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: May 2, 2014.
Angelo 220 East Main St. “Landscape Sketches,” paintings by John A. Hancock. 5-7:30pm.
BON 100 W South St. Open house and art workshop. 5:30pm. $5.
BOUTIQUE Boutique & The Shoe Store Next Door 411 East Main St. “The Art of Private Devotion” and “The Roadside Art by R.A. Miller.” 5-7pm.
BozART Gallery 211 West Main St. “Great Things in Small Packages,” group exhibit by Matalie Deane, Julia Kindred and Virginia Ashby. 6-8pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Wood Ear,” photography and sound installation by Peter Traub. 5-8pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Artquest,” artwork from the Charlottesville City School students and artwork by Michelle Regine in the PCA office. 5:30-7pm.
C’Ville Arts 118 E. Main Street. “Playful Paper Creations” by Joanne Frazier. 6-8pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Under the Big Top,” mixed media works by Kristin Rexter. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Gather Gatherer,” an exhibit of silkscreen plywood collage by Travis Robertson. 5-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Ghosts of Logic,” multi-layered mixed media works by Ed Dolinger in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Local Color,” a collaborative art show celebrating Charlottesville’s full spectrum of characters by 18 local artists in the Lower Hall Galleries; Artwork from 9 regional High Schools in the Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Wax Lines,” sculptures by Mary Early. 5:30-7:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Abstract Impressionist Paintings,” featuring acrylic paintings by Karina Bell. 6-8pm.
Telegraph 110 4th St. NE. “Prince Tribute Show” with screenprint posters by Michael DeForge, Sam McKenzie, Natali Martinez, Ming Doyle, and Kali Ciesemier. 5-10pm.
Top Knot Studio 103 5th Street SE. “Form and Freedom, Order and Chaos,” works by Wolfgang Hermann. 5-10pm.
Vinegar Hill Cafe at Jefferson School City Center 233 Fourth Street NW. Photographs of Charlottesville’s linen building by June Collmer. 5:30-7pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Rhythm and Motion” by Joseph Holston. 6-8pm.
WriterHouse “Scratching the Surface: The Art of Printmaking,” a group printmaking exhibition. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “A Take on Spring,” oil paintings by Isabelle Abbot. 5-7pm.
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society 200 Second Street NE. “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History.”
“Creperie Gallery” at The Flat 111 Water St. E. Recent paintings by Randy Smith.
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.”
Green House Coffee 1260 Crozet Ave, Crozet. “Talking Landscapes,” oil paintings by Julia Kindred.
Hot Cakes 1137 Emmet Street N. “Vernal,” photographs of local native wildflowers by Bill Mauzy.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St. “Art History Remix,” paintings by Earl Gordon. Opening reception May 11, 6pm.
Kiernan Gallery 1709 Old Forge Rd. Photographs by John Grant, presented in the artist’s garden and studio. Opening on May 3, 6pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “having-been-there” by Nici Cumpston.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road. “Still Life and Other Subjects,” paintings by Trisha Orr. Opening May 16, 5:30.
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center 1400 Melbourne Rd. “Charlottesville High School Faculty Art Exhibit.”
Piedmont Virginia Community College V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. Student art exhibition.
Pigment 1229 Harris St. #13. “Summer Colors,” mixed media works by Sarah Boyts Yoder. Opening reception May 10, 4-6pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “Marriage, Love and Weddings” by Wendy Repass. Opening reception May 4, noon.