only living thing" is a series of 76 images looking at moments of celebration, wonder, and stillness in my own life. Shot the year following a friend’s sudden cancer relapse and near-immediate death, the images echo my attempts to infuse my own life with some of the same determination, thoughtfulness, and grace that was ever-present in her life. Opening Reception / First Friday: Friday, July 5th; Artist Talk + Book Signing: Thursday, August 1st Exhibition: July 5 to August 16
Alexandra Silverthorne

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