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: June 6, 2014.
Blue Moon Diner 512 W Main St. “Shadowy People from a Shadow Planet: The CLAW Silhouettes” by Olon Pills. 5-7pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “There Is A Crack In Everything, That’s How The Light Gets In,” photography installation by Megan Bent. 6-9pm.
City Clay 700 Harris St. Suite 104. “The Gift,” ceramics by Becky Garrity. 5-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Back Talking on the Mountain of God,” photography and poetry to celebrate the launch of a multimedia iBook poetry anthology. 5:30-7pm.
C’ville-ian Brewery 705 W. Main St. “Amiable Contrast,” works by photographer Cary Oliva and painter Dama Schneider. 5:30-7:30pm.
C’Ville Arts 118 E. Main St. “Extraordinary Inspirations in Polymer Clay,” wearable clay creations by Judith N. Ligon. 6-8pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. Black and white photography by Kelsey Chavers. 5:30-7pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Patterning,” encaustic collaged paintings and prints by Julia Sharpe. 5-7:30pm.
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. 5:30-7:30pm.
Mono Loco 200 Water Street W. “Seagrams Variation,” works in ceramic and acrylic by George Andrews. 5:30-7:30pm.
New Dominion Bookshop 404 E Main St. “Different Strokes,” watercolor paintings by Eloise Giles. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Can’t Shake It,” multi-media and performance art by Avery Lawrence. 5:30-7:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “A Collection of Works,” featuring 14 artists from the Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association. 6-8pm.
Telegraph 110 4th St. NE. Screen prints and original works by comic artist Meredith Gran. 5-10pm.
Top Knot Studio 103 5th Street SE. “Form and Freedom; Order and Chaos,” oil paintings by Wolfgang Hermann. 5:30-8pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Man’s Best Friend, Cat or Dog?” featuring the work of 8 invited artists who explore the relationship between people and their pets. A benefit for the Albemarle SPCA. 6-8pm.
WriterHouse “We Are Not Our Work,” digital collages by Carolyn Capps. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. New City Arts presents “You Are Here”, Charlottesville community map drawings facilitated by Mara Sprafkin and Laura Snyder. 5-7pm.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Landscape Sketches,” a collection of paintings by John A. Hancock.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Jasper Johns: Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation,” “Portraying the Golden Age: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection,” and “Joseph Cornell and Surrealism.”
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “having-been-there” by Nici Cumpston.
The Local 824 Hinton Ave. “Vernal,” photography by Bill Mauzy.
Telegraph 110 Fourth Street NE. “Second Hand Fauna,” vegan taxidermy by mixed media artist Jesse Fiest. Opening reception June 13, 5pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. Paintings by Donna Redmond. Opening reception June 1, 11am.