May 11, 2011

Mile of art in Brunswick-Topsham

More than two dozen gallery exhibits and artist studios will open for the inaugural art walk of the warm-weather season.

From staff reports

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk begins anew on Friday in Brunswick.

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Sundial Chime Mechanisms by David Matson, at Door #2, 134 Maine St. in Brunswick.

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WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (Some galleries will remain open later; an All Species Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Town Mall.)

WHERE: Various venues in Brunswick and Topsham


INFO: 798-6964;

More than two dozen gallery exhibits and artist studios will open for the inaugural art walk of the warm-weather season, sponsored by Five River Arts Alliance.

The public is encouraged to arrive in town early for the All Species Parade, which departs the Brunswick Town Mall at 4:30 p.m.

The self-guided art tour extends one mile -- from Maine Fiberarts in Topsham to Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

A brochure with a map can be found throughout Brunswick and Topsham, and is available online at

May exhibitions and openings include:

"Two Weavers: Susan Barrett Merrill and Emi Ito" at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham

"Aviary: A Winged Celebration" at Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St. n "A Taste of the Season," which will introduce several new artists to the Bayview Gallery roster at 58 Maine St.

"Color Discovery" with June Elderkin of Southport at Summer Island Gallery, 149 Maine St.

New work at Points of View Gallery, 18 Pleasant St.

"Celebrating 25 Years of Photography with Alan Boutot" at Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St.

At the Coleman Burke Gallery, inside Fort Andross Mill, Richard Keen opens his installation, "Nowhere from Here," with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

David Matson exhibits his assemblages at Door #2, 134 Maine St., and new woodworking and art studios open their doors for the evening in Fort Andross.

A number of new venues are also open this month, including art shows at Gulf of Maine Books and Scarlet Begonias, live Irish-American music at Byrnes' Irish Pub, and a fundraiser for Nepali women at Big Top Deli.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art offers a last chance to see "The Bible Illuminated: R Crumb's Book of Genesis," which closes on Sunday.


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