First Friday Art Tour July 7

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas
Posted:  Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 8:45am
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A self-guided tour of fine art exhibits, new show openings, receptions, and demonstrations in galleries and studios this happening this month in Boothbay Harbor and East Boothbay.

Boothbay Harbor galleries ...

~ BOOTHBAY HARBOR FRAMERS GALLERY~

633–3966 ~ 185 K Townsend Avenue ~ www.boothbayharborframers.com

We will serve light refreshments to our customers/visitors between 2- 4 p.m. in celebration of First Friday! We are located in the shopping center across from Hannaford under the turquoise awning! We have new work by many of our artists on display- and we are still offering a 30 percent discount on ALL work done by Allan Walton in hopes to help him with his ongoing battle with cancer.

~ BOOTHBAY REGION ART FOUNDATION~

633 – 2703 ~ One Townsend Avenue ~ http://boothbayartists.org

Our July Members' Show features over 125 local artists showing a wide variety of styles, mediums, and techniques.refreshments will be served from 5-7 p.m. Open daily from 10 to 5:30, Monday-Saturday; 11 to 5 on Sunday.

~ GLEASON FINE ART ~

633-6849 ~ 31 Townsend Avenue ~ http://gleasonfineart.com

The gallery is pleased to announce that two new shows open June 29, continuing through July. "Andrea Peters: In Living Color” - This Little River, East Boothbay artist paints the world around her: salty inlets, mossy ledges, towering spruces, and abundant gardens. "Kevin Beers: From Manana to Havana” - The renowned Maine artist finds much to paint on islands frozen in time such as Monhegan (and its tiny companion island Manana) and Cuba. Everyone is invited to share a Monhegan Brewing beer or a glass of fine wine at a reception for Andrea and Kevin from 5 to 7 p.m. Summer gallery hours are: Mon. through Sat. 10 am to 5 pm, and Sun. 11 am to 5 pm

~ GOLD/SMITH GALLERY ~

633–6252 ~ 8 McKown Street ~ www.goldsmithgallery.net

New show: Paolo Tesi- Le Creature delle Natura, running July 5-26. Please join us on July 7th
from 4 to 7 p.m. at our gallery for some refreshment and to view the innovative and unique paintings by one of Tuscany’s most well known artists.

~ STUDIO 53 FINE ART ~

633-2755 ~ 53 Townsend Avenue ~ www.studio53fineart.com

July finds our gallery full of exciting, collectible work. The First Friday reception is from 5-7 p.m. Introducing Nancy Wilkoff on first floor (show runs through July 31); second floor: curated paintings from the Artist Group of Studio 53: Bob McKay, Greg Laderer, Tony van Hasselt, Lynne Seitzer, Don Josephson, John MT Seitzer and owner/artists Terry Seaman and Heidi Seidelhuber. Throughout the second and third floor find selected paintings by Robert Hamilton, David Estey, Victoria Wulff, Jack Silverio, David Dupree and more. The Sculpure C Garden on the waterfront features work by Dick Alden. Off street parking in back

~ GREEN LION GALLERY ~

16 Granary Way ~ www.greenlionart.com

First Friday reception hours: 4-7 p.m. Specializing in hand-made prints: woodcuts, etchings, wood engravings, collagraphs, monoprints, and more. Featuring new Russian etchings and drypoints - for their only North American show this summer! Gallery artists include Gustave Baumann, Siri Beckman, Holly Berry, Matt Brown, Angie Coleman, Brian Keegstra, David Morgan, Kris Sader, Russell Wray and others.

~ HEAD OF THE HARBOR GALLERY ~

633-1001 ~ 31 Union Street ~ http://headoftheharborgallery.com

Roger Milinowski’s seascapes and landscapes and new works! Reception hours 4-8 p.m. with light refreshments.

~ JOY TO THE WIND GALLERY ~

633-7025 ~ 34 Atlantic Avenue ~ http://joytothewind.com

“By Land and Sea” is a compelling new exhibit featuring landscapes and seascapes by artists Lynne Seitzer and John M T Seitzer during the month of July. The exhibition highlights the local color and natural beauty of the region. The artist reception for “By Land and By Sea” will be held on First Friday, from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome.

East Boothbay galleries – by car ...

~ PARADISE STUDIO ~

633-6093 ~ 70 Paradise Point Road ~ www.paradisestudio.net

Add an horticultural twist to your artistic adventure by extending your tour slightly off the beaten path to Paradise Studio. At this First Friday reception from 2-5 p.m. with wine and refreshments, you will see colorful yet peaceful realistic oils by Mary Ellen TK Serina and benches by Ron Serina in the gardens. We are easy to find and just a five-minute drive from the Harbor. Follow Rt. 96, the Ocean Point Road, 4/10 mile past the East Boothbay General Store and turn right onto Paradise Point Road at the top of the hill. Paradise Studio is at number 70 with the yellow “Open” banner. Open most days between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

~ OCEAN POINT STUDIO/Visions of Maine ~

633-3990 ~ 130 Van Horn Road ~ https://corinnemcintyre.com

Featuring the latest plein air paintings of the Boothbay region by Corinne McIntyre. First Friday reception: 3-6 p.m. Refreshments served. Directions: From the traffic light at Hannaford, turn onto Route 96/Ocean Point Road. Go about six miles. Van Horn Road will be on your right. The Studio is about one-quarter mile down on the left.