November First Fridays Guide

Cary Oliva's show is at Spring Street Boutique through November. Photo: Martyn Kyle Cary Oliva’s show is at Spring Street Boutique through November. Photo: Martyn Kyle
In her non-traditional photography, local artist Cary Oliva manipulates instant film (namely Polaroid) formats to create phantom-like images with textural imperfections and light flares, reminiscent of watercolors. Oliva enjoys working with early art forms and returns to the motif of age often: “I feel like an old soul in general,” she says. “I’d rather buy something old and upcycle it or do something that appreciates the value of what it used to be.” Oliva’s show, “Old is New,” is at Spring Street Boutique through November.
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

First Fridays: November 6

Carpediem 525 Meade Ave. A collection of works by many artists including paintings, mixed media works, artisan jewelry and ceramics. 6-8pm.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Viewpoints,” featuring landscape paintings by Barbara Albert. 6-8pm.

Chroma @ SCS 214 W. Water St. “Galactica,” featuring photography by John Grant. 5-7pm.

CitySpace Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. “20 Years in the Community,” featuring works by BozART Group. 5:30-7:30pm.

Graves International Art 306 E. Jefferson St. “Icons,” featuring works by Jack Graves III. 5-7pm.

Ix Art Park 522 Second St. SE. Mixed media on canvas and wood by Eileen Butler. 5-9pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “building a bower: a dwelling, the inner room,” featuring sculpture and textiles by Rebekah Graves and Jessica Lee in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Wax and Water,” featuring encaustics and watermedia monoprints by Jeannine Barton Regan in the Lower Hall South Gallery; “New Works: Moments of Introspection,” featuring constructed mixed media reliefs by Kurt Kinderman in the Lower Hall North Gallery; and “N.O.W.!,” featuring works by fourth year studio art majors at UVA in the Upper North and South Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.

Mudhouse 213 W.Main St., Downtown Mall. “Children and Adults,” featuring a photography exhibit by June Collmer. 5:30-7:30pm.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Digital Media Gallery,” presented in collaboration with the Virginia Film Festival. 5:30-9pm

Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Old is New New,” featuring works by Cary Oliva. 6-8pm.

Telegraph Art & Comics 110 Fourth St. NE. “Out of Step Arts,” featuring collective works in ink, acrylic and mixed media. 6-9pm.

The Garage 250 N. First St. “Holey Narratives,” featuring abstract paintings by Ken Horne. 5-7pm.

The Loft at Freeman-Victorius 507 W. Main St. “Bretagne France,” featuring gouache by Anne de LaTour Hopper. 5-8pm.

Welcome Gallery @ New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “As Above, So Below,” featuring paintings by Clay Witt. 5-7:30pm.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Passages land and sea,” featuring oil paintings by Deborah Wyatt. 5:30-7pm.

WVTF & Radio IQ Studio Gallery 218 W. Water St. “Taking | Breath,” featuring acrylic paintings on canvas by Brittany Fan, presented by New City Arts. 5-7pm.

Other Exhibits


Albemarle County Courthouse 501 Jefferson St. “Members Watercolor Show,” by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild on display through January 24.

Art on the Trax 5784 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “Soul Windows,” a collection of assemblages and paintings by Marissa Minnerly, with a reception on Saturday, November 14 from 4-6pm.

Cavalier Inn 105 Emmet St. N. “Annual Transparent Watercolor Show,” by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild on display through January 24.

HotCakes 1137 Emmet St. N., Barracks Rd. Shopping Center. “Still Being Still,” featuring still life works by Mary Michaela Murray, with an artist reception on Sunday, November 8 from 3-5pm.

Java Java Cafe 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Locations and Places,” featuring a photography exhibit by June Collmer through November 29.

JMRL Central Library 201 E. Market St. Plein air oil paintings by Julia Lesnichy.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Where the Water Moves, Where It Rests,” featuring eucalyptus bark paintings by Djambawa Marawili AM.

Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road. Works on paper by Lincoln Perry, with an artist lunch on Wednesday, November 4 at noon.

PCA Office Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. An exhibit by Matalie Deane.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Beyond Classification,” featuring photography and video art by Marwa Adel, Mai Al Shazly, Sara Bayoumy, Marwa Benhalim, Hend and Asmaa Elkolaly, Yousria Ghorab, and Nouran Sherif.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center 122 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro. “People and Places,” featuring paintings by Joy E. Tartter, with a reception on Saturday, November 7 at 6pm.

Top Knot Studio 103 Fifth St. SE. An exhibit by Lee Alter with a reception on Friday, November 13 at 5:30pm.

The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “InFocus: The Art of Hair,” featuring photography by Keith Alan Sprouse, with a runway hairstyle exhibition on Saturday, November 14.

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA 155 Rugby Rd. “Collection,” featuring photography by Sol LeWitt; “Struggle…From the History of the American People,” featuring paintings by Jacob Lawrence; and “Cavaliers Collect,” featuring a variety of genres on loan from UVA alumni and friends.

UVA Health System 1215 Lee St. “Energy and Healing,” featuring mixed media by Grace Alexander.

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