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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Ancient Songs, Modern Muses,” illustrated translations of the ancient Greek poet Theocritus by London-based painter John Woodman and Charlottesville-based Ben Jasnow. 5:30-8pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “Astral Diary,” ink paintings by Amie Oliver in the Front Gallery. “Atmospheric Front,” an installation by Hana and Shana Kim in the Black Box. “Phenomena” by Alison Hall in the Passage Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.
City Clay 301 W. Main St. “Garden Inspired,” pots and sculptures from City Clay member artists and friends. 5-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. Synergia, a group of nine women artists, present a multimedia exhibit in the CitySpace Gallery. Photographs by Megan Bent on display in the Piedmont Council for the Arts office. 5:30-7pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Hope Springs to Life” features floral compositions by Haley Jensen. 6-8pm.
The Garage 250 N. First St. Grand reopening with “People in Poses,” an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Jordan Grace Owens. 5-7pm.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “Between Invention and Reality,” sculptures by Caesar Morton. 5:30-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “The Ghost’s Library,” photographs by Kim Kelly-Wagner in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery. “How We See It,” works exploring landscape in metal, fabric and oil paints in the Lower Hall North Gallery. Acrylic paintings by Susan Northington in the Lower Hall South Gallery. “Life of Trebor,” drawings, paintings, photos, cartoons, and sculpture by Bob Anderson in the Upper Hall North. “Inside Out, Outside In,” stoneware by Carol Grant. 5:30-7:30pm.
Piedmont CASA 818 E. High St. “Let’s Pretend: The Inspired Child,” an exhibition of digital storytelling through photographs by Lindsey Henry. 5-7pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Decoration/Destruction,” a group exhibit featuring the work of Olga Antonova, Laurent Crasté, and Cheryl Pope in the Main Gallery. Works by Marina Rosenfeld the Dové Gallery. 6-7:30pm. Artist Talk at 6:30pm.
Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar 414 E. Main St. Budala Pottery will be showing one of a kind porcelain teacups fired by wind and solar energy.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St NE. “Galaxy,” screen-prints featuring intergalactic concepts. 5-10pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Color Comforts,” modern quilts by Maggie Stein. 5-7pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “(im)Possibilities,” paintings and drawings by Jane Skafte. 5:30-7:30pm.
Atelier One 1718 Allied St. “Sheridan Avenue Tails,” by photographer Kay Taylor.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Recent Works in Abstract Collage,” featuring works by Sigrid Eilertson.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “We Bury Our Own,” a series of photographs and video works by artist Christian Thompson.
King Family Vineyards “Out and About: Plein Air Paintings of Albemarle County,” by Meg West.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Art-i-facts,” a show of prints by Anne Chesnut.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W Main St. “Spring Tones,” an exhibition of works by Joanne K. Coleman, Trilbie Knapp, and Edward Mochel.
The Virginia Arts of the Book Center 2125 Ivy Rd., Suite 5. “The Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II,” a traveling exhibition featuring “object-books” by 86 visual artists.
UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art 155 Rugby Rd. “STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time,” featuring work by the contemporary artist Suzanne McClelland; “Corot to Cézanne,” featuring French drawings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; and “Traces of the Hand: Master Drawings from the Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman.”
UVA’s Ruffin Gallery 179 Culbreth Rd. Exhibitions by graduating students.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “Color Fields,” oil paintings by Jane Schmidt.
Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.
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