ROCKLAND, Maine — Arts in Rockland hosts First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
Join the 23 galleries in downtown Rockland for September’s Art Walk. Galleries will be open from Water Street to Summer Street and the side streets around the museum, Winter, Elm and Oak streets.
The Farnsworth Museum will be open and free from 5 to 8 p.m.
Katharine Cartwright‘s NWS best of the best watercolors from her award winning Laws of Nature series will be held over for the month of September at Rougette Gallery. September hours are noon to 5 p.m. Fridays Contact the gallery for other open hours at 596-7979 or RougetteGallery.com.
This will be the gallery’s last show as it is closing after 10 years. Other art, frames, furniture and fixtures will be available for sale. Rougette Gallery is at 340 Main St.
The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center has a beautiful art gallery upstairs. On Friday, Sept. 6 from 5-8 p.m. the public is invited to an open house for the new exhibition. Meet the artists and see their works of art: Lori A. Davis, photographer from Ellsworth; Russell Wray, Sculptor from Hancock; Laura Waller, oil painter; and Blaise Botti, photographer from Richmond. All artwork has an environmental theme with emphasis on our coastal islands and shore. The visitor center is located in the south-end of town and is housed in the old Captain Snow house, the large white building just behind Triangle Park where Water Street and Route 73 meet.
407 Studios will show new work, a live performance and guest artists. On Sept. 6, 407 Studios will be open for Rockland’s First Friday. Visit the artists, view open studios. A variety of disciplines and media will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. and beyond. Oriental dance performance begins at 8 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
Resident artists are: Lois Anne, Oil Paintings; Nicole Marie Fuller , photography and home goods ; Amy Wilder Files, encaustic paintings; Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance, Middle Eastern Dance & Music and Zander Shaw, architectural detail drawings.
Guest artists are: Christie Banow, photography and Glen Nelson, handmade objects.
PicassoWhat will host a special public artist’s event on Friday, Sept. 6 during the FirstFriday Art Walk. Camden Painter Gigi (pronounced “gee gee” like “go go”) Aea (pronounced long “a” then “ee” then “ah”), a native of Tblisi, Georgia, works in silk inks on super-sized silk stretched canvas, creating worlds of color, simultaneously abstract, biomorphic, and unforgettably beautiful. Mr. Aea’s special event will include discussion of his work and methods, and be a grand finale for the gallery’s summer season, which will conclude on Sept. 8. PicassoWhat is located on the second floor at 328 Main St., across from The Strand Theater and above the Fog Bar Cafe.
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