July 2015 First Fridays Lineup

A list of some of the galleries that will be open for the July 2015 First Fridays art walk.

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Fingers crossed that the rain holds off for a bit tonight. If you plan on visiting the art walk, here is a list of some of the galleries that will be open tonight:

1708 Gallery

  • “10 x 10,” from June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. 10 x 10 is an experiment—an open platform that treats the gallery as a communal space.
  • June 30 – July 3, The Houff Foundation | re:Interns
  • re: Interns is a project by the Houff Foundation, an organization dedicated to exploring alternative notions of currency and assets. During re:Interns, 1708’s interns will be given the week off, and their shifts will be assumed by the Houff Foundation’s own staff. In addition to taking on the interns’ shifts, they will host an interdisciplinary panel of interns on July 1st to compare and contrast experiences and discuss value as well as what constitutes equity between the intern and the organization. An installation of the vacationing interns’ photos, the Houff Foundation’s past Monster Drawing Rally work, and drawings and documents the staff creates will accumulate in the gallery over the course of the week.

Ada Gallery

  • “Dog Jokes”  is a show of animated projections, videos and paintings by Derek Larson.

Art 180

  • “Face It: Art 180 Teens Challenging Perceptions” spotlights new work created in three recent teen programs at Atlas, ART 180’s youth art center.
  • Mixed media collages focus on different stereotypes the young artists face in their lives and how they overcome certain perceptions about them.
  • A brave new documentary “Started From the Bottom” investigates Shockoe Bottom’s history and introduces the young filmmakers’ perspectives on the potential for the area’s future.
  • Dynamic new hip-hop songs from teens explore a variety of topics from overcoming bullying to staying true to yourself.

Candela Books + Gallery

  • “UnBound4!,” a summer invitational and juried exhibition featuring photography and photobooks from 50 artists

Circle Thrift & Art Space

  • Art by: Zoe Brzezinski, Jered Fykes, Shaina Lapolla, Bobbie Peters, and Chase Beasely

Coalition Theater

  • 8:00 PM – “ReHappening,” an improvised comedy show that explores what happens to a group of friends when a small change makes big differences.
  • 10:00 PM – “Jesse Ventura’s Star Spangled Conspiracy” answers the question, “What if we were blessed enough to have TWO Jesse Venturas?” Jesse “The Body” Ventura (Jim Zarling) and former Governor Jesse Ventura (Katie Holcomb) will pick each other’s brains in a once-in-a-lifetime interview.

EDIT:, the gallery by Hillside Missions Organization and Internship Program

  • “Sacred Remnants” by Megan Prosper


  • Eight artists have contributed to the new show “Dollar Tren,” a collection of works by artists reflecting on suburban life and youth culture. Topics like smartphones, strip malls and teen celebrities provide a base point for distillation.
  • Music by: Fight Cloud, Houdan the Mystic, MahLion and Donny Ray.

New Normal Apparel

“Melt”, an apparel release and RVA First Fridays reception by local artist Christina Wing Chow, featuring a mixed body of work that blends a love for both intricate line work and bold expressive color.

Sediment Arts

  • The Felt Book from the “Institute for New Feeling” is a collaborative publication featuring works by 40+ invited artists
  • film-screening and exhibition featuring the work of artists in The Felt Book.
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