First Fridays: December 2

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First Fridays: December 2

Cameron Mankin derived his 14 Fallen in Daredevil #11 series from comic book images. The small etchings—jittery black lines on a chalky white ground—“have a certain doodle-like quality to them, but only if someone drew the same doodle a dozen times in the same spot,” Mankin says. He hopes that the prints and etchings in his “Tangible Intangibles” show at WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery tantalize “the viewer’s puzzle-solving impulse. All of the work in the show is drawn from a previous narrative that exists kind of like a memory leftover in the remaining print. I’d love for viewers to interact with these prints by trying to piece the narrative back together,” Mankin says. It’s an attempt to get viewers to look, think, then think carefully about their thinking, an exercise that perhaps helps us understand the whole picture, an increasingly important skill to possess.

Cameron Mankin’s “Tangible Intangibles,” a series of prints, woodcuts and etchings, is at WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery this December.

Art on the Trax 5784 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “Seeking Rhythm,” featuring functional ceramics by Patrick Gibson. Opens Saturday, December 10.

FF Blue Moon Diner 512 W. Main St. An exhibit featuring collage by Andrew Marriott. 6-10pm.

FF The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello Rd. “2016 Gift Forest,” a pop-up market featuring more than 50 artists, makers and collectors from across the region. 5:30-9pm.

FF C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Escaping to Childhood,” an exhibit of Milenko Katic’s dream-like paintings. 6-8pm.

FF Chroma Projects Gallery 201 E. Main St. “Manger Scene,” featuring installations and paintings by Pam Black, Virginia Van Horne, Lester Van Winkle, Russ Warren and Aggie Zed. 5-7pm.

FF Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Spirits of the Season,” featuring oil paintings by Marla McNamara. 5:30-7pm.

The Fralin Museum at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “The Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne”; “Ann Gale: Portraits”; “The Great War: Printmakers of World War I”; “New Acquisitions: Photography,” featuring work from Danny Lyon, Shirin Neshat and Eadweard Muybridge; and “Oriforme” by Jean Arp.

The Green House 1260 Crozet Ave., Crozet. An exhibit featuring landscape and still-life paintings by BozART: Fine Arts Collective. Through December 17.

FF IX Art Park 963 Second St. SE. “Building Hope,” featuring work created by art therapists throughout Virginia. 6-8pm.

Kluge-Ruhe Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “On the Fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body,” an exhibit of drawings, prints and photography by Australian aboriginal artist Damien Shen. Through December 18.

FF Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Red Cow,” featuring new work by landscape painter John Borden Evans. 1-5pm.

FF New Dominion Book Shop 404 E. Main St. “Provence in August,” featuring watercolors by Blake Hurt. 5:30-7pm.

FF Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Fly Away,” featuring works on paper by Rashaun Rucker; and “contested bodies,” a collaborative installation by Nikolai M. Noel and Matthew P. Shelton. 5:30-7:30pm.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center 26 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro. A juried exhibit of work from regional printmakers. Through January 28.

FF Studio IX, IX Art Park, 963 Second St. SE. “Into A Single Open Darkness,” featuring drawings by Miriam Mörsel Nathan and poetry by Annie Kim. 5-7pm.

FF Telegraph Art & Comics 211 W. Main St. “Picture Show,” featuring original drawings in ink and crayon and prints by illustrator and cartoonist Todd Webb. 5-8pm.

FF The Southern Café and Music Hall 103 First St. S. “In Unison,” featuring acrylic paintings of local musicians by Aimee McDavitt. 7-9pm.

FF Top Knot Studio 103 Fifth St. “Abstracts plus One,” featuring midsize abstract paintings by James Brewer. 5pm.

FF VMDO Architects 200 E. Market St. “Matt Celentano Abstract,” featuring tempera and spray-paint works on canvas by Matt Celentano. 5:30-8pm.

FF Welcome Gallery at New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “Unbound Oasis,” featuring acrylic, ink and cut paper and encaustic works by Alexandra Chiou and Amanda Smith. 5-7:30pm.

FF WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. An exhibit of oil landscape paintings by Randy Baskerville. 5-7pm.

FF WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. “Tangible Intangibles,” featuring woodcut, inkjet and etching prints by Cameron Mankin. 5-7pm.

FF Yellow Cardinal Gallery 301 E. Market St., second floor. “Found & Lost: Objects and Abstractions,” featuring work by Mineko Yoshida, Andy Foster and Jane Goodman. 5-7pm.

FF First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions.

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