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Fairfield First Fridays moves outdoors for summer season

May 30, 2018

Fairfield First Fridays will have its first outdoor event of the season from 5-10 p.m. Friday on and near the Fairfield square.

To start the evening at 5 p.m., there will be an Argentine tango demonstration and a choreographed dance by Lilu Papp and Gaelyn Hutchinson. The performance will be followed by an open dance floor welcoming all newcomers. Argentine tango is a partner dance focusing on the core connection between the two dancers. The philosophy of the dance aims to decentralize rote steps in order to build a basis of communication between dancers and from which connection springs an improvised dialogue between the partners and within the music.

After the Argentine tango demonstration, the local Jefferson County Green Band will be playing 6-10 p.m. in the Ron Prill Bandstand in Central Park.

At about 7 p.m., Fairfield Area Community Theater will have a preview of its summer musical, Frank Loesser’s “The Most Happy Fellow.” The show will be performed at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center during Father’s Day weekend.

Lawn games such as Lawn Jenga, Connect Four, Corn Hole and more will be set up in Central Park. Artists, vendors and several local nonprofits also will be in the park and many of the local businesses and restaurants around the square will be open.

 

Galleries

• Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings featuring Italian/French landscapes, figurative works and large-format photography on archival paper of the Tuscan countryside; original oil paintings by Kim Kufner, new watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell, art glass vases by David Lotton and diochroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano.

• Art FiftyTwo will have Judy LaMar exhibiting her paintings at Gallery52 for the June and July Fairfield First Fridays. “California Dreaming” includes acrylic paintings and watercolors done in Cobb Mountain, California, between 1990-1995.

• At Home will have cooking demonstrations for summer salads and blueberry sorbet from 7-8:30 p.m.

• Carnegie Historical Museum will have a tie-dye activity and Jefferson County Conservation Naturalist Therese Cummiskey will have a “Bird Walk” through the museum talking about some of its birds.

• Chakra Steps will have local art by Lynn Phippen and his son Jason Phippen, Daveed Aranda and Diana Watt’s natural flower art.

• Crest Jewel will have recent paintings by David Kupferman, Terrence Kennedy, and many pigment prints by various artists.

• Fairfield Art Association’s summer art installation, “Squares Around the Square,” will be in the garden nodes around the square and up Main Street to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

• Fairfield Nutrition will have paintings by Monica Stoltz, a Fairfield native.

• Henderson’s will host an extended viewing of Upon Further Review No. 2, through June 22.

• ICON Gallery has a new show opening in the main gallery: “Dots and Dashes — Steven Erickson, Alexandra Janezic, Bill Teeple.” Continuing in Bill’s Room on the mezzanine: “Jewelry by Bill Hurlin” and “Drawings by Elaine Duncan.

• Moreheart Studios will show the whimsical, enchanting work of Paul Morehead and JacQueline Kumer.

• Revelations will have Peter Clemens’s Yantras, Everett Day’s artwork, Freddy Fonseca’s photographs, and John Schrimer’s paintings.

 

Information

For information, call Marla Brader at 233-8883, email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com or visit www.fairfieldfirstfridays.org.

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