When a new month rolls around, that means one thing in the Cville art community: First Fridays. Cville Niche is here to be the online resource needed.
Let us guide you with our virtual roadmap, from Downtown galleries to off the mall gems just a short drive away.
The journey begins at 5pm…
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- DOWNTOWN -
Light vs Dark/Abstract vs Realism
Featured Artists: Michele Price and Ucky Light
Opening Reception: 5-9pm Hors d’ouerves will be served.
Color or Black and White? Acrylic or Graphite? Abstract or Realism? These are areas to be explored by Michele Price and Ucky Light at a joint exhibition.
Ucky Light lives in Charlottesville with her husband. Born in Berlin, Ucky’s inspiration comes from New York where she explored abstract expressionists. From there she began her exploration of color, texture and form.
Michele Price also lives in Charlottesville with her family. Her inspiration comes from residing in Rome as a teenager where she learned the renaissance method of drawing know as ‘chiaroscuro’.
Making This World
Featured Artists: Beverly Ress, Paula Christman, and Lydia Moyer
Opening Reception: 5-8pm
This beautiful expanse of gallery space will host not one, but three, exhibits.
Featured Artists: Kate Barton, Ken Nagakui, and Sigrid Eilertson
108 2nd Street NW, between Market Street and the Downtown Mall
Mon, closed, Tues-Sat, 10-6pm, Sun, 12-5
Featured Artists: Elizabeth Brandon, Andre Lucero, Carol Maguire,
Susan Bull Riley, and David Williams
Artist’s reception: 5-8pm
105 Third Street NE, on the Downtown Mall
Wednesday through Saturday, 11-5, Sunday 11-3
Visuality and Uprooted
Featured Artists: Elizabeth Crawford and Hyungsub Shin
Open to public: 6-7:30pm
Second Street Gallery presents not one but two exhibitions:
Main Gallery: realistic painter Elizabeth Crawford‘s “Visuality” offers ironic still lifes of everyday objects.
Dové Gallery: sculptor Hyungsub Shin‘s “Uprooted” displays seemingly mundane items reconsidered as collisions of nature and human manufacturing.
Exhibit runs from 5.6.11 to 5.28.11.
115 2nd Street SE, on the corner of Water Street and 2nd Street SE (next to Live Arts)
An Exploration of Relief Painting
Featured Artist: JJ Eisfelder
Walk by any time to see the art!
Originally from Kansas City, JJ has her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Montana, where she also developed skills as a ceramic artist. She has been living in rural Virginia for 10 years, making functional ceramics and limited edition relief prints. She is currently selling her work through her Etsy site, and at various craft shows in the area. JJ also works at j fergeson gallery in Farmville where she will be having her second solo show later this year.
Exhibit runs from 5.3.11 to 5.29.11.
213 West Main Street, on the Downtown Mall
Monday-Thursday 7-10, Friday-Saturday 7-11, Sunday 7-7
Opening Reception: 5-7pm
As a precursor to AIA Central Virginia’s celebration of Architecture Week, 5 architects paired up with New City Arts to creatively consider the city in which we live.
A handful of Haven guests re-imagined Charlottesville bike lanes, a park, a community center, and public transportation system. Guests and architects translated drawings, sketches, and writings into drafts and layouts. The work on display, including photographs of the design charrette, exhibits the participants’ take on our everyday life together.
216 West Water Street, across from Eloise
To see the exhibit by appointment, contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl, Meet Virginia
Featured Artist: Jesse Wells
Musical entertainment from Cville native Len Lye from 8-10pm, filling the air with old school meets new age – whatever it is, it’s really good. “One of the most gifted and innovative songwriters we’ve heard in a while,” adds Garage owner Sam Bush..
1st Street, across from Lee Park
No regular walk-in hours. See calendar for open door hours and events.
Featured Artist: Chee Kludt Ricketts
Assorted hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Recent Watercolors by Chee Ricketts, whose work was featured in the April-May 2011 issue of Albemarle Magazine.
107 5th Street SE, (the upstairs entrance by Hampton & Everett)
Thanks to all the Galleries for submitting information!