First Friday 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.
Angelo 220 East Main St. “Honeyvine,” a group of Giclée prints of mixed-media collages by Loes van Riel. 5:30-7:30pm.
Cafe Cubano 112 W. Main St. Paintings by Denise Nunez. 5-7pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. A solo show titled “Stuff & Nonsense” by Richmond artist Lester Van Winkle featuring wood sculptures in the Front Gallery, “Mad Tea Party Redux” by ceramic artist Tom Elliott in the Black Box Gallery, and “Mnemonic Devices” by Kim Boggs continues in the Passage Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.
Maya 633 W. Main St. “Paradise Revisited: A Glimpse into Polynesian Culture,” photographs by Abe Costanza and Karine Morgan. 5-7pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “abstractreal realabstract”, a group exhibit by Nancy Bass, Robin Braun, Margaret Embree, Lindsay Freedman, and Tamra Harrison Kirschnick in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “New Members Show” in the Hallway Galleries; 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 418 E. Main St. “She Says” featuring work by contemporary Italian artists Elisabetta Benassi, Daniela Comani, and Alice Guareschi. 6-7:30pm. Talk by guest curator Leslie Cozzi at 6:30pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “Museum Studies” featuring paintings by Bradley Stevens. 6-8pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 West Water St. “Reiterations of a New Landscape” features drawings, sculpture, and photography by Elizabeth Kleberg. The adjacent space to WVTF will be transformed into a New City Arts Pop Up Gallery where the artist will create a large-scale installation involving sculpture, light, photography, and projection. 5-7pm.
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport 100 Bowen Loop. Charlottesville Stone Carvers Guild show.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Past Forward>>Contemporary Aboriginal Art” includes works from the permanent collection.
Milli Joe’s Coffee 400 Preston Avenue. “Succession,” photographs by Peter Krebs. Reception on January 5, 10am-12pm.
Over the Moon Bookstore 5798 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “Fury’s Hallowed Trace,” featuring photographs by Bill Mauzy.
Speak! Language Center 313 Second St. SE, Suite 109. Rick Weaver’s watercolors of the plazzas and marketplace scenes of Cortona, Italy in the front space and Jennifer Byrne’s black and white photographic studies of Italian architecture in the main room. A collaboration with Chroma Projects Art Laboratory.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue. “Obsessive Compulsions” features work of photo-realistic oil painter Sandy Wilcox and the mixed-media works of Stephen Balut. Reception on January 11, 5:30-7:30pm.
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