March First Fridays

Bundle up, RVA. It’s time for First Fridays.

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Bundle up, RVA. Here is a sample of what you can see during the March First Fridays:

1708 Gallery

  • “TOE,” or Two of Everything, by Ben Stout. “Two of Everything” is Ben Stout’s most recent development in an ongoing project that combines his interest in abstraction, documentation, and site-specificity. Using these different languages, Stout will translate a specific place – the Church Hill tunnel – into a gallery-based installation.

ada Gallery

  • “SymmetryyrtemmyS” by Kirsten Kindler and Sarah Bednarek
  • “You Can’t Go Home,” by George Terry, is a site-specific video installation featuring interviews with artists who have moved to New York to pursue their career.
  • Both shows close this weekend
SymmetryyrtemmyS by Kirsten Kindler & Sarah Bednarek


ART 180 at Atlas

  • “Obstacles and Access: Seeing obesity through our eyes” is a photovoice project completed by youth enrolled in a weight management program and in partnership with Faces of HOPE (Healthy Options for Personal Empowerment). The project examined the various barriers and access to healthy food and exercise in their neighborhoods. Twelve teens participated by taking cameras back to their environments and documenting their experiences to share through this exhibition.

Candela Books + Gallery

  • “Peripheral Vision,” curated by Amy Ritchie Johnson includes work by William W Douglass III, Justin James Reed, and Burt Ritchie.

C.U.T.E. – Cute Unique Trendy Essentials

  • View works by Anise Saunders.

Elegba Folklore Society

  • “Congruent Images” will feature paintings by P. Muzi Branch & William “Blue” Johnson. Through artwork, these artists tell the stories of the African Diasporic heritage in the images of their subjects.
Congruent Images

“Congruent Images” at Elegba Folklore Society

Gallery at UNOS

  •  “ICONIC,” ink and gouache by Peyton Millikan
  • Photographs by Deborah Surlas

Gallery at Unos March 2015


Ghostprint Gallery

  • “J.J. Grandville; Les Animaus” is an exhibition of serigraphs by Triple Stamp Press.
  • From Ghosptrint Gallery: “Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gerard (1803-1847), known as J.J. Grandville, was a French illustrator and caricaturist. The illustrations in this series are taken from his Scenes de la Vie Privee et Publique des Animaux (Scenes of the Private and Public Life of the Animals), also known as Les Animaux (1840-1842). There is an immense charm to these animals dressed in their ornate period garments. The Grandville Series is an exercise in complex screen printing. The utilization of rich color, ink transparency, and halftone blending techniques all showcase the artistic potential of the medium. Each limited-edition serigraph isolates elements from Grandville’s single-color drawings, removing them from their nineteenth-century context to display them in a new world of color.”

Quirk Gallery

  • Main Gallery – “Gamut” by Sally King Benedict
  • Shop & Vault – “Temper Tantrum” by Harris Johnson

Richmond Public Library – Main Library

  • Musical performances by RPS students.
  • Gellman Room: “Presenting Three Virginia Union University Fine Arts Graduates: A Limitless Future, Painting our World” – Tshianzi Mulangaphuma, Katrina Joe, and Brandon Booker exhibit a variety of acrylic-based paintings created during and after their studies at VUU to showcase the diverse techniques and interests of the students
  • Dooley Foyer & Dooley Hall: “Connecting Communities for Peace and Prosperity” features original artwork by students from Richmond Public Schools, Thomas Dale High School, and the Richmond Sister Cities Youth Artist and Author Showcase, in celebration of Youth Art Month.
  • Permanent collections include works by David Freed, Helen & Alvin Hattorf, and Anne Newbold Perkins.

University of Richmond Downtown

  • Balinese and traditional Indian music by the Balinese Gamelan Orchestra and the Gandharva School of Music.

Visual Art Studio

  • Films from ReelAbilities RVA
  • Trunk show by TH Collectibles
  • “Art of Conflict” by Nickolai and artist talk
  • Music by Elana Lisa
War Horse by Nickolai

War Horse by Nickolai

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