April First Friday

Friday, April 5, 2024

All Day

Multiple Locations, Downtown Waterville

At the Paul J. Schupf Art Center:

5–7pm Opening Reception for Together: Hearing, Holding, HealingTogether: Anecdotes and Inspirations, and Together: Art for All
Come enjoy refreshments at the opening night of the Together exhibitions located in the Ticonic Gallery, throughout the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, and in different downtown businesses.

Together: Hearing, Holding, Healing is an installation in the Ticonic Gallery combining 27 paintings by Peter Bruun with an audio-collage created from voices of students attending the Waterville Alternative High School.

Together: Anecdotes and Inspirations features dozens of works created in painting and drawing workshops led by Peter Bruun which are displayed throughout the art center building.

Together: Art for All is an open call exhibition representing a multitude of artworks sharing two common qualities: the art has been made in the Waterville area, and it broadly speaks to themes of living, working, and playing together in the region. For more information on locations for those works, click here.

5–7pm Create a Community Mobile!
Join the students of Waterville Alternative High School for a community mobile making activity inspired by the Together project! Special thanks to the Colby College Museum of Art for hosting the art making outside their gallery space. All ages and abilities are welcome.

5–7pm Try a scavenger hunt!
Pick up a scavenger hunt at the Ed Harris Box Office and visit all the downtown locations for Together: Art for All.

6pm Community Conversation
Join Together project leader Peter Bruun for a conversation in the Ticonic Gallery.

For more details on all the Together events and activities, click here, or check out Studio B’s Together website here.

5-7pm Free hot cocoa! Pick up a ticket for a hot cocoa at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz gallery.

All Day Half off all concessions (except alcohol) at the Maine Film Center.

At Greene Block + Studios:

4–6pm Community Fashion Show and Upcycled Fashion Class led by artist Kim Bernard! For more info on the fashion show, and workshop, check here.

What are First Fridays?

First Fridays celebrate the vibrant creativity in Waterville through a wide array of arts experiences. On the first Friday of every month, visit downtown Waterville to meet artists, see performances, listen to live music, eat delicious food, shop at local businesses, enjoy the arts, and come together as a community.

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