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 email@example.com.
First Fridays: September 5, 2014.
Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Fields and Marshes,” plein air paintings by Priscilla Long Whitlock. 5-7:30pm.
CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “OpenGrounds Student Scholars,” a group exhibit from selected URA scholars on the intersection of art and environmentalism and a display from Building Bridges in the PCA office. 5:30-7pm.
C’Ville Arts 118 E. Main Street. “Wonderful World of Wool,” felted crafts from Janice Stegall-Seibert. 6-8pm.
Derriere de Soie 105 E. Main Street. Polly Breckenridge’s “Moments of Stillness,” mylar set into multiple pours of tinted resin. 5:30-7:30pm.
Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. “Tails I’ve Been Told,” commissioned pet portraits and intimate stories from pet owners by Cat Denby. 5:30-7pm.
The Garage 250 First St. N. “Ethiopia, Ark of the Covenant,” photography by Philip De Jong. 5-7pm.
Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road. “Picasso, Lydia & Friends 2014,” prints by Pablo Picasso along with art by the late Lydia Csato Gasman, a renowned Picasso scholar and beloved University of Virginia professor of modern art as well as art by “friends” William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers and Russ Warren. 5-7:30pm.
McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Summertime in the Garden,” watercolors by Marcia Mitchell in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; “Central Virginia Watercolor Guild,” 23rd annual exhibition featuring the work of 62 Virginia artists in a variety of water media in the Lower & Upper Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.
Mudhouse 213 W. Main St. Paintings by Katy Jones. 6-8pm.
Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE. “Re-Material,” paintings and installations by Mary Ann Strandell. 5:30-7:30pm with an artist talk at 6:30pm.
Spring Street Boutique 107 W. Main St. “Days of Colors,” watercolors by Phyllis Koch-Sheras. 6-8pm.
Telegraph 110 Fourth St. NE. “Wild Boyz Tour,” reading, signing and poster release with Michael DeForge, Patrick Kyle and Simon Hanselmann. 5-8pm.
Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third St. NE. “Summer Afternoon,” paintings by Megan Lightell, Kurt Moyer, Jane Schmidt and collographs by Nina Muys. 6-8pm.
WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Landscapes,” oil paintings by Jeanette Cohen. 5:30-7:30pm.
WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Drifting Ledge,” woven soft sculptures by Laura Dillon Rogers. 5-7pm.
City Clay 700 Harris St. Suite 104. “Recent Work from Tom Clarkson,” ceramics by PVCC Professor of Art and Ceramics Tom Clarkson with a reception on Friday, September 12, 5-7pm.
Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Realms of Earth and Sky,” “The Lyrical Line,” “Postwar British Prints,” and “Vinland.”
Janice Edwards & David Edwards Studio 1074 Simmons Gap Rd. Guitar and watercolor studio tour as part of the Arts Rivanna Tour with openings on September 13 & 20, 10am-5pm.
Julia Kindred & Matalie Deane Studio 3023 Colonial Dr. Canvas and silk scarf painting demonstrations as part of the Arts Rivanna Tour with openings on September 13 & 20, 10am-5pm.
Judith K. Townsend & Catherine Twomey Studio 2125 Fray Rd. Paintings inspired by fractal images as part of the Arts Rivanna Tour with openings on September 13 & 20, 10am-5pm.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Art and Country,” a selection of works from the permanent collection.
The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier. “Landscapes of the Present Century,” works by Lindsay Nolting.
Music Library at the University of Virginia Cabell Dr L001. “#Carbonfeed,” a new media installation by Jon Bellona, an OpenGrounds art & environmental action scholar.
Pigment 1229 Harris St. #13. “Melding,” acrylic and mixed media works by Susan Northington with a reception on Saturday, September 13, 4-6pm.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Rd. “Trees,” paintings by Sara Gondwe with a reception on Sunday, September 7, 11:30am.