Portland Mayor Michael Brennan will cut the ribbon on Friday, May 2 at 5:00 PM at the new Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, located at 48 Free Street. This will commemorate the gallery’s soft opening and the start of the First Friday May Art Walk. The public is welcome to attend. The gallery specializes in realism, in both traditional and impressionistic styles, and represents 28 artists from 7 different countries, truly uniting the world through art.
“Portland is known for its vibrant arts scene, and so I’m delighted to welcome another gallery to our downtown,” said Portland Mayor Michael Brennan. “It’s even more fitting to be celebrating this opening as part of our First Friday Art Walk events.”
Roux and Cyr Art Gallery is a mid-range to high-end gallery, furnished in antiques, and serving complimentary coffee and tea in fine china cups and saucers. Guests are encouraged to sit and linger awhile, basking in the ambiance of the beautiful art. Both owners are artists and happy to engage in conversations to help inform and educate the public about fine art.
More than simply an art gallery, it seeks to engage and embrace the community, with a large studio space where oil painting courses will be held. Beginner and intermediate courses will be offered, taught by co-owner, artist Susan Roux. This space will also be used to host artist workshops, offered by their represented artists. A hands-on field trip is available to elementary school students, which culminates in an exhibition of their work in the studio space at a Saturday public opening. The gallery’s live sculpture is co-owner Paul Cyr, painting center stage at a beautiful painting station visible to passerby’s, encouraging them to enter the gallery.
The Grand Opening celebration will be on Saturday, May 24, 2014 and the public is welcome. The 3,000 square foot gallery will be exhibiting all their artists and spotlighting a solo exhibition by Russian artist, Stas Borodin, who will be there to meet and greet all those attending. Borodin travels the world in true old fashion artist’s-style, painting everywhere he goes in plein air, no matter the weather or time of year. All are welcome to come experience this new art gallery.