Visit and shop local art galleries during the March First Fridays art walk tonight, March 7. Most galleries will be open 5:00 – 9:00 PM tonight. Don’t forget to follow RVA First Fridays on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #rvafirstfridays for your pictures to stream on the RVA First Fridays website. From RVAFirstFridays.com, here is a list of what […]
Visit and shop local art galleries during the March First Fridays art walk tonight, March 7. Most galleries will be open 5:00 – 9:00 PM tonight. Don’t forget to follow RVA First Fridays on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #rvafirstfridays for your pictures to stream on the RVA First Fridays website.
From RVAFirstFridays.com, here is a list of what you will be able to see tonight:
1708 Gallery (319 W. Broad Street)
- Last chance to see “The Hair Craft Project.” For “The Hair Craft Project,” artist Sonya Clark engaged a group of local hairstylists who first braid Clark’s hair, demonstrating their signature styles.
1708 Gallery at Linden Row (100 E. Franklin Street)
- “ReMap” was born at the RVA Street Art Festival last year, while watching Studio Two Three’s steam roller press the plate that created the wall sized tapestry map of Richmond that is currently on view in the dining room.
ART 180 (114 W. Marshall Street)
- “Every One a Story” shows selected works from ART 180 programs throughout the city, including:
- Hip-Hop Lyrics by Franklin military leadership academy
- Mixed media collage by St. Andrew’s School
- Wishing banners by Thompson Middle School/CIS
- Community tree sculptures by The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
- Sculpture by Redd Elizabeth D Elementary/CIS
- Self-portrait collage by Binford Middle School/CIS
- Video games by Elkhardt Middle School/CIS
Candela Books + Gallery (214 W. Broad Street)
- Lisa Elmaleh’s “American Folk” uses 19th century wet collodion tintype process to document present-day folk musicians of the Appalachian Mountains region.
- Brandon Thibodeaux’s “When Morning Comes” highlights race, poverty, and faith through photographs of five rural communities that span roughly 15 square miles in the northern Mississippi Delta.
Elegba Folklore Society (101 E. Broad Street)
- “African Root, American Fruit: Paintings by Ronald Jackson” highlights Jackson’s portraits and figurative works to comment on the identity of African American people and their influence on the landscape of American society. Ronald Jackson will be painting onsite, creating a new work.
- “Repeat/Delete” includes work by Todd Hale, Sean Sweeney, Julie Hinzmann, Shawn Saharko, Kylie Lockwood, Jeff Evarts, Young Hwan Yoo, Erin Willett, and Clayton Smith. Musical guests for the evening include: Wool, Houdan The Mystic and Spandrel
Gallery EDIT (8 E. Broad Street)
- Views photography by Juliann Itter.
Ghostprint Gallery (220 W. Broad Street)
- “Rêverie,” an exhibition of paintings by Tifenn Python. “Rêverie” refers to the elusive figures Python portrays – many of them beautiful women in dream-like situations, dreams that dissolve upon awakening and leave only a haunting memory.
Quirk (311 W. Broad Street)
- Amy Rice’s “Be Attitudes” runs in the main gallery,
- Sarah Hand is in the Shop Show
- Aimee Joyaux hangs out in the Vault
Richmond Public Library Main Branch (101 E. Franklin Street)
- Gellman Room – “Everyone Likes Pizza” in celebration of Youth Art Month – color cartoon panels and posters by Richmond illustrators David J. Bromley and Phillip Bowles
- Dooley Foyer & Dooley Hall – original artwork by students from Richmond Public Schools in celebration of Youth Art Month. Opening reception will feature musical performances by RPS students.
Sediment (208 E. Grace Street)
- “You Get What You Get” showcases work by San Francisco-based artist Whitney Lynn and includes works of sculpture, photography, video, and work on paper.
Sweetopia (221 E. Clay Street)
- Get ready for March Madness at Sweetopia with VCU basketball photographer Will Weaver and his photography. Drinks half price.
The Gallery at UNOS (700 N. 4th Street)
- “Unity” celebrates 30 years of working to save lives and highlights work by UNO’s team members. Refreshments provided by The Bull & Bear Club.
University of Richmond Downtown (626 E. Broad Street)
- Paintings by Ellen Wright (class of 2014) explore how mental illness can be represented in art.
Visual Art Studio (208 W. Broad Street)
- Paintings by Dana Frostick.