February First Fridays Guide

Crozet artist Minal Mistry's woodwork is on display at C'ville Arts Cooperative Gallery during February. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto Crozet artist Minal Mistry’s woodwork is on display at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery during February. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Crozet natives Kathleen and Minal Mistry get close to nature in their duo show “Wood and Wings” at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery. Kathleen pairs colorful bird paintings with mixed metal jewelry such as pendants displaying miniature versions of her aviary artwork. Meanwhile, Minal’s woodwork upcycles industrial products like pallets and construction waste to become one-of-a-kind furnishings. The twosome’s works capture Virginia’s natural heritage through vibrant paints and both reclaimed and unprocessed woods.

Free, 6pm. C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 972-9500.


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.

First Fridays: February 6, 2015.

BON Cafe 100 W. South St., Ste. 1D. “Paintings and Collages,” featuring works by Nym Pedersen. 5-7pm.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Wood and Wings,” featuring paintings, jewelry, and woodwork by Kathleen and Minal Mistry. 6-8pm.

CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Vortex 2015,” featuring UVA School of Architecture student projects from an annual design-based contest. 5:30-7:30pm.

Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Sentiments of Mine,” featuring acrylic, watercolor and ink works by Judith Ely. 5:30-7pm.

Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolftrap Rd. “Selections 2015,” featuring work by Pam Black, Peyton Hurt Millikan, Kris Iden, Ann Lyne, David Summers, Theo van Groll and Sanjay Vora. 5:30-7:30pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Figure Drawing: Theme and Variation” in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Privacy in America – A Group Show” in the Lower Hall North Gallery; “Frank Riccio, 1958-2014” in the Lower Hall South Gallery; “Art Reach,” featuring children’s art and celebrating community, diversity and creative self-expression and includes over 60 paintings and mosaics in the Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.

Mudhouse Downtown 213 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Volando el Bosque,” featuring photography by Jesus Pino. 7am-11pm.

New Dominion Bookshop 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “A Decade of Drawing–Small Works,” featuring pastel drawings by Nancy Galloway. 5:30-7pm.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “The Conqueror,” featuring sculpture, letterpress prints and video by Yeni Mao. 5:30-7:30pm.

Vinegar Hill Cafe 233 Fourth St. NW. “Group Black & White Photo Exhibit,” featuring photography by Bill Mauzy, Brian Komatz and MB Celella. 5:30-7:30pm.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. Pastel and oil paints works by Julia Lesnichy. 5:30-7:30pm.

WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 Water St. “Elements,” featuring encaustic works by Amanda Smith. 5-7pm.


Albemarle County Courthouse 501 Jefferson St. “Courthouse Art Exhibit,” featuring watercolor, acrylic and mixed medium works by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild.

Chroma Projects 107 Vincennes Rd. “Books, being as buildings; Buildings, being as books,” featuring paintings by Warren Boeschenstein, Richard Crozier and Ephraim Rubenstein, with a reception on Sunday, February 8, 3:30-5:30pm.

Focus Contemporary Art 385 Valley St., Scottsville. “New work by studio artists,” featuring mixed media sculptures, works on paper and oil paintings by Michelle Gagliano, Robert Strini and Linda Wachtmeister, with a reception on Thursday, February 12, 6-8pm.

Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Lucian Freud Etchings” and “Figures for the Soul.”

Hot Cakes 1137-A Emmet St. Watercolor works by adult students of Lee Alter. February 15 – March 28.

IX Art Park 963 2nd St. SE “Cardinal on the Wall of Wishes,” featuring a wall mural by Ollie Gillard.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Art and Country” and “New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press.”

Pigment 1229 Harris St. “Paintings by Dave Moore,” featuring mixed media works by Dave Moore, with a reception Saturday, February 14, 4-6pm.

Unitarian Church 717 Rugby Rd. “New Beginnings,” featuring works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, photo, ink and graphite and pastel by members of the BozART Group.


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