First Fridays

First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries. Several spaces offer receptions with wine, cheese and snacks.

Abundant Life Drawings and sketches by Laura Lee Gulledge, 5:30-8:30pm.
Angelo “China: People of the Heartland,” photographs by Sharon Beckman-Brindley, 5:30-7:30pm.
Art Upstairs “Our Fine Furry and Feathered Friends,” oil, graphite, colored pencil and water-color works by Luther Y. Gore, 5:30-7:30pm.
Better Than Television “Portraits, Landscapes and Cityscapes of Chile and Argentina,” digital images by Rachel Signer, 5:30pm.
BozArt Gallery “2D vs. 3D—Two Perspectives,” paintings by Betty Brubach, and photographs by Lillian Baird, 6-9pm.
Café Cubano Oil painting abstracts by Glenn Bangley, 6-9pm.
C & O Paintings by Amy Varner, 5-7pm.
Creature Gallery Photos of wildlife babies and their mothers by Hal Brindley, 6-11pm.
Fellini’s No. 9 Oil paintings by Darrell Rose, 5:30-7:30pm.
Finn & Thatcher Children’s Emporium “Mother and Child,” photographs by Diana Keeton at “Take Kids, See Art” reception, 3pm.
The Gallery at Fifth and Water Paintings by Priscilla Whitlock, 5:30-8pm.
Glo New oil paintings by Cristian Peri, 5-8pm.
Home Contemporary abstract paintings by David Boley, 5-8pm.
Jefferson Theater Backstage “Live Bait,” fashion by Alison Sharpe and new paintings by Allison Sommers, 6-9pm.
Laughing Lion Gallery “Angels in America at Live Arts—a Montage” by Terrence Pratt, 6-8pm.
Les Yeux du Monde “New Paintings,” by John Borden Evans, 5:30-7:30pm.
Luminous New paintings by Nicole Truxell, 5pm.
McGuffey Art Center “H20,” paintings by Rob Browning and Robin Braun and sculpture by Nini Beackstrom; “Not Just a Pretty Face,” digital portraits by Blake Hurt; “Where Cattle Still Graze,” recent paintings by Nancy Bass; “A Year at McGuffey,” fabric collages by Diane Siebels; and “Half Lives & Half Truths,” photographs by Gabriela Bulisova, 5:30-7:30pm.
Migration: A Gallery “Journey Home,” reception features glass artist Reed Slater, photographs by Alan Dehmer and Peter Filene, and more, 5:30-8:30pm.
NaTara Art Gallery “Woodstork,” paintings by Rosemary Sheuchenko, 6:30-8:30pm.
Order from Horder Paintings by Tom Walsh,
Piedmont Virginia Community College Gal-lery “Vessels,” ceramics by Tom Clarkson; “Picture This,” photographs by Rob Garland, Jen Fariello, Anne Holland and Bill Holland, 5-7pm.
Sage Moon Gallery “Rites of Passage,” watercolors by Sharon Hauff, 6-9pm.
Second Street Gallery “Manual,” collaborative film by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet, and “Interrupt,” photographs and found images by Will May, 6-8pm.
Transient Crafters “Shine,” silk scarves, bags and accessories by Rachel Pompano, 6-9pm.