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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, November 1, 2019

SPEEDWELL projects is pleased to announce that the powerful exhibition Tiny Pricks Project by Diana Weymar, is on view until November 3, 2019. The Tiny Pricks Project is a public art project and exhibition about the Trump era by artist/activist Diana Weymar. Tiny Pricks Project is an ongoing community project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Since Weymar started the collaborative project in January of 2018, hundreds of people across the world have submitted unique, hand-stitched contributions. This exhibition marks the first time the work will be on display in Maine. Tiny Pricks Projects holds a creative, accessible and cathartic space during a tumultuous political climate. The series counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, other social media, and Trump’s statements by utilizing vintage textiles as a memory-making timeline. Weymar references the key role embroidery played in the women’s suffrage movement and notes it is symbolic of warmth, comfort, craft, civility, care, and a shared history. Community participation is a vital component of this exhibition, and we are saving a wall in the gallery to fill with embroidered pieces made by our community. Please note that the gallery is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12 - 6 PM.
Diana Weymar