February First Fridays Guide

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See artist, Sharon Zarambo's diverse works on exhibit at the First Fridays Finish event at Ix Art Park. Image: Courtesy of artist See artist, Sharon Zarambo’s diverse works on exhibit at the First Fridays Finish event at Ix Art Park. Image: Courtesy of artist

Artist Sharon Zarambo founded Bellozar Studio in 1987. Though she has explored a range of mediums, she has worked in mixed media for the past eight years. Inspired by the work of surrounding artists, Zarambo has created a number of striking totemic works, along with sculptures and wall art, which reflect a blend of influences. “I want to challenge myself to experiment with materials, take chances and produce something I am proud to share,” she says. See her diverse works on exhibit at the First Fridays Finish event at Ix Art Park.

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 5

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “What’s New,” featuring works in varied media by artists who joined C’ville Arts in 2015. 6-8pm.

Graves International Art 306 E. Jefferson St. “Roy Lichtenstein & Company,” featuring paintings, drawings, watercolors, silkscreens, lithographs, and etchings by Roy Liechtenstein, Sam Francis, Erte, Jacques Villon, Jim Dine, John Chamberlain, Paul Cesar Helleu, Pierre Marie Brisson, John James Audubon, Mark King, Pierre Bonnard, and Edgar Degas. 5-8pm.

The Loft at Freeman-Victorius 507 W. Main St. “Landscapes and Still Lifes,” featuring oil paintings by Randy Baskerville. 5-8pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “LOOPLAB,” featuring mixed media by Stacey Evans and Fenella Belle in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Literary Allusions,” featuring mixed media and textiles by Jill Jenson in the Lower Hall North; “A Walk in the Woods,” featuring fiber art by Jill Kerttula in the Lower Hall South; “Still Life Paintings” by Hina Naeem in the Upper Hall South; and “Women,” featuring contemporary nude drawings by Russell U. Richards in the Upper Hall North. 5:30-7:30pm.

The Paramount Theater 215 E. Main St. “Art Helps Charlottesville Police Help You,” an art auction to benefit the Charlottesville Police Department, presented by Barboursville Fine Arts. 5-7:30pm.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Maps, Planes, and Water Marks,” featuring drawing and painting on paper by Amie Oliver, and “Two Kinds of Luck,” featuring sculpture and video by Liz Rodda. 5:30-7:30pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm.

Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Hollywood,” featuring acrylics and pen works on paper by Phoebe Bugay. 6-8pm.

Top Knot Studio 103 5th St. SE. “The Recovery Series,” featuring works by Wolfgang Hermann. 5-7pm.

Welcome Gallery @ New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “New City Artist Exchange,” featuring prints, photography, works on paper, painting, and sculpture by Alyssa Pheobus Muntaz, Cate West Zahl, Kristen Finn, Ken Horne, Laura Dillon Rogers, Lily Erb, Roger Williams, Ryan Trott, Sarah Boyts Yoder, and Tobiah Mundt. 5-7:30pm.

WriterHouse Gallery 508 Dale Ave. Oil paintings by Hailey Kim. 5:30pm-7:30pm.

WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “At Home and Away,” featuring prints by Anne Chestnut, presented by New City Arts. 5-7pm.

Other Exhibits

CitySpace Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. “Vortex,” featuring sculpture by UVA School of Architecture students, with reception date TBD.

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “Struggle…From the History of the American People,” featuring paintings by Jacob Lawrence; “Richard Serra: Prints,” from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation; “Fish and Fowl,” featuring sculptures, paintings, and prints; “Navajo Weaving: Geometry of the Warp and Weft,” featuring textiles; and “Two Extraordinary Women: The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway and Mary Darby Robinson.”

Ix Art Park 522 Second St. SE. Mixed media works by Sharon Zarambo and Bolanie Adeboye.

Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “The 1963 Danville Civil Rights Movement: The Protests, The People, The Stories,” featuring documentary portraits by Tom Cogill and text panels by Emma Edmunds, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 23 at 6pm.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Being Human,” featuring photography by Bianca Beetson, with a reception on Friday, February 12 at 5:30pm.

Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Visions for 2016,” featuring works by Janet Bruce, Jim Henry, Deborah Kahn, and Martha Saunders.

McIntire School of Commerce at UVA 125 Ruppel Dr. “Encounters,” a retrospective by Tim Michel.

PVCC Gallery 501 College Dr. “Saints & Angels,” featuring watercolors by Trish Crowe, with a reception on Friday, February 12 at 5pm.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. An exhibit of melted crayon paintings by Sara Gondwe, with a reception on Sunday, February 7 at 12:30pm.