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.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Banner Days,” by Tom Hughes and a talk by Belfast-based artist Johanna Leech. 7-9pm.
Chroma Projects 418 E. Main St. “The Forests” by Jean Peacock in the Front Gallery, “Cahier Memoire” by Lillian Fitzgerald in the Passage Gallery, “Man With a Cello” by Blake Hurt in the Black Box. There will be music by Judith Shatin. 5:30-7:30pm.
City Clay 700 Harris St #104. “Sculptural Clay Vessels” by Ted Sutherland featuring slab-built stoneware. 5:00-7:00pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “2013 Rising Star Awards,” an exhibit featuring the accomplishments of talented area high school art students. 5-7pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Dancing in the Sun,” featuring batik painting by Lisa O. Woods. 6-8pm.
Eloise 505 W. Main St. Local artist Max Olivas will showcase his latest work. 5-7pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. “Shooting Stars of Jazz” photography by John Wright. 5:30-7pm.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “Tiny Lights,” recent acrylic paintings by Jesse Meehan. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. An exhibit by Clay Witt. 5-7:30pm.
The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “These Things Happen” by Kimberlyn Penrose. 7-10pm.
Les Fabriques 206 E. Water St. New oil paintings by Ron Martin. 5-7pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Glass. Metal. Fire” by Charlene Cross and “Colorscapes” by Etta Harmon Levin in the Susan B. Smith Gallery. Art With A Mission presents 100 paintings by Rwandan children in the Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Patina Antiques 1112 E. High St. Paintings and music by Paxson Henderson. 6-8pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “SUPERCLUSTER ARION AND OTHER PHENOMENA” by DM Witman. Reception from 5:30-7:30pm with artist talk at 6:30pm.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St. NE. “Arcana” prints offer different interpretations of iconic cards from Tarot’s Major Arcana. 5-10pm.
The Women’s Intitative 1101 E. High St. “Women Artists: A Retrospective for the Women’s Initative,” featuring 10 local artists works in oil, watercolor, pastel, and encaustic.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Spontaneity,” paintings by Nina Ozbey. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Food: the Stories Beneath,” new photography by Jill Bascom. 5-7pm.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Message in a Bottle,” new photographs by John Grant.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Ansel Adams: A Legacy,” “Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” “In the Shadow of Stalin: The Patterson Family in Painting and Film,” and paintings by Émilie Charmy.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Ngau Gidthal (My Stories),” linoleum and woodblock prints by David Bosun.
Atelier ONE Gallery 1716 Allied St. “Wide Open Spaces,” paintings by Donna Clark.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Untitled” an installation by Hong Seon Jang.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “Fertility,” paintings by Sarah Sweet.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. New paintings by Angela Saxon.
Westminster Canterbury 250 Pantops Mountain Rd. Watercolor paintings by Chee Kludt Ricketts.
Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.
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