AWESOME HOBBY SHOPPE @ 311 Main: Group show of outsider art.
NEW VENUE! RE/MAX REAL ESTATE @ 265 Main: Work by Chris Caraviello, artist and owner of Van Ward Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine.
TRILLIUM @ 238 Main: Local writer Emma Bouthillette will be signing an selling her new book A Brief History of Biddeford. Trillium will also be showing Biddeford artist Adrienne Kernan LaVallee’s landscapes, seascapes and floral paintings in oil on stretched canvas. Lavallee has exhibited throughout New England and many locations around the USA. Her art is in collections here, in Europe, Canada, Australia and Mexico. She describes her images as being expressive reflections of the world around her. She enjoys exaggerating colors and creating forms that are suggestive rather than descriptive. LaVallee says, “As an artist, capturing the feeling of a moment or place is what’s important to me.”
FURMAN GREGORY DEPTULA @ 215 Main Street: This show is a combination of two artists’ work, Robert Bruce Acheson and Julianna Acheson. Robert Acheson studied at Rhode Island School of Design and has mastered the art of classical realism. His portrait of Margaret Chase Smith hangs in the State House. An avid fan of fantasy, he has spent many years researching Disney classics such as Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. FGD is showing some of his less known works pulled out of storage. Robert Acheson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and these are some of his last works. He is joined by his niece and god-daughter, Julianna Acheson. Julianna Acheson is a cultural anthropologist by trade but has recently begun painting professionally. Her work was hung in Open Space Gallery of Biddeford and the Pemaquid Saltwater Gallery near the lighthouse. Her artwork also hangs at the Coast Village Inn and Cottages in Wells, Maine where she is innkeeper. She has studied at the Boston Academy of Realism Art and appreciates working in mixed media, water color, and oil. Julianna was inspired to paint by watching her Uncle Robert.
HEART OF BIDDEFORD @ 205 Main Street: Artist Andrew Chulyk will be exhibiting his
FLOURISH @ 140 Main Street: Add your own touch to Flourish’s mural in progress. Paintings, ceramics and driftwood Sculpture available for sale by various local artists. At 8:30pm, Pop Up Thespian Arts presents “I Dream before I take the Stand” by playwright Arlene Hutton ($8).
ENGINE @ 128 Main: Opening of new work! Embroidery as two dimensional art. Current Events features work by Harpswell artist Cynthia Davis. Included in the exhibition will be Body Electric, Winthrop artist Sally Wagley’s embroidery on fabric. Both artists use embroidery in non-traditional ways, with Davis stitching fabric onto paper with underlying drawings and Wagley using embroidery to create drawings of the human form.
BISCUITS & COMPANY @ 24 Alfred: Rebecca DeSimone uses a fluid acrylic paint, water and oil while implementing a “pour and swipe” technique, leaving the final piece a truly unique and unable to be duplicated – a true one of a kind marbled, mottled universe. Born in Boston, DeSimone currently resides in Saco with her partner and teenage daughter. She holds a degree in Psychology but has always had a passion for art.
NORTH DAM MILL @ 2 MAIN ST:
FOUR CORNERS FRAME SHOP AND GALLERY @ Suite 18-203: Featuring artist Marie A. Laverriere
OUT OF THE ARK @ Suite 17-228: The sculpture of Cheryl Lichwell.
THE ART CERTIFICATE PROGRAM @ Suite 17-225: Work by TACP artists.
PEPPERELL MILL CAMPUS @ 32 MAIN ST:
JUST A MOMENT GALLERY (upstairs next to TULU Salon): Work by photographer Stephen Maka.
DBP GALLERY @ 110 Main St. Suite 1105, Saco: 5-9pm, a suggested $10 donation at the door. Come enjoy an evening of art, drinks and good conversation at the beautiful dbp gallery, located on the mezzanine/promenade level of Saco Island Mill overlooking the Saco River. Work by local artists Kate Banks, Kevin Kingdon, Heidy Spenard, Rob Marr, Jim Cotsis, Martha O’Brien and Patricia Scammon. Fine art photographs by David Bates and sculpture from Andrea Mulcahy, Mark Roberge and Danielle Bonney. There will be adult beverages and hors d’ouevres by Jessica Staples from Bakeosaurus. The event will benefit the local community in two ways 1) to help raise much needed funds for Biddeford’s Waterhouse Field Bleacher Replacement Project and 2) to raise funds for Marcy Day, a local nurse who gives all of herself in the service of others without thinking twice, lost part of her family home to a fire May 4th. Your donation would greatly assist Marcy in the recovery process from this catastrophic event. To learn more about the Day family and other ways you can help please contact Angie O’Donal (207) 632-4008 firstname.lastname@example.org
BAY VIEW COMPANY @ 7 Elm Street: Plants and Animals, fine art and pottery from Maine.
STONE SOUP ARTISANS @ 232 Main Street: Featured artist Dennis Andersen, ceramic artist. Stop by for a live demonstration in front of our venue. Visit Andersen’s website.
SACO MUSEUM @ 371 Main Street: FREE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS! Current exhibition: Embellishments in Victorian Fashion. Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims – all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women’s clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women’s clothing design and construction and features fifty garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire. Showing through August 27.
EATING, DRINKING AFTER HOURS
SWEETCREAM @ 40 Main Street: Delightful hand-made ice cream to accompany you on your ArtWalk.
DIRIGO BREWING @ 28 Pearl Street: Craft beer and popcorn.
BANDED HORN BREWING COMPANY @ 32 Main Street: Craft beer and corn hole. And a deck to relax on post-ArtWalk.
ROUND TURN DISTILLING @ 32 Main Street: Happy Hour TBA. Enjoy a post-artwalk, locally-distilled gin cocktail and some chill music.
COWBELL BURGER BAR 140 Main Street: Live music at 7:30pm.
ELEMENTS BOOKS COFFEE BEER @ 265 Main Street: Music at 8pm, band TBA.
UP & UP @ 207 Main Street Saco (above Vic & Whit’s)
For more information on the Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk, contact coordinator ENGINE at either email@example.com or 207-370-9130.