First Friday Time Again

How are we already on to the second First Friday Art Walk of 2011? These things come up quick (seriously, it starts in about ten minutes)!

SPACE Gallery at January 2011 First Friday Art Walk

SPACE Gallery at January 2011 First Friday Art Walk

Anyway, here are some recommendations for those of you planning to head out on the icy streets tonight for gallery openings and other fun!

    Fotoshops [517 Congress]
    They may not have a featured art show this month, but this analog-loving photography store will have their doors open for one last FFAW before they close next week. Stop in and pay your respects.

    SPACE Gallery [538 Congress]
    Cannonball Press Presents: Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo (Woodcut, Silkscreen)

    ICA at MECA [522 Congress]
    Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin, and Alyson Shotz -Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning

    O2 Salon and Spa [605 Congress]
    Featuring portraits of models with hair and make up by O2 Salon and Spa, and accessories by Ponomo. Also exhibiting photographs by Mix Ireland & (HillyTown contributor) David Zwickerhill.

    Sanctuary Tattoo [31 Forest Ave]
    Painting and mixed media from Kelly Rioux and Kelly Jo.

    Trinket And Fern [172 Middle St] (current Portland Pins location!)
    12×12 group show/fundraiser for students of Casco Bay High School’s Junior Journey.

    Arthur Fink Photography [145 Newbury St]
    Dance photography exhibit plus an open invitation for dancers to come and use the space tonight.

When you’re done walking, head down to 41 Wharf St. in the Old Port for tonight’s installment in Rogues Gallery‘s First Friday Film Series: A Bell In The Yard by Jeffrey Griecci plus Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil.

Of course you can always cap your night off with a rock show. Tonight the frontrunner for big local concerts is the dual Lucid/Space Vs. Speed release at Port City. Looking for something a bit cozier? Down in Biddeford, Boston’s excellent David Wax Museum (who are kinda blowing up all over the place this week) are also celebrating a new release, with a sure-to-be-packed (and lively!) show at The Oak + The Ax.