The First Fridays Buzzlet {March}

Posted on March 2, 2012 by


March is here! Put a little spring in your step during some gallery-hopping and Downtown strolling. Stop by the great selection of First Fridays gallery showings, from photography to paintings, and make it a night of art!

Follow this list for a guided walking tour of the Downtown galleries. The journey starts at 5pm…

– The WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery –

Becoming/Unbecoming {Deirdre Davie}

Deirdre Davie

"Burning D,” Archival pigment print, 36″ x 29″, 2011

 In partnership with NPRWVTF, and Radio IQ, the New City Arts Initiative presents “Becoming/Unbecoming” – a new photography installation by Deirdre Davie.

Catering by Feast! and wine provided by the artist.

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

City Clay –

Play in the Clay Once a Day {Michael Hough}

city clay march

 City Clay presents the innovative work of Michael Hough, a (veteran) ceramic and (recently) steel sculptor. Special note: City Clay is now registering for March and April classes, so be sure to check them out!

Snacks and (non-alcoholic) refreshments will be served.

301 W Main St. (at the intersection of W Main, Ridge, and Water) // 5-8p

– The Garage –

Material {Margaret Montague and Abigail Lee}

the garage march

Material is an exploration of American society and culture – the ideal of success and the pursuit of money and comfort that has become the American dream.

Cheese, wine, crackers and cookies will be served.

250 First St. NE (across from Lee Park) // 5-8p

The Gallery at 5th & Water –

Paintings {Janet Pearlman}

janet pearlman

"Next Chapter" 30 x 40, Acrylic with Texture on Canvas, 2009

Painter Janet Pearlman is known for her vibrant use of color and whimsy to create soothing images.

Snacks will be provided.

207 5th St, SE (inside the foyer of Hampton & Everett Downtown) // 5:30-8p

– Warm Springs Gallery –

Rhythms of the Heart {Ashley Bryan}

Ashley Bryan

Paper Collage

Rhythms of the Heart: The Illustrations of Ashley Bryan highlights the bright and colorful illustrations of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. In this exhibition viewers will be able to experience Bryan’s unique illustration style, which combines references to music, dance, and storytelling traditions. The exhibition includes Bryan’s pencil drawings, tempera and gouache paintings, wood block prints, and paper collage pieces. Bryan’s exhibition will delight adults and children alike. This is the first time Bryan has had his original published illustrations for sale.

Light refreshments will be served.

105 Third Street NE, next to Cappellino’s Crazy Cakes Downtown // 5-8p

– The Bridge: PAI 

Keeping it for Play {Kim Boggs}

kim boggs

"Time is Another Creation"

Local Charlottesville artist Kim Boggs’ exhibit, Keeping it for Play is a collection of 25+ found-object assemblages, spanning her work from over the past three years. The pieces in the exhibit have taken countless hours of rearranging, deconstructing, and constructing–some built in a few days and some over the course of a year or more. She is inspired by holes, crazing, and layers of decrepit paint.

Refreshments from A Pimento Catering will be served.

209 Monticello Road, nested next to Belmont Bridge // 6-8p

McGuffey Art Center

Enjoy the four exhibits opening tonight at McGuffey.

 Canciones de mi Padre {Matt Kleberg}

Matt Kleberg

In the Sara B. Smith Gallery, new paintings by Matt Kleberg.

Elements {acrylic paintings by Gloria Mitchell}

Gloria Mitchell

In the Lower Hall Gallery, North, enjoy acrylic paintings by Gloria Mitchell.

Face to Face {James Hubin}

In the Lower Hall Gallery, South, resin sculptures by James Hubin.

250 Years of Charlottesville  {C2D Juried Show}


Gail Keister, winner 2011

In the Upper Hall Galleries, ArtinPlace presents C2D2012 – Charlottesville in Two Dimensions, juried artwork from artists of every age and stage. Image by Gail Keister, winner 2011. 250 Years of Charlottesville is a unique Charlottesville initiative not to be missed.

Light refreshments will be served.

201 Second Street NW (across from Monsoon) // 5:30-7:30p

Blue Moon Diner

A line of Good Taste {Scribble Portraits by Bart Lanman}

Select portraits from artist Bart Lanman’s Charlottesville Project Scribble Scratch will be on view at Blue Moon Diner this evening for a silent auction. A percentage of proceeds will go to the UVA Cancer Research facility. Find out more!

“Scribble for Discovery”

512 W Main St. // all evening