first friday calendar

by Brian Crean


Evie Curley Photography — 108 W. McGee St.

Grand Opening of Evie Curley Photography, family and portrait photographer, and bring the kids too! There will be a wall of art where children can come in to draw, color and write to their heart’s content! In addition to officially opening her new studio, Evie is very excited to feature the work of local landscape photographer, Marcy Roan. Evie Curley is a children and family photographer serving the Triad area. Cookies and lemonade available.

Ink Photography Production/ Salon Medusa — 506 S. Elm St.

Celebrating “April Showers” to include free, light styling services and a photo booth where guests can have fun, professional images, taken by Sara Lyn Photography. Images can be purchased for a small fee. Light snacks and beverages available.

Jules Antiques & Fine Arts — 530 S. Elm St.

New collection of French, Russian and Italian bronze sculptures, including stunning examples of 18th, 19th and early 20 th century art in bronze. Also featuring a continually expanding vintage jewelry collection. Hot cider and a selection of wines available.

Lyndon Street Artworks — 205 Lyndon St.

Susan Ridenour will be demonstrating some ways to make fingerpinched pots. She will have a selection of forms and glazes using these techniques, and will be available to answer questions while she is working. Also works from Mexican-born potter Mariana Rodrigez-Pardy; figurative, abstract and functional sculptor Erik Beerbower; landscape and portraiture artist Charlotte Chipman Str’m; modern illustration and classical style painter Erik Strom; and more than 40 other local artists: potters, painters, sculptors, glass artists and metalsmiths. Enjoy refreshments, wander through studios and meet the artists.

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.

“Just Say Cheese!” The photo restoration and photography studio will be introducing artist Vance Garvin who captures the essence of portraiture in the areas of pencil, oil, pastel and watercolor. Owner, Bill Heroy will also be featuring his soft-focus, shadowfilled classic portraiture. Wine and cheese tasting.

Studio B — 520 S. Elm St.

Continuation of the exhibition John Skau’s Wood: A Point of Departure and a musical celebration of the artist with live music by the Nutbush Ramblers to benefit Bricolage. A $3 donation is suggested.

Winter Light Gallery & Art Studios — 410 Blandwood Ave.

Watercolor exhibit Racing in to Spring by artist Vicki Johnson-a collection of colorful watercolor horses. Her work is collected throughout the United States. Also, view works by other gallery artists: 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.

Yew Tree Gallery — 604 S. Elm St.

Special exhibit and fundraising sale to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Yew Tree artists and friends have donated original artwork priced at only $50 (plus tax) for paintings and $25 (plus tax) per pottery per item. Proceeds will be donated to Family Health Ministries to assist relief efforts in Haiti. A wide variety of art sold well below normal value has been generously donated by the artists, including, but not limited to, pieces directly inspired by the scenes and people of Haiti. April’s Featured Artist is Ann Hooker. Ann creates paintings and drawings in pastel, oil, pencil, pen and ink. Yew Tree’s wide selection of fine artwork from 14 North Carolina artists will also be on display and available, as usual, in addition to this special event.


SEED Gallery | Urban Artware: 207 W. 6 th St. — featuring work by Mark Graves and Clark Whittington. The installation, entitled All This Can Be Yours” addresses the perceived value of art and the underlying state of the visual arts in the local community. Of his work, artist Mark Graves writes, “My work is in general 95.7 percent recycled/repurposed materials that was bound for a landfill, left to decay in some forgotten corner or illegally dumped. Natural organic materials that are married with man-made technology in essence creating these purposeless hybrids that look as though they may have a function yet are useless. Technological pieces that are archaic and therefore obsolete yet impact their immediate environment physically and visually. All This Can Be Yours is referencing not only the perceived value of our art but senseless consumerism perpetuated by game shows like “The Price is Right.” For more info, visit

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

Artworks Gallery: 564 N. Trade St. — Featuring an April Group Exhibition.

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. — featuring KOPPERWOOD by Perry Holbrook of Asheville. Also featuring EVE, MUNCHKIN and NEMO. Fine Handcrafted “Little” boxes made of wood, steel, copper and fused glass. And functional pottery from Clyde Gobble. Mugs, dinnerware, and a variety of stoneware are available.

Earthbound Arts: 610 N. Trade St. — Gifts from nature, fine handcrafted soaps, clay, glass and metal.

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