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: May 1, 2015.
City Clay 700 Harris St. Suite 104 “Forms & Texture in BLACK and WHITE,” featuring works by Ted Sutherland, AIA ACHA (emeritus). 5:30-7pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “ArtQuest Program Exhibit,” featuring works by gifted and talented Charlottesville City Schools students grades 5 to 12. 5:30-7:30pm.
C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Perfect Vessels,” featuring fused glass works by Mary Ellen Larkins. 6-8pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Felt with the Eyes,” featuring acrylic and pen and ink works by Jack Graves III. 5:30-7pm
Light House Studio 121 E. Water Street. “Film Interactive,” featuring family-friendly activities including an animation station and a silent film screening. 5-7pm.
Lynne Goldman Elements 407 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. An exhibit of vitreous enamel on three-dimensional copper representing the pollination process by Charlene Cross. 5:30-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Shack City,” featuring works by Bolanle Adeboye and “Choose Your Own Adventure,” featuring works by Polly Breckenridge, in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Out There,” featuring pastel works by Nancy Galloway in the Lower Hall North Gallery; “Staying on the Brink,” featuring sculpture, painting and mixed media works by Nina Burke and a. faith in the Lower Hall South Gallery; “High School Art Show,” featuring work from eight local area high schools in the Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
New Dominion Bookshop 404 E. Main St. “Travel’s Unexpected Moments and Other Recent Oils and Pastels,” featuring works by Shamim Sisson. 5:30-7pm.
Old Metropolitan Hall 101 E. Main St. “Secrets of Montpelier,” featuring the work of advanced digital photographers participating in a one-of-a-kind photography course designed by Montpelier in partnership with the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies. 5-8pm.
Omni Hotel 212 Ridge McIntire Rd. “Mechanics of Consciousness,” featuring oil paintings by Dylan Korelich. 5-9pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Off the Chain: American Art Unfettered,” featuring oil on canvas works by Amy Sherald. 6-7:30pm, with artist talk at 6:30pm.
Southern Cities Studio 214 W. Water St. “The Five,” featuring works by Bill Atwood, Michael Bednar, George Beller, Warren Boeschenstein and Nina Ozbey. 8am-8pm.
The Loft at Freeman-Victorius 507 W. Main St. “Artful Design,” featuring abstract and surrealist works by Jack Graves III. 5-8pm.\
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “New Sincerity,” featuring mixed media works by Victoria Long, presented by New City Arts. 5-7pm.
Albemarle County Courthouse 501 Jefferson St. “Judged Watercolor Show,” featuring works by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild.
Cavalier Inn 105 N. Emmet St. “Wild Birds,” featuring watercolors by Irene Perry.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “The Body in Motion,” “A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825,” and “What is a Line?”
Hot Cakes 1137 Emmet St. N. “Plein Air Landscapes,” featuring works by Julia Kindred.
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW “Vinegar Hill 1963: Life in the Neighborhood,” featuring photography by Gundars Osvalds.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press,” and “Art and Country.”
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Zaragoza,” featuring triptychs by Russ Warren, with a reception on Friday, May 8, 5:30-7:30pm.
Northside Library 705 W. Rio Rd. “Moments in Time,” featuring plein air paintings of the Virginia countryside by Julia Kindred.
The Garage 250 N. First St. “A Single Jumpy Heart,” featuring mixed media works by Sarah Boyts Yoder, with a reception on Friday, April 10, 5-7pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. An exhibit featuring the melted crayon work of Sara Gondwe.