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.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Venus Fly Trap”, a new series of Botanical paintings by Nancy Jane Dodge. 5:30-7pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Ex Ex Libris” features mosaic book quilts by Terri Long in reference to our fading book culture. 6-8pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “Bhutan,” paintings inspired by a visit to the remote country by David Carlson in the Front Gallery. “Layers: Scrapings,” painting experiments by Susan Crave Rosen in the Passage Gallery. “Urban Traces,” photographs by Bill Moritz 5:30-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. Artwork by students from Albemarle County Public Schools in celebration of “Youth Art Month” in the CitySpace Gallery. Works on paper by Janet Pearlman on display in the Piedmont Council for the Arts office. 5:30-7pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “The Long View,” paintings made in plein air by Barbara Albert. 6-8pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “A.I. Miller,” featuring works in ink inspired by his graphic novel and “Rose Guterback,” featuring 3D works in paper collages utilizing books and book pages.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library 201 East Market St. “Virginia Openings,” calligraphic renderings by local artist Terry Coffey. 5:30-7pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “We Bury Our Own,” a series of photographs and video works by artist Christian Thompson. 5:30-7:30pm.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Art-i-facts,” a show of prints by Anne Chesnut. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Local 824 Hinton Ave. “Carrot, Kale, Leek” featuring botanical illustrations in watercolor by Lara Call Gastinger.
Manu Propria Photographic Studio 609 E. Market St, Ste. 210. Platinum and palladium prints by Richard Pippin. 5:30-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Simply Flowing,” clay and metal works by Cri Kars-Marshall in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery. “Sculpture & Paintings” by Frederic Crist and Renee Balfour in the the Lower Hall Galleries. “Charlottesville in 2 Dimensions,” an exhibit curated by ArtInPlace in the Upstairs Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Milli Joe Coffee 400 Preston Ave #150. “Color & Space,” a combined show featuring mixed media by Lauren McQuiston and acrylic on glass by Todd Starbuck. 5:30-7pm.
OpenGrounds Corner Studio 1400 University Ave. A group exhibit sponsored by the Student Hip-Hop Organization at UVA
Random Row Books 315 West Main St. “ACRJ Inmate Art,” oil paintings by artists/Inmates from within the walls of our ACRJ Jail. 5:30-8pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “The Stand (Possessing Powers)” a project by Lily Cox-Richard. Videos by Joey Fauerso are on display in the Dové Gallery. 6-7:30pm. Artist Talk at 6:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 West Main St. “Spring Tones” a show of paintings and drawings by Joanne Coleman, Trilbie Knapp, and Edward Mochel. 6-8pm.
Telegraph 110 4th St NE. “Monstrous,” a group exhibit of screenprinted posters from the brand-new boutique and gallery.
Top Knot Studios 103 5th St SE. Photographs and digital art by Robert Fehnel. 5-7pm.
The Virginia Arts of the Book Center 2125 Ivy Road, Suite 5. “The Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, MIMB II,” a traveling exhibition that will be featuring “object-books” done by 86 visual artists. 10am-6pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Behind Pillars of Smoke,” features new paintings by Matt Kleberg. 5-7pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “Color Fields,” oil paintings by Jane Schmidt.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Edge of Reality,” featuring pen and ink drawings by Chris Butler and encaustic paintings by Jeannine Regan. 5:30-7:30pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Lost and Found,” a show of found objects by Sam Pagni.
Jefferson-Madison Region Library 201 East Market St. “The Photography of Ed Roseberry,” a slideshow presentation of photographic works of Charlottesville from 1940’s to 1970’s. 3pm.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW “Jefferson Pinder: Civic Meditations,” is a series of video work that begins with Passive/Resistance (2008).
King Family Vineyards “Out and About: Plein Air Paintings of Albemarle County,” paintings made in plein air of Albemarle County by Meg West.
UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art 155 Rugby Rd. “Becoming the Butterfly: Landscapes of James McNeill Whistler,” featuring Whistler’s etchings and lithographs from the late 1850s; “STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time,” featuring work by the contemporary artist Suzanne McClelland; “Corot to Cézanne,” featuring French drawings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; “Traces of the Hand: Master Drawings from the Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman.”
UVA’s Ruffin Gallery 179 Culbreth Rd. “Terrestrial Transmissions,” an exhibition of recent videos by artists who play with the tropes of science fiction in relation to femininity.
PVCC Gallery 501 College Dr., located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. A photography exhibit featuring photographs by Tom Cogill in the North Gallery and a group show entitled “Phoning It In” in the South Gallery.
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