Great happenings all over Belfast Friday, July 13, as the Belfast ARTS Friday Gallery Walk continues. More than 20 art venues invite you to enjoy leisurely visits through the intimacy of their downtown galleries, showcasing a wide variety of work: painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, fish rubbings, kiln fired glass, jewelry and more.
Venues for opening receptions on this night include Galerie Dufour, Marc Leavitt Art Studio, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Beyond the Sea, and Art Alliance Gallery:
At Charles Laurier Dufour’s Galerie Dufour: “Portals” = Passageways—doors, windows, openings—that symbolize change, growth, moving . . . or choosing not to move. Gorgeous (primarily B/W) images of fine art nudes.
Marc Leavitt Art Studio, 153 High Street (upstairs), will be exhibiting “Pop Objects, starring Dick, Condi & Friends”, July 13th through July 22nd. This 10-day exhibition will feature his complete Bandage Flags series and introduce So? (Dick Cheney) and other paintings and collages not previously exhibited.
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery opens “Listening to the Land,” with watercolors, pastels, and oil paintings by the Maine Master Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008).
Beyond the Sea hosts a reception for Swanville watercolor artist Dianne Horton, for whom “the conscious and subconscious choices involved in the process of completing a painting are a never-ending source of excitement and amazement.”
At the Art Alliance Gallery, a reception honors core and featured artists, including Bruce Grantham (kiln-fired glass creations), Beth Henderson (multimedia sculpture), Judith Fischer (oil painting, fine weavings, and water colors), Tom Ingram (one-of-a-kind Gyotaku fish rubbings), and Janice Zisk (black and white sketches).
In the streets expect to find dancer Maho Hisakawa, whose love of West African dance was ignited in 1999 and has continued to manifest in performances with Djump! and other choreographed dances. “There’s something that I love here: the indulgence of using my body, seeing the shapes my body makes, remembering the movements, and having an audience to share it with.” Maho lives with her husband and two daughters in Lincolnville.
Also in the streets will be Scott Cannon playing his acoustic versions of jazz & pop standards. He also performs from his collection of mildly sarcastic and sometimes moving original songs.
The balance of Belfast’s studios and galleries will also welcome you to their art spaces, including Betts Gallery at the Belfast Framer, Aarhus Gallery, Waterfall Arts, Belfast Coop Cafe Gallery, Marc Leavitt Studio, High Street Studio & Gallery, 75 Main Street Studio, Brambles, Raven’s Nest Gallery, Northern Lights Gallery, Lauren Veale Jewelry Studio, Image Box Photos, Parent Gallery, 960 Studio, Dina Petrillo at The Post Office Studio Workshop, and Susan A. Cooney Fine Art Studio.
The walks take place 5:30–8:00 p.m. every Friday in July and August and first Fridays in June, September, October, and December. For further information on all participating galleries, openings, and special events visit belfastartwalk.com.