October First Fridays Guide

Experience the manifestation of Kelly’s perceptions through her brush at her show, “Sticks & Stones,” which features paintings on reclaimed wood and slate at The Garage. Photo: Martyn Kyle Experience the manifestation of Kelly’s perceptions through her brush at her show, “Sticks & Stones,” which features paintings on reclaimed wood and slate at The Garage. Photo: Martyn Kyle

Local visual artist Allie Kelly has a keen eye for capturing beauty in the world around her. She appreciates observing natural splendor and producing its likeness with equal vigor, expressing
a joy in “watching light as it changes” and seeing “lines that curve and
carve.” Experience the manifestation of Kelly’s perceptions through her brush at her show, “Sticks & Stones,” which features paintings on reclaimed wood and slate at The Garage.

 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 arts@c-ville.com.

First Fridays: October 2

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “The Natural World of the Pacific Northwest,” featuring landscape photographs by Ben Greenberg. 6-8pm.

Chroma @ SCS 214 W. Water St. “Flash Africa,” featuring paintings and photography by William Atwood and Robin Lee. 5-7pm.

CitySpace Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. “Rising Stars,” featuring works in celebration of local high school students who excel in the arts. 5-7:30pm.

Indoor Biotechnologies 700 Harris St. featuring individual works by BozARTists. 5:30-7pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW.  “Past, Present, Future,” featuring various works in galleries throughout the building. 5:30-7:30pm.

The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Meet & Greet,” featuring collaborative and individual drawings, paintings, photography, textiles, and mixed media by Amanda Finn and Ryan Trott. 6-8:30pm.

The Garage 250 N. First St. “Sticks & Stones,” featuring paintings on raw reclaimed wood and slate by Allie Kelly. 5-7pm.

The Loft at Freeman-Victorius 507 W. Main St. “Shenandoah Wildwood Design,” featuring wood sculpture and other works from salvaged material by Bruce Rosenwasser. 5-8pm.

Vinegar Hill Theater 220 Market St. “Community Film Showcase,” featuring films produced by Light House Studio in partnership with other vibrant local businesses and organizations. 5-7pm.

Welcome Gallery @ New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “Elbows on the Table,” featuring paintings and mixed media by Sarah Boyts Yoder. 5-7:30pm.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Virginia Landscapes,” featuring oil paintings by Julia Kindred. 5:30-7pm.

 

Other Exhibits

City Clay 700 Harris St., Ste. 104. “Surface Design,” featuring ceramics by City Clay members, students, and teachers, with a reception on Friday, October 9 from 5:30-7pm.

Creative Framing and The Art Box 5784 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “Paintings of Virginia,” featuring oil works by Helen Hilliard, with a reception Saturday, October 10 from 4-6pm.

C’ville Coffee 1301 Harris St. An exhibit featuring acrylic paintings by Caroll Mallin.

Kinetic Gallery @ Blue Ridge Community College  1 College Ln., Weyers Cave. “Innovation at the Crossroads,” featuring works by Artisans Center of Virginia Juried Artisans, with a reception on Thursday, October 1 from 4-5:30pm.

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 Rd. “New Paintings,” featuring acyrlic works by Herb Jackson, through October 25.

Louisa Art Center’s Purcell Gallery 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. “BozART’s Best,” featuring a group show by members of the BozART Group, through November 22.

Loving Cup Vineyard and Winery 3340 Sutherland Rd. An exhibit featuring a medley of paintings and photographs by BozARTists.

PCA Office Gallery 100 Fifth St. NE. An exhibit by Adam Disbrow.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Labels,” featuring a site-responsive installation of digital prints, vinyl curtain, a searchable web-based database, and audio by Siemon Allen, through October 17.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center 122 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro. An exhibit by students and instructors from the Beverley Street Studio School, with a reception on Saturday, October 3 from 6-8pm.

Studio Blue 609 E. Market St., Ste. 210. “A Mix of Many Things,” featuring acrylic paintings by Rodney Durso.

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.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. An exhibit featuring paintings by Romney Brand.

Wesminster Canterbury 250 Pantops Mountain Rd. An exhibit featuring oil paintings by Randy Baskerville, through October 31.

Woodberry Forest School 898 Woodberry Forest Rd., Woodberry Forest. “Spaces & Places,” featuring painting and photography by the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, with a closing reception on Friday, October 23 from 5-7pm.