March First Fridays Guide

John Hancock's "Abundance" will be on display at McGuffey. John Hancock’s “Abundance” will be on display at McGuffey.

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

Angelo 220 E. Main St. “New Work: Marsh and Ocean,” paintings by Robin Braun. 5-7:30pm.

Bozart 211 W. Main St. Selected works by Julia Lesnichy. 5:30-7pm.

The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. A preview of the “Habitat City” on display for the public. 5-8pm.

CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Youth Art Month,” featuring artwork by students from Albemarle County Public Schools in the CitySpace Gallery. Artwork by Warren Craghead in the PCA office. 5:30-7pm.

C’Ville Arts 118 E. Main Street. “Adventures in Felting” by Karen Shapcott. 6-8pm.

Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. “da Vinci Meets Warhol” by Jack Graves III. 5:30-7pm.

FIREFISH Gallery 108 Second St. NW. “This is How You Open a Pomegranate,” a collaborative exhibit. 5:30-8pm.

The Garage 250 First St. N. “Scenes from Lake Elster,” photographs by William Connally. 5:30-7:30pm.

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library 201 East Market St. “Landscape as Character,” paintings by Tom Tartaglino. 5-7pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Planets & Plants,” featuring ceramic wall reliefs by Scott Supraner in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Paper: On, Of,” a group exhibit of works on paper in the Lower Hall Galleries; and “Charlottesville In 2 Dimensions: Bridges” in the Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.

Mudhouse 213 W. Main St. “Spring Flowers,” oil on canvas works by Joanna TYKA. 6-8pm.

Patina Antiques 1112 E. High St. 5-7pm.  Oil paintings by Page Peyton.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Expecting Reality,” a photography exhibit organized by guest curator Jon-Phillip Sheridan. 5-7:30pm.

Telegraph 110 Fourth St. NE. “Plastic Memories” featuring prints by Brandon Baker, Caldwell Tanner, Lottie Pencheon, and Penny Candy Studios. 5-10pm.

Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Artista and Elephants,” featuring oil paintings by Lindsley Matthews, acrylic paintings by Beth Hamerschlag, and photographs by Erwin Baumfaulk. 6-8pm.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Tilted,” paintings and drawings by Chris Butler. 5:30-7:30pm.

WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Feast,” an exhibit of food-related artwork as part of the New City Arts Forum. 5-7pm.


Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Jasper Johns: Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation,” “Portraying the Golden Age: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection,” and “Recent Acquisitions.”

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “having-been-there” by Nici Cumpston.

Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road. “Visions of Spring” featuring Elizabeth Bradford, Cary Brown, Lou Jordan, Ann Lyne, John McCarthy, Priscilla Whitlock.

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center 1400 Melbourne Rd. “VSA Art Show” featuring works by more than one hundred local artists with disabilities.

Pigment 1229 Harris St. #13. “Wolf Songs: and other tales from the desert,” featuring mixed media work by Lauren Stangil.

Piedmont Virginia Community College 501 College Dr. “Of Cabbages and Kings,” oil paintings by Cynthia Burke.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “World in Focus” by Jennifer Jamison.