First Fridays: November 4
First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions.
Brielle DuFlon enjoys making textured work that she says “stirs our basic responses and impulses,” and her exhibition “We Made You This”—a series of composed collections of curated, discarded and lost items plucked from sidewalks, roads and parking lots here in town and hand-sewn onto canvas—does exactly that. “I wanted to clean up the city a little and come to know the people of Charlottesville more intimately through the objects that they had lost and thrown away,” DuFlon says.
DuFlon organized the objects by color, which she says “places them in a new context that is approachable and enticing, where people are willing to reconsider the items and find beauty in them; that would be more difficult if they were clustered a little more haphazardly.”
She hopes that upon seeing “We Made You This,” viewers will experience a tenderness toward the city and the people who had a connection to the objects before them, and feel the desire to care for the city and one another. “In my ideal world, people would have flashbacks of seeing specific objects on the street from months ago,” she says, and “I imagine some fingers will be tingling to touch certain items.”
Art on the Trax 5784 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “A Collection of Photographs,” featuring work by Stacey Evans. Opens Saturday, November 12.
FF The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello Rd. “We Made You This,” an exhibition of nine hand-sewn assemblages on canvas, composed of found, discarded and lost items. 5:30-7:30pm.
FF C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “A Colorful Journey: Adventures in creating with polymer clay and more,” featuring decorative and wearable sculpted pieces by Judith N. Ligon. 6-8pm.
FF Chroma Projects Gallery 201 E. Main St. “Tactility,” featuring sculpture by Alan Binstock and paintings by Kathleen Markowitz. 5-7pm.
Crozet Artisan Depot 5791 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “Flowing Colors,” featuring watercolor paintings and hand-painted garments by Peg Sheridan. Begins November 12.
FF Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Let There Be Light,” featuring watercolors by Phyllis Koch-Sheras. 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.
FF The Garage 250 First St. N. “Dappled Things,” a group show featuring art inspired by the written word. 5-7:30pm.
The Green House 1260 Crozet Ave., Crozet. An exhibit featuring landscape and still-life paintings by the BozART Fine Art Collective. Through December 17.
FF Kardinal Hall 722 Preston Ave. “Heavy Air,” featuring landscape oil paintings by Elizabeth Flood. 4-6pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “On the Fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body,” drawings, prints and photography by Australian aboriginal artist Damien Shen.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Annie Harris Massie: Lightness,” featuring landscape paintings that explore the qualities of light that reveal and obscure form, and “John Borden Evans: Red Cow,” featuring new paintings by landscape painter John Borden Evans, which opens November 18.
FF Lynne Goldman Elements 407 E. Main St. A show featuring the work of Susan Krieg. 5-8pm.
Martha Jefferson Hospital 500 Martha Jeffer-son Dr. “River,” featuring paintings by Linda Staiger of the natural landscapes of the James and Rivanna rivers in the first floor gallery. Bold and texture landscape paintings by Caroll Mallin hang in the main lobby floor.
FF McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Faraway…so close,” featuring photographs by Will Kerner of India, Iceland and Haiti, in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Summer in New York” by Kelly Oakes and new paintings from Jane Paul Angelhart in the Lower Hall North; “Pairings” by Cynthia Gusler and Ashley Sauder Miller in the Lower Hall South; “NOW! 2017 UVA Studio Art Majors” in the Upper Halls North and South. 5:30-7:30pm.
FF Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Digital Media Gallery,” a partnership with the Virginia Film Festival showcasing the works of intermediate and advanced UVA cinematography students, taught by Kevin Everson; local youth filmmakers from Light House Studio; and UVA photography professor William Wylie. 5:30-9pm.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center 26 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro. An exhibit featuring the artwork of the Beverley Street Studio School.
FF Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Fortune Cookie Buddha Collages,” featuring work by Toni Gonchoroff. 6-8pm.
FF Studio IX 969 2nd St. SE. Paintings that (r)evolved around each other over a long arc of time by Dave Moore. 5-7pm.
FF Telegraph Art & Comics 211 W. Main St. “The Chris Danger Art & Print Extravaganza!,” an exhibit featuring new prints and original work by illustrator and animator Chris Danger. 6-8pm.
FF Top Knot Studio 103 Fifth St. “Abstracts plus One,” featuring mid-size abstract paintings by James Brewer. 5pm.
FF Welcome Gallery at New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “I Wish We Could Still Make Beautiful Paintings Of Muscular Horses,” featuring paintings by Hank Ehrenfried. 5-7:30pm.
FF WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. “Between the Two of Us,” featuring prints, drawings and paintings from Katie Wood and Nina Thomas. 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.