Friday, March 2, 5-8PM
I am rather like a travelling salesman. I deal in ideas. I do much more for people than just paint them pictures. –Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)
Spring seems to be here a little early this year, so you have no excuse not to get out and see the art. In the South End, S.P.A.C.E. and The Backspace present Adam DeVarney’s “And Then the Weather Changed”. Also in the Soda Plant, Jackie Mangione Studio is having a Collage Party featuring the cereal box collage work of Michael Albert. Justin Lander’s “Disposable Landscapes” are a steal at $8 at Brickels Studio Gallery. Jordan Douglas (photography) and Axel Stohlberg (assemblages) open at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace. As always, be your own art critic/curator at Creative Competition at RL Photo. A show of new work by Roger Coleman opens at FLYNNDOG. Dostie Bros. Frame Shop opens painter Amanda Vella’s “What Happens”. Miriam Thompson’s “Interaction” (acrylics on wood panel) opens at Davis Studio Gallery. On the Waterfront, Art’s Alive Gallery at Union Station welcomes photographers Rick Jasany and Kevin Morin. Downtown: Left Bank Home & Garden opens a show of oil paintings by Trice Stratmann. The 16th Annual Recycle/ReUse Showcase gets underway at Frog Hollow. “Spilling the Beans” is Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.’s new work at Red Square. Painter Jason Bond is on hand at Vintage Jewelers. And Mr. Masterpiece’s “Naughty Naked Nude Show” opens at Artspace 106 at the Men’s Room.
Live Music and Performance
Photographs by Michael Lew-Smith and Alex Rice-Swiss are on offer at Nectar’s followed by music by Seth Yacovone and Grippo Funk Band.
Tara Goreau’s progressive views of the society and environment are at Salaam & The Men’s Store, where you’ll experience the sounds of Otis Grove.
Along with Pamela Strafford’s and Katherine Plante’s oil paintings, come and enjoy music by Sean Hood and the Great Outdoors, Hello Shark, and Lawrence Welks at Speaking Volumes.
First Friday Art Walk is a community event that takes place the first Friday of each month throughout the city of Burlington. The event is free and open to anyone. Between thirty and forty art venues are open between 5PM and 8PM for the Art Walk. Some venues have openings, talks, music, or other special activities. Others are simply open late. Individuals start their art walk by visiting any participating venue and picking up a copy of Art Map Burlington, the official publication of First Friday Art Walk.
Nearly all of the art on view is for sale. If you like it, buy it. Not only will you have a treasure that you can cherish for years to come, you will be supporting the local art scene and making it possible to see more great art in the future.