Annie Temmink is a woman of many creative talents. She is a hat and costume maker, an illustrator and an improvisational dancer. Her visually spectacular hat designs from the past year reflect a multitude of cultural influences, stemming from the work Temmink has done with craftspeople in Indonesia, Japan, India, Uganda and Tanzania. “I drew the spaces I wished I could inhabit,” she says of her process. “I dreamt with my fingers.” Her wearables vary in material from fabric to paper and even plants.
Annie Temmink’s “Hat Shapes” exhibit opens on May 6 at the WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays: May 6
C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E Main St. “Striking Metal,” featuring sterling and gemstone jewelry by Gillian Ruffa. 6-8pm.
The Garage 100 E Jefferson St. “Twin Eyes,” featuring mixed media paintings and ephemera by Bridget Bailey. 5-7pm.
FF Graves International Art 306 E. Jefferson St. “Roy Lichtenstein & Company,” featuring drypoint etchings, screen prints and lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Erté, Jacques Villon, Jim Dine, John Chamberlain, Paul César Helleu, John James Audubon, Philip Pearlstein, Richard Merkin, Pierre Bonnard and Edgar Degas. 5-8pm.
Loft at Freeman Victorious Gallery 507 W Main St. “Look What the Cat Dragged In,” featuring geometric acrylic paintings by Doug Gray. 5-8pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St,. NW. “Farfetched Conclusions,” featuring paper and digital collages by Charles W. Peale in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, “Raptor,” featuring oil paintings by Cynthia Burke and “Bicoastal,” featuring watercolors by Salena Hitzeman in the Lower Halls and the “Annual High School Show,” featuring selected student works from area high schools in the Upper Halls. 5:30-7:30pm.
Metal Inc. 1304 E. Market Ste. G. An exhibit featuring metal works by Lily Erb. 6-9pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St., SE. “A Golden State: Four Artists from Los Angeles,” featuring mural and graffiti art by Paul Nandee, Asylm, Alex Kizu and Brian Garcia. 5:30-7:30pm.
Skipping River Gallery 103 B Free Bridge Ln. An exhibit featuring original oils by Kimberly Anne Johnson, including seascapes, landscapes and horses. 5-8pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 West Main St. “Fruits and Fields,” oil paintings by Abby Ober Laible. 6-8pm.
Top Knot Studio 103 Fifth St. SE. “Abstracts,” featuring works by Sarah Trundle. 5pm.
Welcome Gallery @ New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “Flower, Til Death Do We Part,” featuring prints and paintings by Hannah Barefoot. 5-7:30pm.
WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. C102. “Hat Shapes,” featuring handmade hats and drawings by Annie Temmink. 5-7pm.
Yellow Cardinal Gallery 301 E. Market St. “3 Women 3,” featuring recent works in oil and mixed media by Yasmin Bussière, Lizzie Peters Dudley and Jane Goodman. 4pm.
Chroma Projects Gallery 853 W. Main St., Ste. 301. “A Consideration of Bees,” a group exhibition featuring works by various artists.
The Fralin Museum at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “Struggle…From the History of the American People,” featuring paintings by Jacob Lawrence; “Richard Serra: Prints,” from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation; “Fish and Fowl,” featuring sculptures, paintings, and prints; “Casting Shadows: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” featuring the FUNd, and “Icons,” by Andy Warhol.
Ix Art Park 522 Second St. SE. “Goddesses,” featuring mixed media works by Beatrix Ost. 5:30-10pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art 400 Worrell Dr. “Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River,” featuring acrylic paintings by Loongkoonan, with a reception on Friday, May 13 at 5:30pm.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Felt Light,” featuring oil paintings by David Summers.
Mi Ossa 134 Tenth St. NW. “May Days,” featuring handmade leather, jewelry and textiles for sale to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia. May 2-7, 10am-3pm.