Contemporary artist Susan Northington specializes in capturing her Central Virginia surroundings in exaltations of personal expression. Her abstract interpretations of the Blue Ridge Mountains and flat horizon lines aim to evoke the emotion of a place, rather than the physical reality of location. Northington’s works are currently included in the McGuffey Art Center’s collaborative exhibit “Anew,” which features images of the garden from local artists’ perspectives. Over 20 artists are participating in the show and all of their entry fees benefit the City Schoolyard Garden.
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: April 3, 2015.
The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “No More Violence: A Community In Recovery and the Struggle For Safety,” featuring a cohesive mud stencil composed of stencils made by community members and another stencil tracing sexual assault back to the era of Thomas Jefferson. 5:30-8pm.
City Clay 700 Harris St. Suite 104. “Out of the Heart and Into the Fire,” featuring wood fired pottery by Kevin Crowe. 5-7pm with an artist talk at 6pm.
C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 East Main St. “A Candle in the Darkness,” featuring artwork by Terri St. Cloud. 6-8pm.
JMRL Central Library 201 E. Market St. A mixed media exhibit by Sara Gondwe. 5:30pm.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Constructed Meditations,” featuring works from 1995 to 2015 by Susan Bacik. 1-5pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Keeping It All in the Family: Where Art is in the Genes,” featuring works by resident artists in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery and Upper Galleries; “Anew,” a garden inspired collaborative art show in the Lower Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Regina Miele: Meridians” and “Edward Thomas: Praxinoscopes,” featuring oil, watercolor, ink and charcoal works by Miele and oil paintings in series displayed in turntable praxinoscopes by Thomas. 6-7:30pm with artist talk at 6:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Springtime at Spring Street,” featuring oil on canvas works by Abby Ober Liable. 6-8pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Arts Fusion: The Power of Creativity in Dementia Care,” organized by the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 5:30-7:30pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Art and Music: Above and Beyond,” featuring works by Lee Alter and students, with a reception and live music on Wednesday, April 1, 6-8pm.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “What is a Line?,” featuring a voter-chosen collection of works, and “The Body in Motion,” featuring an intern-curated collection of 20th century photography, with a reception on Friday, April 24, 5:30-7:30pm.
Hot Cakes 1137 Emmet St. N. “Romance of the Sea,” featuring acrylic landscapes by Nanette Morrison.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press,” and “Art and Country.”
Loving Cup Vineyard 3340 Sutherland Rd., North Garden. “Moments in Time,” featuring oil works by Julia Kindred, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 5:30-7:30pm.
Oakhurst Inn 100 Oakhurst Circle. An exhibit of contemporary figure paintings by Jeffrey Stockberger, with a reception on Thursday, April 2, 6-8pm.
PCA Office Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. Work by PCA member artist Eve Watters, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 5:30-7:30pm.
Southern Cities Studio 214 W. Water St. “The Five,” featuring work by Bill Atwood, Michael Bednar, George Beller, Warren Boeschenstein and Nina Ozbey, opening April 27.
The Garage 100 E. Jefferson St. “Moonlight Silhouettes,” featuring photographs by Rich Tarbell in collaboration with circus performers Stephanie Helvin and Mallory Paige, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 5-7pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. A retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Bennett Curtis, with a reception on Sunday, April 5, 12:30pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 3rd St. NE “Around Town,” featuring oil paintings by Elaine Lisle, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 6-8pm.
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Line & Color: A Willco Studios Collaborative Show,” featuring oil and mixed media paintings, works on paper, gouache on claybord and sumi ink on paper by Stephanie Fishwick, Ken Horne and Cate West Zahl, presented by New City Arts, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 5-7pm.
Yellow Cardinal Gallery 301 E. Market St. “Duet: Landscapes Real and Imagined,” featuring new works by Krista Townsend and J.M. Henry.