First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Listings are compiled in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to email@example.com.
First Fridays: April 4, 2014
BON 100 W. South St. Acrylic paintings by Chicho Lorenzo. 5-7pm.
BozArt 211 W. Main St. “New Beginnings” exhibit featuring works by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild. 5-9pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Habitat City” on display for the public. 6-8pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Create2,” a group exhibit and artwork by Katie McKinley in the PCA office. 5:30-7pm.
C’Ville Arts 118 E. Main Street. “Making Time” by clock maker Allan Young. 6-8pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. Photography, oil and watercolor paintings, pencil drawings and mixed media by the staff of Fellini’s. 5:30-7pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Eyes on the Infinite,” paintings by Cristina Rutkowski. 5:30-8pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “From Heaven to Earth,” sculptures and mosaics by Ninni Baeckstrom in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Art Meets Ecology” in Lower Hall North; illustrations by Kate Samworth and Bob Anderson in Lower Hall South; an exhibition of new sculpture and drawings by Fred Crist and oil paintings on canvas and paper by Renee Balfour in the Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Mudhouse 213 W. Main St. “Leadline,” steel sculptures by Lily Erb. 6-8pm.
New Dominion Bookshop 404 E. Main St. “New Creations” by Lindsey Oberg. 5:30-7:30.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second Street SE. Various artists contribute their work for an ticketed benefit auction on April 12. 5:30-7:30.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St. NE. “Epic Encounters” featuring prints by various artists. 5-10pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Rhythm and Motion” by Joseph Holston. 6-8pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “We Are Waiting In A Forest,” drawings by Warren Craghead. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Landscape of Myth II,” paintings by Michael Heivly. 5-7pm.
Albemarle County Office Building 401 McIntire Road. “VSA Art Show” featuring works by more than one hundred local artists with disabilities.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “New Work: Marsh and Ocean,” paintings by Robin Braun.
“Creperie Gallery” at The Flat 111 Water St. E. Recent paintings by Randy Smith.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Jasper Johns: Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation,” “Portraying the Golden Age: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection,” and “Joseph Cornell and Surrealism.”
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Objects in mirror,” an exhibit by John Early with a reception on Friday, April 11, 5-8pm.
Java Java 421 E Main St. Watercolors and acrylics by Lisa Bennet and Kari Caplin with a reception on Sunday, April 6, 2-4pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “having-been-there” by Nici Cumpston.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road. “Still Life and Other Subjects,” paintings by Trisha Orr.
Piedmont Virginia Community College 501 College Dr. “7th Annual Chocolate Chowdown” featuring a variety of art student works and chocolates for visitors with a reception on Friday, April 18, 5-7pm.
Pigment 1229 Harris St. #13. “Bloomers” acrylic on wood paintings by Bolanle Adeboye.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Artists and Elephants,” featuring oil paintings by Lindsley Matthews, acrylic paintings by Beth Hamerschlag, and photographs by Erwin Baumfaulk.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “Paintings’ Skeletons” by Mordiqai McQuade with a reception on Sunday, April 6, at noon.