First Friday Art Walk, Rockland ME, 5-8pm, 3 August 2018
Rockland’s 2018 First Friday Art Walk season continues on Friday, 3 August. Many of Rockland’s galleries will be open, including (but not limited to): Landing Gallery, Art Space, Yvette Torres Fine Art, The Strand Theatre, Caldbeck Gallery, Craft Gallery, The Art Loft, The Gautschi Center, Harbor Square Gallery, The Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, Jonathan Frost Gallery and Black Hole.
Art Space will feature new works by Janalee Welch, John Wood, Mary Beth Morrison, and Nancy Davies Tang. Mary Beth Morrison as their newest member. She is currently painting with soft pastels, loving their rich, vibrant pure color. She also loves plein air painting. Janalee Welch has worked as an artist for over 30 years creating art in a variety of media. She loves clean lines; geometric shapes; and striking color and contrast all of which she employs in her art as she takes her inspiration from nature. John Wood considers his paintings a reflection of himself. “I look at the world and paint those images that move me.“ John is mainly a landscape painter working in watercolor and oils. He also dabbles with painting animals and the human figure. Nancy Davies Tang is a self-taught glass artist who has developed an expertise in glass fusing over many years. She creates both beautiful dichroic glass jewelry pieces and dynamic glass sculptures reminiscent of the garden, fields, and ocean views around her rural Maine home.
Yvette Torres Fine Art opens “Angelo Ippolito, Color as Light”
The Strand Theatre will be showing a film as part of their MUSIC ON SCREEN series at 8pm: Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily recordings (a memoir by singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant)
The Caldbeck will be open with exhibits: Kayla Mohammadi “New Paintings”, Barbara Sullivan “Seasonal Suite: work in fresco”, and Jill Madden “Out in the Field” small paintings in oil.
CRAFT Gallery continues with hit show“Teapots: Real and Imagined” through August.
The Gautschi Center will have new works on display by Brigitte Gautschi and offers an opportunity to meet the artist.
Harbor Square Gallery features work from their gallery roster, with new work from Joanne Willams, Avis Turner, John Bisbee and Michael Waterman.
Come vote for your favorite art item in the Fins, Feathers & Fur Juried Art Show: Maine Coastal Wildlife! You can vote for the People’s Choice Awards for adults and students on Friday, August 3 from 4-7 p.m. at the Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery housed in the wildlife refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street in Rockland. Art was selected on Saturday, July 28th by juror, Thomas O’Donovan of Harbor Square Gallery. Rockport Blueprint and Huston Tuttle donated gift cards for awards, along with winners receiving the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR unique T-shirt. All proceeds of sales support the work of this wildlife refuge through the Friends’ group.
The Jonathan Frost Gallery will host the opening of “Three Photographers: Richard Barnett, Andrew Crane, and Tillman Crane.”
Black Hole continues to show “Summer Salon, 2018”