Self-taught quilt artist Jane Fellows has always been drawn to fabric and the natural world. After exploring several techniques, Fellows left her nursing practice last year to dedicate herself
fully to quilt-making. “With an eye toward my surroundings and nature, I focused on botanicals and landscapes,” Fellows says of her initial process. “I wanted to challenge myself with an abstract series as well.” In the series, she incorporates repurposed vintage handwork, antique Indian silks and even yo-yos.
Jane Fellows’ New Works in Fabric and Thread quilts exhibit opens on June 3 at The Women’s Initiative.
First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to email@example.com.
First Fridays: June 3
Chroma Pop-Up 853 West Main St. “Iconic Memory: Capturing the Fugitive,” photographs by Binh Danh, Robert Schultz, Anne Savedge and John Grant. 5-7pm.
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Art from Nature,” featuring preserved floral art by Haley Jensen. 6-8pm.
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 Dali, Georges Braque, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Philip Pearlstein, John Chamberlain, Andy Warhol, Gerald Laing, Joan Miro, Josef Albers and more. 5-8pm.
IX Art Park 963 Second St., SE. “To the End of the World: Wet Plates, Panoramas, and Mushrooms,” featuring photographs by Aaron Farrington. 5:30-10pm.
Mudhouse Coffee 213 W. Main St. An exhibit featuring photography by Will May. 6pm.
Neal Guma Fine Art 105 Third St., NE. “Naturata,” featuring photographs by Graciela Iturbide presented by The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St., SE. “Mine Mind,” featuring social and environmental art by Torkwase Dyson and “Sunken City,” featuring photographs by John Trevino. 5:30-7:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “NaturaFlora,” featuring photography by Rob Myers. 6-8pm.
Tenth Street Warehouse 134 10th St., NW. “Adherence,” featuring works by Isabelle Abbot, Sarah Boyts Yoder and Cate West Zahl. 5-7pm.
The Women’s Initiative 1101 East High St. “New Works in Fabric and Thread,” featuring quilt art by Jane Fellows and portraits in oil by Kelly Doyle Oakes. 5:30-7:30pm.
Welcome Gallery at New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “Reality Show,” featuring photographs by Olivia Bee and Doug DuBois in partnership with the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. 5-7:30pm.
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. “Yearnings,” featuring paintings by Jeanette Cohen and photographs by Stacey Evans, curated by Leslie Ava Shaw. 5-7pm.
Art on the Trax 5784 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. An exhibit featuring mixed media prints and fiber art by Jill Jensen, with a reception on Saturday, June 11 at 4pm.
The Fralin Museum at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “Struggle…From the History of the American People,” featuring paintings by Jacob Lawrence; “Fish and Fowl,” featuring sculptures, paintings, and prints; “Casting Shadows: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” featuring the FUNd, “Art Lovers,” featuring a collection of prints and “Icons,” by Andy Warhol.
Hotcakes 1137 Emmet St., N. “Virginia Spring,” featuring oil paintings by Randy Baskerville.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St., NW. “Pride Overcomes Prejudice,” featuring works that represent the history of African Americans from 1865 to 1965 by various artists.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Syria Before the Storm,” featuring photographs by Ed Kashi, with a reception on Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “Blaze of Color,” featuring paintings by the BozART Fine Art Collective, with a reception on Wednesday, June 1 at noon.
Tim O’Kane Open Studio 107 Perry Dr. An open studio and sale featuring oil paintings and matted prints by Tim O’Kane.