Fine Arts

Paxson Henderson at Patina Antiques

October First Fridays Guide

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 arts@c-ville.com. The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Banner Days,” by Tom […]

“Portrait,” 1921 is included in the first U.S. retrospective of Émilie Charmy’s work currently on view at the Fralin.

Émilie Charmy defied convention with her masculine style

Born in 1878 in the town of Saint-Étienne near Lyon, France, Émilie Charmy was groomed for the proper profession of teaching. But Charmy, whom I had never heard of before the Fralin show, had other ideas, taking up painting instead. Initially, she focused on traditional scenes of domestic life in an Impressionist style. But, she […]