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: October 3, 2014.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “Rising Stars,” a celebration of local high school students who excel in the arts, and artwork from Mara Sprafkin in the PCA office. 5-7:30pm.
C’Ville Arts 118 East Main St. “Creations from my Head and Heart,” works by Diane S. Goodbar. 6-8pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. Watercolors by Lois Kennensohn. 5:30-7pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Paintings of Charlottesville,” works by Edwards Thomas. 5-8pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “The Artisans Studio Tour 20th Anniversary Show” in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Stand Still,” encaustic collage by Lindsey Oberg in the Lower South Hall Gallery; “Moody Blooms and Swinging Moods,” ink on paper works by Kathy Plunket Versluys in the Lower North Hall Gallery; “Teachers and Students,” a show of artwork by McGuffey teachers and their students in the Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
New Dominion Bookstore 404 East Main Street “Costa Rica: Faces in the Jungle,” works by Bob Anderson. 5:30-7pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “You Are Surrounded,” featuring four Virginia artists Warren Craghead, Cynthia Henebry, Heide Trepanier, and Sarah Boyts Yoder. 5-7:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Landscapes,” oil on canvas by Randy Baskerville. 5-7pm.
Vinegar Hill Café at the Jefferson School City Center 233 Fourth Street NW. Group black & white photos by Jennifer Davis, Keith Williams, and others. 5:30-7:30pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Life in Virginia,” the works of Matalie Deane. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “What is This Place?” paintings by Joy Meyer. 5-7pm.
City Clay 700 Harris St. Suite 104. “The Journey,” works by Stephen Palmer, with a reception on October 10, 5-7pm.
Contemporary Gallery at the Jefferson School City Center 233 Fourth Street NW. “Black Stories,” drawings by Frank Walker.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Realms of Earth and Sky,” “The Lyrical Line,” “Postwar British Prints,” “Vinland.”
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Art and Country,” a selection of works from the permanent collection.
Miller School of Albemarle 1000 Samuel Miller Loop. “En plein air,” area artists and photographers inspired by the school’s scenery at its annual open weekend.
Mudhouse 213 W. Main St. Paintings by Katy Jones.
Pigment 1229 Harris St. #13 “Melding,” paintings by Susan Northington.
Pink Warehouse 106 West South Street. Etchings and paintings by Tom Tartaglino.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center 122 South Wayne Avenue Waynesboro “More or Less: A Report from the Studio,” with a reception on Saturday, October 4, 6-8pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. Fiber art by Laurel Moore, with a reception on Sunday, October 5 at 12:30pm.
V. Earl Dickson Building at PVCC 501 College Dr. “Annual Faculty Exhibition” and “Under the Influence” showcasing new works by art faculty members.