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.
First Fridays: August 1, 2014.
C’Ville Arts Cooperative 118 E. Main St. “Branching Out,” new works by Flame Bilyue. 6-8pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Minor Mutations,” watercolor, pen and ink drawings by Kaki Dimock. 5-8pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. Summer members group show. 5:30-7:30pm.
S. C. Studio 214 W. Water St. “Mostly Water Street,” works by Randy Smith that feature local flavors on Water Street. 5-8pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Elephants Back by Popular Demand,” featuring Lindsley Matthews, Beth Hamerschlag and Erwin Baumfalk. 6-8pm.
Telegraph Art & Comics 110 4th St. NE. “Retrofit Comics Showcase,” a spotlight on Retrofit Comics out of Philadelphia. 5-10pm.
Vinegar Hill Cafe at the Jefferson School City Center 233 4th St. NW. “The World of Printmaking,” a group show featuring etchings, intaglios, lithographs, linoleum and screen prints. 5:30-8pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Summer Afternoon,” paintings by Megan Lightell, Kurt Moyer, Jane Schmidt and collographs by Nina Muys. 6-8pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue. “Reflections in Clay,” works by Scott Supraner. 5:30-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “VSA Annual Art Show,” collaborative exhibit with artwork from VSA members.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Portraying the Golden Age,” “Reflections and Undercurrents,” “Postwar British Prints” and “Vinland: Recent Work by Cindy Bernard.”
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Art and Country” and “We Are Tiwi.”
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Near Walnut Creek,” paintings by John Borden Evans.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Open Threads,” mixed media sculpture and ceramics by Rebekah Wostrel in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Photographs,” work by Ron Evans and “A Retrospective of the Art of Skip Willis” in the Lower Hall Galleries; “Now and Then: A Retrospective,” work by Polly Breckenridge and “New Watercolors of Plants and Flowers” by Marcia Mitchell in the Upper Hall Galleries.
The Niche in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library at UVA Bayly Dr. “Stop & Go,” a series of animations curated by stop-motion artist Sarah Klein.
Pigment 1229 Harris St. #13. “Parvum,” mixed media sculpture by Justin Poe.