Bangor Art Walk to host new business, music, exhibits

Posted June 21, 2011, at 12:22 p.m.
Last modified June 21, 2011, at 1:24 p.m.

 

Hundreds of people are expected to gather for the Downtown Bangor Art Walk 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 24, for which artists will open their studios and local businesses will display artwork for the free viewing.

 

As part of the evening’s events, the Bangor Museum and History Center will be holding “Fire!” a centennial exhibit about Bangor’s Great Fire of 1911 at 73 Central St.

 

Just down the street the Ellsworth Rock and Art Shop will be celebrating the grand opening of its Bangor branch at 36 Central St. They will be featuring the work of Kat Johnson, who completed her MFA at the University of Maine intermedia program.

 

Many artists will linger around their temporary exhibits to speak with art-walkers about their work.

 

Across the way at 31 Central St., photographer and writer Cheryl Daigle hosts Bird Homes by David Bryan Dail, which can be viewed to music by Dan McCaw of the Cowboy Angels. On the same floor is the studio of painter Peg Hansen, who will be sharing exhibit space with wildlife biologist and wildlife artist Mark McCollough.

 

Emily Delfin of Reflections Jewelry is showcasing her wire-wrapped crystal and gemstone creations at The Blue Heron at 15 State St.

 

If your interest is in photography, the Maine Discovery Museum will be displaying photos and prints by Karen Littlefield, and photography by Danielle Pease will be shown across the street at Main Street Music Studios.

 

The University of Maine Museum of Art will be featuring two new exhibits: “Photo

National 2011: A Survey of Contemporary Photography” and “New Dawn Fades: Photographs” by Thomas Hager. They also will show artwork by area school students.

 

And Kathleen Lake, certified life coach, comedy improv teacher and performer, will offer a free Comedy Games workshop at 8 p.m. Friday at 33 Main St., next door to Deja Vu and directly across the street from Paddy Murphy’s Pub. The public is invited to walk in at any time to watch or to play. Friday’s Games will kick off a series of comedy workshops coming this summer.

To wrap up the evening, River City Cinema will start its annual summer outdoor film series at

Pickering Square by showing “The Devil and Daniel Webster” at 8:30 p.m., or just after sundown.

 

Art walk maps listing the participating venues and featured artists can be found at The

University of Maine Museum of Art, Metropolitan Soul, Blue Heron, The Rock and Art

Shop, the Maine Discovery Museum and One Lupine Fiber Arts. Downloadable versions of the event map can be found online at www.downtownartscollaborative.org and on DBAC’s Facebook page. For information, call Jodi Clayton at 299-6716 or email onelupine@gmail.com.

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