The First Fridays Buzzlet {May}

Posted on May 4, 2012 by


May is here, and in Virginia, that means cool summer nights is upon us. Enjoy the cool evening for 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…

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– The WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery –

Black Locust of my Heart {Kendall Cox}

Kendall Cox

In partnership with NPRWVTF, and Radio IQ, the New City Arts Initiative presents “Black Locust of my Heart” by Kendall Cox at the WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery. The exhibit is a “series of small works on paper having to do with trees, with the way trees make us experience time, with how we feel their lines and what they do to our horizons.”

Catering by Feast! and wine provided by Well Hung Vineyard.

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

Kendall Cox in progress


Printmaking {JJ Eisfelder}


Come out, grab a delicious beverage and peruse the prints of JJ Eisfelder, local artist and organic farmer. Check out JJ’s work on Etsy.

213 W. Main St., on the Downtown Mall near Main St. Arena // 6-8p

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

More than a Roof {Professor Daniel Bluestone and students in the UVA School of Architecture}

more than a roof exhibit

Come out for a special exhibit featuring Charlottesville’s residential architecture between the late 19th century and the present. “More than merely a roof over our heads, our dwellings and settlement patterns reflect the changing architectural and social values of Charlottesville’s individuals, families, and communities. Our homes have been shaped by both practical realities and American dreams.

200 2nd Street, NE, next to Lee Park // 5:30-7:30p

Ana Cavalheiro Fine Jewelry

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ana cavalheiro party

New local artist Ana Cavalheiro is throwing a First Fridays/Mothers Day party at her shop on the Downtown Mall. Glasses and sweets will be in abundance, so stop by with a friend or loved one and check out her great work.

113 4th St #100, up the ally from Five Guys // 5-7:30p

Murals and More {Lincoln Perry} 
Lincoln Perry mural 1

Lincoln Perry murals West Stairwell, Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia

This exhibit at Les Yeux du Monde features Lincoln Perry, mural artist, painter and sculptor. His latest murals from Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia will be on display, as well as sculpture and drawings.
“In the east stairwell, the age-old Virtues and Vices return in the guise of a fraternity/yoga party opposite a Hall of the Professors, many of them recognizable venerable professors at UVA.  In contrast to this densely populated scene, the murals in the west stairwell that he is currently completing are devoted solely to the natural world.”
The exhibit runs May 11 – June 17, with an opening reception with the artist on Friday, May 11th.
841 Wolf Trap Road // 5:30-7:30p
Lincoln Perry mural 2

Lincoln Perry mural, East Stairwell, Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia