Piedmont Council for the Arts



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July First Fridays Guide

Local poet Judy Longley often feels like she’s drowning in words. After years of letting her poetry consume her, she’s learning how to revel in silence with a new skill set and a new name. Working as Juliet Da Luiso, Longley unleashes her joy and curiosity in highly abstract oil paintings rather than verses or stanzas. […]

Richard Freeman's recently relocated frame shop is now also home to his own artwork. Photo: Amy Jackson

June First Fridays Guide

Richard Freeman is one of Virginia’s little-known art institutions. His frame shop sat stalwartly on the Corner for most of the last century, after opening under print-loving Paul Victorius’ ownership in the late 1930s. When the ’60s rolled around, Victorius took notice of Freeman, a former naval officer running a small art gallery in the […]

Sarah Boyts Yoder creates abstract paintings in her local studio. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

May First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: May 1, 2015. City Clay 700 Harris St. Suite […]

Local abstract painter Susan Northington's works are on display at McGuffey Art Center in April. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

April First Fridays Guide

Contemporary artist Susan Northington specializes in capturing her Central Virginia surroundings in exaltations of personal expression. Her abstract interpretations of the Blue Ridge Mountains and flat horizon lines aim to evoke the emotion of a place, rather than the physical reality of location. Northington’s works are currently included in the McGuffey Art Center’s collaborative exhibit […]

Local painter Christen Borgman Yates' "Agrarian Icons" are on display at WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery in March. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

March First Fridays Guide

Give her a home where the buffalo roam and Christen Borgman Yates will paint the iconic American beast every day. Her original contemporary works in oil and watercolor ask viewers to consider how they relate to landscapes and livestock in an increasingly urbanized world. Her most recent series, “Agrarian Icons,” on display at WVTF & […]

Crozet artist Minal Mistry's woodwork is on display at C'ville Arts Cooperative Gallery during February. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

February First Fridays Guide

Crozet natives Kathleen and Minal Mistry get close to nature in their duo show “Wood and Wings” at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery. Kathleen pairs colorful bird paintings with mixed metal jewelry such as pendants displaying miniature versions of her aviary artwork. Meanwhile, Minal’s woodwork upcycles industrial products like pallets and construction waste to become one-of-a-kind […]

Steve Wolf's Trees Above River with Dead Sycamore is on display at the McGuffey Art Center through the month of January. Photo courtesy of the artist.

January First Fridays Guide

  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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: January 2, 2014. Batesville Market 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. […]

Phyllis Koch-Sheras' paintings are on display at the Arden Creek Clubhouse all month. Photo courtesy of artist.

December First Fridays Guide

  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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: December 5, 2014. C’ville Arts 118 E. Main […]

Josef Beery's woodcuts are on display at The Garage through November. Photo courtesy of the artist.

November First Fridays Guide

  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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: November 7, 2014. Angelo 220 E. Main St. […]

October First Fridays Guide

October First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: October 3, 2014. CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Rising […]

Cat Denby's work will be on display at Fellini's #9 this Friday. Image courtesy of the artist

September First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: September 5, 2014. Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Fields […]

McGuffey's summer group show features work by Lee Halstead, among others.

August First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: August 1, 2014. C’Ville Arts Cooperative 118 […]

July First Fridays Guide

July First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: July 4th, 2014. C’Ville Arts 118 […]

Megan Bent's photo exhibit "There is a Crack in Everything, That's How the Light Gets In" opens at the Bridge PAI on Friday night.

June First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: June 6, 2014. Blue Moon Diner […]

Jane Angelhart's painting "Major Huja" can be seen at McGuffey Art Center this Friday. Photo courtesy of the artist

May First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: May 2, 2014. Angelo 220 East […]

Joseph Holston's "Colors, Angels, Forms" can be seen at Warm Springs Gallery this month.

April First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: April 4, 2014 BON 100 W. […]

John Hancock's "Abundance" will be on display at McGuffey.

March First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. Angelo 220 E. Main St. “New Work: Marsh […]

Ron Martin's "Crozet Peach Orchard" can be seen at Fellini's #9 during February First Fridays.

February First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. First Fridays: February 7, 2014. BozArt Gallery 211 […]

Second Street Gallery showcases Julian Forrest's "And If You're Frightened."

January First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Maps of an […]

December First Fridays Guide

December First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Gift Forest,” a curated shop of […]

Howl, by Leslie Allyn, will be on display at Atelier ONE.

November First Fridays Guide

Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Recent Paintings by Michael Fitts” on scrap metal panels. 5-7:30pm. The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Virginia is for …” by Johanna Leech. 5-8pm. Boutique Boutique 411 E. Main St. Day of the Dead celebration and Mexican art. 5-8pm. Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “Known/Not Known,” with sculpture by […]