first friday calendar

TRADE ST / WINSTON-SALEM Urban Artware; 207 W. 6 th St.: Gifts from the Primordial World — recent paintings by Reagan Wiles. Come meet the artist and enjoy his newest works, a collection of oil paintings on canvas. Reagan Wiles was born and raised in the Winston-Salem/King area of North Carolina.

SEED Gallery | Urban Artware; 207 W. 6 th St.: Chromophobia — exhibition of paintings by Kendall E. Doub. “(chro’mo’pho’bi’a) — 1. An abnormal fear of colors or a color.”

5ive & 40rty Gallery; 541-A Trade St.: Subjectivity — a premier exhibition of paintings by Beamer Aston. Also featuring sound by Ember Audio Video.

Artworks Gallery; 564 Trade St.: Featuring works by Alan Calhoun and Nanu La Rosee.

Piedmont Craftsmen; 601 N. Trade St.: A special exhibit featuring 20 new exhibiting members in a variety of media.

The Other Half; 560 N. Trade St.: Think Warm! Think Spring! Think Birds! — Featuring Moonshiner Metals’ Mike Cowan; great garden art including Hummingbird Garden Plant Stakes; Loretta Eby Hot Glass; Hummingbird Feeders in any color; Brenda Moore’s enchanting bird sculptures and bird houses; Ron Propst’s birdbaths that will delight the birds in your garden

Earthbound Arts; 610 N. Trade St.: Gifts from Nature — Fine Handcrafted Soaps, Clay, Glass and Metal.

Earthbound Arts celebrates March Pisces birthdays with all kinds of sea-related glasswork, copper and pottery: fish, mermaids and sea horses. Check out our selection of beautiful aquamarine crystals and other stones in hues of green, aqua & lavender.

We’ve created new St. Patrick’s day items: ”slainte” plaques and shamrocks in clay, copper and glass; new copper verdigris jewelry, cards and new natural soap scents. Stop in and play the magic Wish guitar.

ELM ST / GREENSBORO Around Downtown in 80 Minutes – Now You See Them, Now You Don’t! One hundred teams of two will be participating in a scavenger hunt in this game of speed and fun to visit as many downtown destinations as possible in 80 minutes. Teams from across the Triad will participate: Madison; Eden; Winston-Salem; Trinity; Clemmons; Belews Creek; Asheboro; and Greensboro. In 80 minutes, teams collect enough passport stamps to win several great prize packages. Pre-registration is required and open until March 1 at www. Participation is free. This event is sponsored by Triad Stage and Downtown Greensboro Inc.

Ambleside Gallery; 528 S. Elm St.: Exhibition of works by members of the Pastel Society of North Carolina. A collection of more than 60 paintings by some of the leading pastel painters in the state.

Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St. (Atrium level): Ongoing Embodiment exhibition with music by alternative gypsy folk band Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands (Crystal Bright, Diego Diaz, Pete Lewis and Chris Micca) and baroque rock band Silverhillmine (Mario Gallucci, Chris Wilkes, Jim Starr and Christian McKinney). Cash Bar (members free)

The Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St. (2 nd Floor): Method — An All-Member Exhibition. The gallery will showcase all traditional and nontraditional two-dimensional or threedimensional mediums and styles. The theme of the exhibition is open and work in all media will be accepted from CVA Exhibiting Members.

Fatimah Tuggar, a multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited in over 20 countries on five continents will serve as this year’s guest juror. She attended the Blackheath School of Art in London, received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, an MFA from Yale University and did post-graduate independent studies at the Whitney Museum of Art. Tuggar is in her second year at Duke University, his year as artist in residence in the office of provost and as a visiting professor of the Department of African and African-American Studies.

Cash awards will be given to the top three artists along with a solo exhibition to the first place winner.

Greensboro Ballet; 200 N. Davie St. (Third level): The Firebird, a free showing in Suite 302 from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

This production is performed to music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by George Skibine. “This ballet is exciting and beautiful. The choreography brilliantly captures the essence of the music. If one is new to ballet performances, this is a great ‘first’ ballet to see” says Maryhelen Mayfield. A visual feast!

Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St. (Atrium level): Opening reception and guest exhibition A Series of Work on Canvas by artist Ron Curlee II. An NC native from Lenoir, Ron Curlee II is an artist who specializes in large, abstract artwork on canvas as well as being an accomplished interior designer and published poet. His work can be found in collections throughout the US as well as Australia.

Elm Street Center; 203 S. Elm St.: Enjoy music by band Jazz with Andrew Calhoun & Friends. Both lobby area and the Upper Regency Room open offering cash bars.

Gate City Yarns;231 S. Elm St.: Vote for your favorite knitwear in the Bulky Knits Contest concluding on First Friday. See window displays of contest participant’s knitwear and purchase locally made art supplies to indulge in your favorite crafts including knitting, crocheting, hand-spinning and weaving.

Jules Antiques and Fine Arts; 530 S. Elm St.: A new display of antique and contemporary tribal African art, featuring 30 pieces from around the world including sculpture, masks, staffs and carvings. The upstairs gallery displays beautiful, small, hand-knotted Persian rugs and runners. ,Winter sale continues through March 20 , featuring a continually expanding vintage jewelry collection. Hot cider and a selection of winter wines available.

Lyndon Street Artworks; 205 Lyndon St.: Lyndon Street Artworks features more than 40 local artists’ working studios: potters, painters, sculptors, glass artists and metalsmiths at work in their creative spaces. Kris Hohn will be on stage demonstrating several different forms of painting expression. From 6-7 p.m., she will expressively paint to different songs. From 7-8 p.m., volunteers can come on stage to participate in body painting. Come lend an arm or leg for a few minutes! From 8-9 p.m., she will take the inspiring designs from the body paintings and incorporate them into a final large painting. Erik Beerbower has been making unique recycled bicycle tables and would be happy to make a customized piece for you. Erik Str’m is still evolving his bold and complex black and white inkings. Visit the Str’m Art Studio to observe. Charlotte Str’m has been creating colorful and far-away landscapes. Find your favorite!

Mack and Mack; 220 S. Elm St.: Drop in to Mack and Mack’s showroom for refreshments and to hear the inscrutable musical meanderings of the F-Art Ensemble. These classically trained musicians use the superb acoustics at Mack and Mack to explore open improvisation. No one, including the musicians, knows what will happen until the notes are played.

Old Photo Specialists; 320 S. Elm St.: Highlighting a new portrait technique that displays a soft focus creating a dreamy quality. Perfect for thinking about spring photo displays.

Winter Light Gallery and Art Studios; 410 Blandwood Ave.: Explore Botanicals in High Definition and Portraits with Pulchritude by Judy Meyler. Judy is an accomplished artist and teacher, and a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Piedmont (POPS). She currently maintains a studio at Winter Light Gallery and Art Studios. Her work is collected throughout the United States.

Yew Tree Gallery; 604 S. Elm St.: Accomplished artist Leigh Rodenbough is featured for March. Leigh specializes in oils and pastels. His landscapes of local counties are widely sought after and his passion for sailing provides a unique interpretation of seascapes and sailboats. His book Leigh Rodenbough: Timeless Reflections is available at the gallery. Join Yew Tree for refreshments and meet Leigh this night only. Yew Tree Gallery group exhibit entitled Treasurers will also be shown and run through the end of March.

Community Theatre of Greensboro; Cultural Arts Center Fourth floor: A performance by the Sunshine Boys in Studio 413 beginning at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets from $15 to $25 by calling 336.333.SHOW.

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