First Fridays: September 2

Painter Lou Haney’s exhibit, “Ripe,” opens September 2 at The Garage. Photo by Katelyn Greer Painter Lou Haney’s exhibit, “Ripe,” opens September 2 at The Garage. Photo by Katelyn Greer

“There’s something compelling about taking something small and making it large,” says local artist Lou Haney, whose gouache on yupo paper paintings of larger-than-life fruit at various stages of maturity will hang at The Garage in September. “When an object normally fits in your hand,” she says, you have to reconsider your relationship to it when you see that object blown up and bigger than your head. While looking at an enormous split fig or a gigantic cut strawberry, the viewer must consider many things—exterior seeds, interior cavities, taste memories—and lament the fleeting nature of freshness.

FF The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello Road. “The Blissful Dark,” featuring work by Jack Graves III. 5:30-7:30pm.

FF C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “A Modern Approach to Felt Making,” featuring whimsical felted art by Karen Shapcott. 6-8pm.

FF Chroma Projects Gallery 201 E. Main St. “Realism Unbound: Observation as Narrative,” featuring paintings by John Randall Younger and Elizabeth Crawford. 5-7pm.

The Fralin Museum at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “The Great War: Printmakers of World War I,” featuring prints depicting combat scenes in France and the Near East; “New Acquisitions: Photography,” featuring work from Danny Lyon, Shirin Neshat and Eadweard Muybridge; “Icons,” by Andy Warhol; and “On the Fly,” featuring sculpture by Patrick Dougherty.

Gallerix 522 Second St. SE. “Blue Ridge Landscapes,” featuring acrylic paintings by Laura Wooten. September 3-15.

FF The Garage 250 First St. N. “Ripe,” featuring paintings and drawings by Lou Haney. 5-7pm.

FF Graves International Art 306 E. Jefferson St. “Masters of Contemporary Art,” featuring limited-edition original prints, exhibition posters, stone lithography, drypoint etching and more by Ellsworth Kelly, Salvador Dalí, Georges Braque, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Philip Pearlstein, John Chamberlain, Andy Warhol, Gerald Laing, Joan Miró, Josef Albers and more. 5-8pm.

FF Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Picasso, Lydia and Friends, Vol. III” featuring prints by Pablo Picasso, paintings by Picasso scholar Lydia Gasman and work by William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Sandra Iliescu, David Summers and Russ Warren. 1-5pm.

FF Live Arts 123 E. Water St. “Intermission,” featuring oil paintings and work on paper by Nym Pedersen. 5-7pm.

FF McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Going Beyond the Window,” featuring work from John A. Hancock’s “Shaped Landscape” series in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, and the 25th annual Central Virginia Watercolor Guild exhibition in the Lower and Upper halls. On view through Sunday, October 2.

Northside Library 705 Rio Rd. W. A group exhibit by BozART Fine Art Collective. Through September 30.

FF Old Metropolitan Hall 101 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Pastoral Propaganda,” featuring paintings about small-town life by Melissa Malone. 4-7pm.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center 26 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro. An exhibit featuring the artwork of the BozArt Fine Art Collective. Through October.

FF Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Bitter, Sweet and Tender,” featuring photography, currency, sculpture and textile by Richmond-based artist Sonya Clark. 5:30-7:30pm.

FF Studio IX 963 Second St. SE. “Broken is Beautiful,” featuring acrylic works by Aimee McDavitt. 5-7pm.

FF Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Sea Life,” featuring oil on canvas by Leslie Wade. 6-8pm.

FF Welcome Gallery at New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “I Am A Man,” an exhibit featuring photographs, sculpture, mixed media and paintings by Hank Willis Thomas. 5-7:30pm.

FF WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. “Wasteland,” featuring mixed media work by David Borszich.