Richard Freeman is one of Virginia’s little-known art institutions. His frame shop sat stalwartly on the Corner for most of the last century, after opening under print-loving Paul Victorius’ ownership in the late 1930s. When the ’60s rolled around, Victorius took notice of Freeman, a former naval officer running a small art gallery in the Carytown area of Richmond, and the pair’s partnership flourished. Now, Freeman-Victorius is a family business with new digs on West Main Street, and it finally has room to showcase Freeman’s own work—a set of richly saturated acrylic paintings with the occasional collage thrown in.
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 email@example.com.
First Fridays: June 5, 2015
Albemarle Cabinet Company 309 E. Water St. An exhibit of photography by Jyoti Sackett. 5-7pm.
Bank of America Building 306 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “The Beats,” featuring photographs by Larry Fink as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5:30-7:30pm.
City Clay 700 Harris St., Ste. 104. “Student Show,” featuring works by City Clay students. 5:30-7pm.
C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “A Colorful Touch of Glass,” featuring stained glass art by Michael Crabill. 6-8pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Blue Ridge Art Guild Summer Opening,” featuring oil and acrylic paintings by the Blue Ridge Art Guild. 5:30-7pm.
Former Oculus Space 114 Third St. NE. “Estuary, photographic work by Vincent J. Musi as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5:30-7:30pm.
Freeman Victorius Gallery 507 W. Main St. “Murmuration of Orbs,” featuring acrylic painting by Richard B. Freeman. 5-8pm.
The Garage 250 N. First St. “Monica Haller & The Veterans Book Project,” featuring photographs by Monica Haller as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5:30-7:30pm.
The Haven 112 Market St. “The Sporting Life,” featuring photographs by Walter Iooss as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5:30-7:30pm.
Investment Management of Virginia (IMVA) Salon 200 Sixth St. NE. “Ann Lyne: Highlights in Gesture & Line,” featuring paintings and drawings by Ann Lyne, presented by Les Yeux du Monde. 5-7pm.
Jefferson Madison Regional Central Library 201 E. Market St. “Works by Blue Ridge Young Birders Club,” featuring color photographs by various young local birders. 5:30-7pm.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood,” featuring photographs by Zun Lee. Artist talk and reception, 6pm.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Russ Warren: Zaragoza,” featuring triptychs by Russ Warren. 1-5pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “No Filter,” featuring photographs by David Alan Harvey as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5:30-7:30pm.
Milli Joe Coffee 400 Preston Ave. An exhibition of pen and ink, and acrylic prints by Jack Graves III. 4-6pm.
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Landscape and Weather,” featuring photographs by Elise Sokolowski, presented by New City Arts. 5-7pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Songbook,” featuring photographs by Alec Soth as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 6-7:30pm with a talk by LOOK3 at 6:30pm.
Southern Cities Studio 214 W. Water St. “American Dream: Greta Pratt and Gordon Stettinius,” featuring a photographic essay interpreting the promotion of patriotic attitudes involving both corporate and personal backgrounds, presented in conjunction with Chroma Projects Laboratory. 5:30-7:30pm.
Tavola 826 Hinton Ave. An exhibit featuring the steel sculpture of Lily Erb. 6-8pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 103 Third St. NE. “Pictures of the Year International,” featuring photographs as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph.
Art on the Trax 5784 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “American Skin,” featuring work by Nym Pedersen, with a reception on June 13, 4-6pm.
Beck Cohen Building 215 Avon St., 3rd floor “Kool Show: An installation uniting photography and sculpture,” featuring works by Zachary Concepcion and Theo Mullen, with a reception on June 12, 6-9pm.
Champion Brewing Company 324 Sixth St. SE “Moonlight Silhouettes,” featuring photographs by Rich Tarbell.
Derriere de Soie 105 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Immersed: Fear and Struggle,” featuring photographs by Meredith Coe, with a reception on June 11, 5:30-8:30pm.
Downtown Mall East Main Street. “The Smaller Majority,” featuring large-scale photographs by entomologist Piotr Naskrecki, suspended high in the trees, as part of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph.
Focus Contemporary Art 385 Valley St., Scottsville. An exhibit of new work by Robert Strini, through June 13.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Figures for the Soul, Rotation II” and “Innocence and Experience: Childhood in Art”
Freedom of Speech Monument East Main Street, Downtown Mall. “Love, Life, and Loss,” featuring photographs about black LGBY visibility by Zanele Muholi, as part of the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph.
Hot Cakes 1137 Emmet St. N. Works by Roni Toporovski until June 13. Works by Laura Richards after June 14.
JMRL Northside Library 705 W. Rio Rd. “Visible Poems,” featuring new collages by Karen Whitehill.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Brothers,” featuring photographs by Tony Albert and “Art in Country,” featuring works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection.
Lynne Goldman Elements 407 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Gardens at First Light,” featuring photographs by Stacy Bass.
New Dominion Bookshop 404 E Main St., Downtown Mall. “Considering Adoption,” featuring photographs by Mary Motley Kalergis.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Aerials Across America,” featuring mixed media works by Remmi Franklin.
Summit Square Retirement Center 501 Oak Ave., Waynesboro. An exhibit of paintings by nine members of the BozART Group.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. An exhibit featuring the oil paintings of Randy Baskerville.
University of Virginia Hospital Main Atrium “Merging the Art and Science of Photography,” featuring photographs by James A. Marshall.