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All three downtown art galleries will have new and ongoing exhibitions as part of the First Friday Art Walk tonight.

The Northwest Territory Art Guild on Main St. 316B is home to acrylic and collage artist Sarah Boyles of Salem, Illinois.

Gallery director Sara Frenz is one of Boyles’ biggest supporters.

“I call her a surrealist painter,” said Frenz. “She makes these fantastic dream-like pictures.”

Boyles’ work reflects social messages such as suicide among young people and bipolar disorder. She herself uses art to process her own feelings of sadness and anger, according to a press release sent out on Thursday about the event.

“She paints according to her emotions, I can say that,” said Frenz.

The guild will also continue to showcase the Front Porch Project, a collection of photos taken by local artist, business owner and educator Amanda Linn of local families in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other artists who will be represented in the gallery include Guild President John DeCoursey, Bill Meyer, Shirley Truelove, Matt Ramsey, Paul Spangler, and Frenz himself.

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main St., is showing again “How We See It”, an exhibition of past and current paintings, sculptures and mixed media works by gallery owners Amy Delap and Andrew Jendrzejewski.

New pieces from each artist will be incorporated to give gallery visitors a change from the previous month, they said.

And the Open Gallery, 329 Main St., will also continue with the “Night Visions” exhibition from last month with local artist Chuck Reinhart.

He will exhibit more of his photo collection, which illustrates the beauty of the stars.

“In a similar but less serious way, my photos create a connection between the ordinary and the extraordinary,” says Reinhart.

The Open Gallery Players also offer live music.

All three galleries are open to visitors from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.



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