"Prints: Breaking Boundaries," group printmaking exhibit
ART & POLITICS | This month’s art walk finds the printmaking consortium PICKWICK INDEPENDENT PRESS, who work out of the Artist Studio above SPACE on Congress Street, opening its studio to the public. A massive mixed media tribute to H.P. Lovecraft is unveiled at SANCTUARY TATTOO (31 Forest Ave.; 207.828.8866), and a group of politically and socially responsive artists show work in a “Sensory Circus” at the MEG PERRY CENTER (644 Congress; 207.772.0680). The CMCA-curated collection of prints at the PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY makes for a decent midway rally point, where you might stay the night’s revels by attending a lecture by former congressman TOM ALLEN, who speaks his mind about Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong with the US Congress, his left-center assessment published last month. 6:30 pm in the Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Sq, 207.871.1700.