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.
BozArt Gallery 211 W. Main St. “Yesterday Today,” plein air paintings by Cindy Ferreira. 5:30-8:30pm.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Three Wishes … Come True,” a multi-media exhibit with collage, film, music, and photography by Christopher Hlad. 6-8pm.
City Clay 301 W. Main St. “Global Color: A Year of Solo Travel,” an installation about people, clothing, and travel by artist Annie Temmink, plus a weaving demonstration by the Women’s Craft Cooperative of the International Rescue Committee. 5:30-7pm
Chroma Projects 201 2nd St. NW. “Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces,” paintings and sculptures by Ray Kass and John Ruppert in the Front Gallery, “Entropy,” an installation piece by Leigh Ann Chambers in the Passage Gallery, and “Passenger,” photographs by Stacy Evans in the Black Box Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.
CitySpace Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. “2012 Rising Star Celebration,” photographs, paintings, and other original artwork by local high school students. 5-7pm.
Community 315 West Main St. A pop-up artist collective space created to give the Charlottesville community a taste of what is up-and-coming in art and design. 6-9pm.
Fellinis #9 200 W. Market St. “A Piedmont Perspective,” by Michael Marino. 5:30-7pm.
The Garage 250 First Street. “GR1ND1N’ 434,” featuring screen-prints by Thomas Dean. 5-8pm.
The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “A Small Section of the Universe,” paintings by Chris Butler. 5-9pm.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolftrap Rd. “Collage: Earl Staley and Russ Warren.” 3-5pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 2nd St. NW. “A Thousand Hills: An Exhibition of Rwandan Art” mixed-media visual art by Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza. 5:30-7:30pm.
Mudhouse 213 W. Main St. “Experiments,” by Ken Horne. 6-8pm.
Second Street Gallery 418 E. Main St. “Pictures for Artificial Intelligence,” drawings by Michael Zachary. 5:30-7:30pm with an artist talk at 6:30pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 3rd St. NE. “Perspectives in Balance,” paintings by Andras Bality and Susan Spies. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Study Gallery 216 West Water St. “Hiding in Plain Sight,” drawings by Kaki Dimock. 5-7pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Focus Found: The Art of Carrie Payne Miller.” 5:30-7:30pm.
Albemarle County Courthouse 501 E. Jefferson St. 974-6372. “Botanical,” group show by members of Central Virginia Watercolor Guild.
Cavalier Inn Art Gallery 105 Emmett St. 974-6372. “Across the United States,” by Ruby Canody.
FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. SW. “The Wood Show” and “John Whitehead: A Retrospective of Works in Oil and Watercolor” on display.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Drive. “What They Wanted,” an exhibition by Melbourne-based artist Yhonnie Scarce. 10am-4pm.
UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art 155 Rugby Rd. 924-3592. “Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese ink paintings from the 16-21st centuries,” “Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction,””Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott,” and “The Valley of the Shadow: American Landscape in the time of the Civil War.” Noon-5pm.
Check out PCA’s Google Map of local galleries and cultural hotspots to plan your visit.
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