first friday calendar


Gallery/Urban Artware: Organic Empire: A Selection of Paintings by Ed Marxen, II Artworks Gallery: Inner Woods landscape paintings by Jeremiah Miller.

Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery: Within: Wearable Objects by Erica Stankwytch Bailey.

5ive & 40rty Gallery: Figure Me Out: Figurative Paintings by Lena Jones and Anastasiya Popova.

6th and Trade Gallery: Landscapes by Phil Christman.

The Other Half: Designs in clay, wood, glass, mixed media and metal; Jack Jennings, metalsmith; Earthbound Arts: Handcrafted soaps, clay, glass and metal.


Around Downtown in 80 Minutes – Now You See Them, Now You Don’t!

How fast can you explore downtown Greensboro? One hundred teams of two will be participating in a scavenger hunt to visit as many downtown destinations as possible in 80 minutes. Teams from Madison, Eden, Winston-Salem, Trinity, Clemmons, Belews Creek, Asheboro and Greensboro will visit as many sowntown destinations as possible and collect enough points to be one of the top three teams to win prize packages sponsored by Triad Stage with support from Downtown Greensboro Inc. and United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.

Green Bean; 341 S. Elm St.

Reception for the artists from the Sanctuary at Revolution Mills Studio, a spirituality and creativity center. More than 60 pieces of art will be on display including oil and acrylic paintings and photography. Meet the artists from 6-9 p.m.’ 

Gate City Yarns; 231 S. Elm St.

Spinning and weaving demonstrations and a variety of fiber-art supplies for crocheting, knitting and felting. Also an “Around Downtown in 80 Minutes” site.

Mack and Mack; 220 S. Elm St.

An open musical performance by F-Art Ensemble

Old Photo Specialists; 320 S. Elm St.

Nostalgia Portraits antique photo restoration and photography

Yew Tree Gallery; 604 S. Elm St.

Painting demonstration by Maggie Fickett, specializing in watercolors and pen-and-ink drawings. She enjoys the challenge of painting on location, and often uses Old Greensboro’s buildings, railroads, parks and homes as subjects. She is frequently commissioned and has exhibited her award-winning work in galleries across North Carolina. Also the group exhibit Treasures featuring the work of many members of Yew Tree Gallery showing through March 2010.

Lyndon Street Artworks; 205 Lyndon Street Meet painter Helen Palmenteri. She has been facing what she calls “The Beast” for several months now. This First Friday she will tame that beast, live on stage at Lyndon Street. Browse handcrafted, one-of-a-kind enameled jewelry at the new and improved Copper Chameleon Studio, upstairs at Studio W (www.copperchameleon. com) Ström Art is having a Studio Sale and new colorful paintings by Charlotte Ström will be available during February’s First Friday. Discounts of 20-50 percent for select items and a free signed Ström Art Magnet with all purchases. Charlotte & Erik Ström have finished painting the natural stream environment upon the “Cascading Waterfall Fountain” as well as the open sky painted on the walls of the alley it resides in. You can find this wonderful piece of collaborative public art on Elm Street.

Anni Frohlich is an eclectic artist and soul. Her 3-D Little Cities liven up spirits. This jewelry is one of a

kind and made from “reconsidered” materials.

Mariana Rodriguez-Pardy, inspired by pre-Hispanic art, is working on a series of terracotta “tortoise” bottles and original bowls. See Karen Bjork Dischell’s “Green Landscape,” oil on canvas, 38”x18”, 2009.

Kris Hohn’s studio upstairs holds new paintings and jewelry.

Cultural Arts Center; 200 N. Davie St. Green Hill Center for NC Art Opening reception for Embodiment from 5:30-7:30 p.m., featuring Nikki Blair, Heea Crownfield, Carolyn DeMerritt, Holly Fischer, Ellen Giamportune, Kate Kretz, Cort Savage, Mary Tuma and Margaret Yaukey, investigating the dynamics of looking and being looked at. In arresting works in sculpture, clay, photography, fiber and metal these artists take as their subject matter the human body as the site of transformative identity and mediation. Cash bar available

Center for Visual Artists ee 2010 Exposure photo biennial exhibition and two guest exhibitions, REsource: Interior Products from Furniture Industry Waste and the Greensboro Youth Council Artistry Fine Arts Showcase.

Winter Light Gallery & Art Studios; 410 Blandwood Ave at Spring Garden Street Featuring Spirit Horses, the watercolors of Vicki Johnson, a collection of colorful horse watercolors. Vicki works in watercolors and mix media and covers a wide range of subject matter.

Winter Light Artists include Jerry Cartwright, Chase Ferguson, Vicki Johnson, Kathy Kbrusnighan, Judy Meyler, Carol Meetze-Moates, Kathy Phillips, Steve Robinson, Carol Sams, Allie Scott, Phyllis Sharpe, Jane Smith AND Jeanne Twilley.

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