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Growing Up Portsmouth: Community-Created Portrait Painting

August 27, 2023

Growing Up Portsmouth: Community-Created Portrait Painting w/ Artist Eric Gold Saturday, August 26 11am - 4pm (drop-in at any time) Free to attend

Growing Up Portsmouth is a series of community-created large-scale portraits of people, chosen by artist Eric Gold, as part of Portsmouth’s story.

People of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are invited to paint a small segment of a portrait. Each segment takes 30-60 minutes to complete. Participants will sit in groups and make art, have conversations and a unique experience of community, layered with themes and stories of Portsmouth and the subject we are painting.

Each portrait is made of 100 original small artworks assembled by the artist into a single painting. Through these events, the Seacoast community is invited to celebrate Portsmouth during the city's 400th anniversary while creating a permanent artwork for generations to come. All ages are welcome, but these events are geared for adults.

Join us: let’s make art together.

BIG INK is also happening 11am-4pm in the gallery, where you can watch artist's print large-scale woodblocks on BIG INK's giant mobile printmaking press!

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