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: January 2, 2014.
Batesville Market 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. “Locals,” featuring photo portraits by Rich Tarbell. 4-6pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Transcending Material,” featuring sculptural and functional work by Marti Mocahbee and Phillip Nolley in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “New Members Show,” featuring the work of McGuffey’s 18 newest members in the Lower and Upper Hall galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. “The Heart of Home: A Treasure Chest of Memories,” featuring oil on canvas by Randy Baskerville. 6-8pm.
C’ville Arts 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “The Studio Sale,” featuring the work of several local member artists.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Crescent Hall Quilters,” featuring handmade quilts by the Crescent Hall Quilters group, through January 16.
Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Art at the 9: The Holiday Show,” featuring oil and watercolor paintings by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Society.
Focus Contemporary Art 385 Valley St., Scottsville. “Ongoing Exhibition by Gallery Artists,” featuring works by Robert Strini, Linda Wachtmeister and Michelle Gagliano.
HotCakes 1137 Emmet St. N. “Impressionist Landscapes and Still Life,” featuring the work of Julia Lesnichy.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Art and Country,” featuring a selection of works from the permanent collection.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Twenty!” featuring over 30 artists celebrating the gallery’s 20th anniversary with a reception on Friday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Mudhouse 213 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Volando El Bosque,” featuring photography by Jesus Pino.
Pigment 1229 Harris St. “Pleasant Days,” featuring mixed media paintings by Jim Calhoun with a reception on Saturday, January 10, 4-6pm.
Robertson Hall McIntire School of Commerce, UVA. “50+ Works by Russ Warren,” featuring paintings in acrylic and oil crayon with a reception on Thursday, January 22, 4:30pm – 7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Portraits of Yemaya,” featuring photography, painting and installation by Arturo Lindsay.
The Garage 100 Jefferson St. “Here and There,” featuring multimedia works by Victoria Long and Roger Williams with a reception on Friday, January 9, 5-7pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “BozArt Gallery Member Show” with a reception on Sunday, January 4, 12:30-2:30pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 3rd St. NE “Small Works for the Holidays,” featuring local artists Nancy Bass, Elizabeth Geiger, John Grant, Tim Michel, Priscilla Whitlcok, John Younger and many others.
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 Water St. “New City Artist Exchange,” featuring original works from 17 Charlottesville-based artists, with a reception on Friday, January 9, 5-7pm.