Art Fest

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The 2014 KAHBANG Art Festival will be hosted at CTN, as well as other venues in downtown Portland. All the Exhibits are FREE and open to the public!

CTN

KAHBANG Art Festival @ Community Television Network
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12:00pm-5:00pm

Featuring:

1. Julie K. Gray
Medium: Embroidery
Title: Ghost Portraits Series
Bio: Julie K. Gray is a multi-media artist who works primarily with photography, embroidery, craft media and video. She earned her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, and in 2012, she earned her MFA in Studio Arts from Maine College of Art. She lives and works in Saco, Maine.
Website: www.juliekgray.com

2. Wayne Degan
Medium: Photography-Colorization
Title: Metacolor
Bio: My name is Wayne Degan. I am a musician,nerd and writer who currently resides in Bangor,ME. I began my hobby of restoring and colorizing old photographs two years ago while living in southern Georgia. This hobby soon became a passion as I spent countless hours adding color into the smallest of details in old black and white photos.The rough winter of 2013/2014 allowed me plenty of time indoors to build and launch Metacolor.org, a website/blog in which I display my colorization work and discuss the history behind the subjects of the photos.

Website: www.metacolor.org , www.flickr.com/photos/metacolor/

3. Sebastian Meade
Medium: Installation; New & Mixed Media
Title: “Monsters Attack KAHBANG!”
Website: www.actsofrandomart.blogspot.com/KAHBANG-submissions-2014.html#.Uw-VIv2cxuY

4. Abbeth Russell
Medium: Oil on canvas
Bio: I had a discussion once about whether or not paintings have souls. I want to create paintings with souls so glowing and obvious that they reside in each layer, all the way down to the gesso. I want an element of magic in my paintings. I want them to beg to be touched but seem untouchable at the same time. As if touching them would turn your fingers, and then your entire being, into something from a strange and iridescent world. Paintings have life inside of them. When the artist puts enough of their self into a piece, it grows into something that embodies the soul of its creator.

The creatures in my current work are protectors. They are at once soft and vicious. They are motherly and warm. Covered with plush fur or feathers. With sharp teeth and claws or a nightmare mask covering a distorted face. A slug-trail of poison. A rack of antlers twisted like a labyrinth. These are creatures you want on your side.

My creatures do not deny the fact that they are made of paint. They live inside a world of paint. This is what gives them their magic. Paint makes them truly alive. The magic qualities of paint are accessed. Because they are born of paint, they are connected to all recorded history. They are tapping into a well of creativity and magic that has been mined for thousands of years. I dare you to tell me that they lack a soul.
Website: www.abbeth.com

5. Stephanie Dunn
Medium: Oils & Acrylics
Title: Impressions
Website: www.facebook.com/artiststephaniedunn?_rdr

6. Andrew Lee
Medium: Digital Art
Title: Weaving Spiders Treat Not Here
Bio: Andrew Lee is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and a native of Brewer, Maine. He works in both analog and digital media and favors political or conspiratorial topics for his work. Andrew is currently working on a graphic novel, and also going back to school to become a counselor.

Website: www.facebook.com/artofandrewlee

7. Steven Brooks
Medium: Recycled Sculpture
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-Brooks-Art/

8. Emma Soucek
Medium: Photography
Website: www.emmasoucek.tumblr.com

Local Art Spaces, Galleries, & Museums

Portland Museum of Art
@PtldMuseumofArt
7 Congress Square
Hours: Monday- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 pm/ Friday: 10am- 9pm (Free Friday’s 5:00pm-9:00pm)
Cost: $12 adults, FREE on Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm
Web: www.portlandmuseum.org

SPACE Gallery
@space538
538 Congress Street
Hours: Wednesday -Sat., 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE daily, events ticketed.
Web: www.space538.org

Constellation Art Gallery
511 Congress St
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
Web: constellationart.com

Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
48 Free Street
Hours: Tuesday 11:00 – 7:30, Wednesday 11:00 – 4:30, Thursday 11:00 – 7:30, Friday & Sat. 11:00 – 4:30
Cost: FREE
Web: www.rouxandcyrgallery.com/Home.html

Bridge Gallery
568 Congress Street
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: www.bridgegalleryportland.com
Sanctuary Tattoo and Gallery
31 Forest Ave
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: www.sanctuarytattoo.com

The Salt Institute
@SaltInstitute
561 Congress Street
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: www.salt.edu

The State Theatre Building [featuring over 40 Artists in working spaces].
142 High St. & 615 Congress St.
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: http://tinyurl.com/mtvnst8

Portland Public Library Cultural Center [Lewis Gallery]
@PortPubLibME
5 Monument Square
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm, Friday 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE
Web: http://tinyurl.com/pemc2he

A FINE THING: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts
29 Forest Avenue
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: www.edpollackfinearts.com

Meg Perry Center
36 Market Street

http://megperrycenter.org/

Fore River Gallery
87 Market Street
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: www.forerivergallery.com

George Anderson Gallery
340 Fore Street
Hours: By Chance
Cost: FREE
Web: www.rockportartist.com/

Aucocisco Galleries
89 Exchange Street
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: FREE
Web: www.aucocisco.com

Gleason Fine Art
545 Congress Street
Hours: Monday -Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Web: www.gleasonfineart.com

Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street (Peaks Island)
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: FREE
Web: www. richardboydpottery.com