The Think Tank in Portland invites the public to an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 1 for “Aluminations Works: Mat O’Donnell Paintings.” This opening is in conjunction with Portland’s Friday Night Art Walk, and will open its doors to the public at 5 p.m. and serve light fare. Mat attended The Maine College of Art in Portland and The Boston Fine Art Museum School before getting his Bachelor of Science Degree at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1977. O’Donnell built a studio next to The Montsweag River in Wiscasset, Maine where he resides with his wife and daughter. There he paints every day, writes, and gives guitar lessons. His current body of work involves birch bark. Still the naturalist, birds, fish and other wildlife often find their way into his pieces. The Think Tank is located directly across the Maine College of Art on Congress Street.