The Final Friday Art Walk Challenge

Jun 20, 2014
“Dance Fever,” an acrylic by Susan Tobey White, is part of the show opening with a Final Friday reception June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Belfast’s High Street Studio & Gallery. Also featured will be paintings by Sheep Jones and Julie Cyr; clay pieces by Blue Moon Clay Carvers and Gail Savitz; and whimsical wooden sculptures by Claude O'Donnell.

Belfast — Attendees of the Final Friday Art Walk June 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. are challenged to stretch their legs and visit four galleries just out of the downtown area: Tom Gaines Stonehouse, 28 Race St.; Gail Savitz’s Front Street Pottery at the corner of Front and Main; Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.; and Dina Petrillo/Belfast Bay Shade Company at 1 Franklin St., upstairs of the post office.

More than 20 downtown galleries participate in the Final Friday Art Walks, marked this year by new blue flags. There also are festive Art Walk shades near Northern Lights Gallery, Yo’ Mammas and the post office.

New artists featured at Fresh Cup Gallery include Paige Pride and Nathan Willever, both local Maine ceramic artists. Galerie Dufour at Eat More Cheese will feature “Inner Space,” a series of fine art nudes by Charles Laurier Dufour that contrasts the soft human form against harsh interior settings; Galerie Dufour's monthly exhibitions are only up for three days, beginning art walk Fridays and ending Sunday.

Also featured at the June Final Friday Art Walk will be musician Lincoln Blake, known for his piano and saxophone performances. And Belfast Bay Shade Company will be hosting local singer/songwriter Jimmy Grackle.

Walkers will find paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etchings, assemblage and fine craft of local Maine artists, as well as local performers and an all-ages hands-on art activity with teaching artist Bridget Matros.

Final Friday Art Walks run through October; for more information, visit belfastcreativecoalition.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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