The First Fridays Buzzlet: December

Posted on December 2, 2011 by


December is here! Enjoy the Holiday festivities Downtown this eve, and stop by the great selection of First Fridays gallery showings. From photography to paintings, make it a night of art!

The journey starts at 5pm…

– Chroma Projects –

{One/Off Print Show by the Richmond Printmakers Group, Tim Michel, Jim Henry, and Gary Keyes}

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Print by Jack Glover

In the Front Gallery: As part of December’s area-wide focus on printmaking, Chroma Projects is presenting the work of 13 artists who are involved with the One/Off Richmond Printmakers group. Many of the works are affordable enough for holiday gift giving, for those who might wish to support the arts while selecting a unique and creative prezzie that is 100% local!

In the Passage Gallery: Charlottesville artist (and realtor) Tim Michel is exhibiting his enchanting etchings and a few new collages in his show Over the Wall.

In the Black Box: Jim Henry’s darkly abstracted landscapes emerge from and disappear into shadow in his intimate installation of Nocturnes.

In the Common Space: Objects of Wonder: Gary Michael Keyes manipulated ink jet photographs of ordinary household objects transformed into fetish objects are on exhibit, along with Todd LeBack’s’ furniture designs and Nathan Hawkes’ wooden vessels.

418 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall // 5-8p

– The Gallery and 5th & Water –

Imaginings {Wolfgang Herman}

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Wolfgang Hermann, Untitled

107 5th Street, SE (Upstairs, Hampton & Everett) // 5:30-8:00p

Eloise –

{Isabelle Abbot}

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Isabelle Abbot, oil on canvas

Come celebrate the works of Isabelle Abbot, her new works of 2011 – oil on canvas paintings.

Eloise, 219 West Water Street // 5-7p

Bozart Gallery –

Holiday – All Members Show

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Laura Bell

Come out to Bozart’s HOLIDAY – ALL MEMBER SHOW, enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and meet the featured artists – all 40 of them!

Julia Kindred

Julia Kindred

211 West Main Street, next to the Mudhouse // 5-8p

Bella Hair Studio –

Polaroids {Cary Oliva}

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Polaroid by Cary Oliva

Come out for First Fridays in Belmont! Cary Oliva will be displaying some of her new and old Polaroids all with a vintage feel to them. There will be good company, good art and great snacks & drinks. Don’t forget – check out the salon, and chat up the stylists!

231 Douglas Avenue, Belmont // 5:30-8p

– WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery –

The Working Proof Collective {Ingibjorg Birgisdottir, Mark Warren Jaques, and Estibaliz Hernandez de Miguel, among others}

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“Wildlife of Vietnam,” by Brendan Wenzel

 In partnership with NPRWVTF, and Radio IQ, the New City Arts Initiative brings “The Working Proof Collective”– prints on paper from 24 artists, coordinated by The Working Proof and the NCAI. Partial proceeds will benefit five charities: Doctors Without Borders, The Pablove Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, Puppies Behind Bars, and the Jane Goodall Foundation. Artists include Ingibjorg Birgisdottir, Mark Warren Jaques, and Estibaliz Hernandez de Miguel, among others.

Catering by Feast! and wines from Blenheim Vineyards

216 Water St., across from Eloise // 5-7p

Les Yeux Du Monde

Heaven and Earth: New Paintings and Prints {Dean Dass}


Dean Dass, Cloud

Les Yeux du Monde is pleased to present Dean Dass: Heaven and Earth: New Paintings and Prints from 18 November – 31 December 2011. There will be an opening at Les Yeux du Monde on Friday, November 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This show is a collaborative venture with Second Street Gallery who is showing Dass’s work of the past 25 years in their exhibition, Dean Dass: Studies for a project that cannot be realized: 1986 – 2011 (4 November – 24 December). The shows also coincide with the six gallery initiative, Focus on the Print, with exhibitions at Woodberry Forest School, the Nichols Gallery in Barboursville, the Art Center of Orange, and Chroma Projects in Charlottesville, all highlighting the art of the print.

841 Wolf Trap Road //  Thursday through Sunday 1-5p