It’s First Friday in the Boothbay region!

Self-guided art tour
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:15am

 Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” - Edgar Degas

 

                        … Boothbay Harbor galleries ...

BOOTHBAY HARBOR FRAMERS GALLERY

185 Townsend Ave., Suite K ~ 633-3966

First Friday reception: 2-4 p.m.

We have new sculpted burls by Keith Schneider! Our gallery is home to many local artists both past and present, including Harry Day, Rick Dickinson, Ruth Lepper Gardner, Tony van Hasselt, Allan Walton, and stained glass artist Richard Macdonald. Light refreshments. Stop by to browse – or buy! – on your way to our fellow gallery owners’ First Friday festivities. http://boothbayharborframers.com

BOOTHBAY REGION ART FOUNDATION

1 Townsend Ave., ~ 633-2703

First Friday reception: 5-7 p.m.

Featuring our new members’ August Show. New works by more than 140 local and regional artists will be on display through Aug. 27. A diverse variety of paintings, photographs, sculpture, prints and drawings demonstrate the amazing talent of the region. https://boothbayartists.org

GLEASON FINE ART

31 Townsend Ave. ~ 633-6849

First Friday reception: 5-7 p.m.

Featuring our new August show: “Abbey Ryan: Poetic Realism,” gem-like, still life oil on board. Show runs through Sept. 3. Join us for a glass of wine or beer and a chance to meet Oprah’s favorite artist! Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.gleasonfineart

STUDIO 53 FINE ART

53 Townsend Ave., ~ 633-2755

First Friday reception: 5-7 p.m.

Featuring the work of John M.T. Seitzer: Journey into the inspiring world of the “Master Painters”and discover how Seitzer utilized an age old technique to create and learn from some of our greatest painters. Show runs through Aug. 27. Also celebrating the artist group and guest artists on three floors! httpStudio53FineArt.com.

BLACK RIVER GALLERY

16 McKown St. ~ 315-6522

First Friday reception: 7-9 p.m.

The gallery is the collaboration of Sue Kenney and Catherine Day. Come, see our new work, as well as our new guest artist, Kenn Erroll Backaus, Master Level Artist. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://blackrivergallery.com

HEAD OF THE HARBOR GALLERY

129 Commercial St. ~ 350-5969

First Friday reception: 3-5 p.m. CHECK WITH ROGER

The art of Roger Milinowski. Oil and watercolor landscapes, seascapes, structures and boats … wood and bronze sculpture … prints, and amusing anecdotes to boot! http://headoftheharborgallery.com

AE CERAMICS HOME STORE

93 Townsend Ave. ~ 315-6221

First Friday reception: 5-7 p.m.

We will be sharing light hors d'oeuvres and prosecco to celebrate the jewelry of AP Curiosities, Hawkhouse, and linen clothes from Studio 412. www.aeceramics.com

JOY TO THE WIND GALLERY

34 Atlantic Ave. ~ 633-7025

First Friday reception: 7-9 p.m.

Artists John and Lynne Seitzer are midway through their 20th year in Boothbay Harbor. Art lovers and friends are invited to enjoy fine art, sip some wine and nibble a bit of chocolate! There’s always something new to see at Joy to the Wind. http://joytothewind.com

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DICKINSON ART

38 Beacon Hill Rd. ~ 350-5772

First Friday reception: 2-5 p.m.

Rick Dickinson's studio will be open 2 'til 5 for First Friday. Directions: Drive Route 27 South from the Harbor, go over the Southport swing bridge past Robinson’s Wharf, turn right on Beacon Hill Road to number 38 on the left. Follow the stairs down to the waterfront studio. https://dickinsonart.com

            … East Boothbay...

PARADISE STUDIO

70 Paradise Point Rd., ~ 633-6093

First Friday reception: 2-5 p.m.

See the bright and relaxing realistic oils by Mary Ellen TK Serina and the garden benches by Ron at our open house. Directions: Follow Route 96, Ocean Point Road, 4/10 mile past East Boothbay General Store and turn right onto Paradise Point Road at the top of the hill. Look for the yellow open banner at Paradise Studio. Visit daily 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. www.paradisestudio.net