first friday calendar

by Brian Crean

WINSTON-SALEM/TRADE STREET Urban Artware; 207 W. 6 th St.: Featuring new work by Kevin Calhoun. Patrick Harris is also showing in the adjoining SEED COLLECTIVE gallery.

Woodland Moth Visual and Performing Artists at Atelier Studios; 619 N. Trade St.: Dedicated to music, visual artwork, craft work created or originating out of North Carolina.

Exhibition spaces for up 40 artists, classes in dance and various forms of movement plus themed First Friday Gallery Hops. Featured artists include the Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC, Marilyn Ingram, Nancy Smith, Rick Jones, Norman Sturdy and our “HallWal” artists. Some space still available. Contact for info.

Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.: Artworks Gallery presents a two-person exhibit entitled A Closer Look: Curiosity and Wonder, with handmade paper and collage pieces by E. Faye Collins, and black and white photographs by Inez Ruchte.

The Other Half; 560 N. Trade St.: Featuring Judy Brater of Knoxville, Tenn. and Kennington Designs of Mt. Airy. Treating the surface of the clay as though it is a painting, Judy Brater creates joyful, sculptural and functional ceramic works of art. Combining wheel-thrown and handbuilt setions enables the creation of vessels and forms with incredible detail on the surface.

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

Christine Rucker Photography; 629 N. Trade St.: Wedding photography, family documentaries and photojournalism. Gallery open every First Friday.

GREENSBORO/ELM STREET Ambleside Gallery; 528 S. Elm St.: Group exhibition through the month of August with additional, new watercolor, oil and pastel works by Greensboro artists Alexis Lavine, James Celano and Leigh Rodenbough.

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St.: Enjoy live music from Come Hell or High Water, Citified and Filthybird. Interact with Mischief Makers Handmade Market for original art, handmade goodness and vintage finds. Craft activities for children too. Free and open to the public.

Elements Gallery; 602 S. Elm St.: Featuring glass artists Susan O’Leary, Karen Lewit and Raylene Fealy. Come by to see beautiful glass pieces created by these talented artists. Both fused glass and stained glass sparkles throughout the gallery. A mini drop-in workshop on making fused glass pendants for anyone that comes by. ($10 all supplies included).

Elm Street Center; 203 S. Elm St. (home to the Empire Room): Browse artist’s displays from 5:30-9 p.m., sit and listen to the sounds of Neill Clegg from 6-9 p.m. and enjoy a drink from the cash bar. Lobby open at 5:30 p.m. Featured artists include Victoria Clegg, fiber; Lynn Donovan, photography; Lawrence Feir, metal work; Emily Graham, fiber; Jay Jones, mobiles; Ann Lynch, pottery; Jillian Webb Martin, painting; Susan O’Leary, fused glass; Leanne Pizio, pottery; James Quinn, metal work; and Alison Walls, jewelry.

Greensboro Cultural Center; 200 N. Davie St. African American Atelier: Featuring The Wrap-Up: Get off of Facebook, Pick up a Paintbrush. An interactive artist meet-and-greet for the 25under25 art exhibition. The Wrap- Up will include music with a turntablist and a participatory community art project at 6:30p.m. 25under25 participating artists include Aaron Evans, Aasysia Townsell, Abra Boiling, Ashley Burnett, Bexton Carmichael, Brittain Peck, Brittney Drakeford, Conchetta Davis, Elisa Fox, Jaleesa Bartley, Jennifer Moore, Jeremy Brown, Jordan Powell, Karen Barnes, Lucas, Kayla Lewis, Katie Ford, Keyshia Tamar Haithcock, Krystal Fullwood, LeShari Clemmons, Luis Cesar Frias Leal, Quandrick Hagans, Raashita Connelly, Takisha Wise and Tomi Balgoun.

Center for Visual Artists: Opening reception for 5 th annual summer art camp student exhibition and celebration, Dirty Fingernails. An art-filled interactive celebration and fundraiser. Explore sale on children’s art work, a silent art auction and all donations received during celebration will support the CVA Scholarship Program for young artists.

Green Hill Center for NC Art: View NCAC Fellowship exhibition, peruse the local art in the Shop @ Green Hill Center while listening to the sounds of local musicians from 6-8 p.m.

Indie Market;S. Elm and MLK: The Indie Market is a place where local artists and crafts people come together for an open air market of handmade and vintage items, with a little music thrown in for shopping pleasure. Vendors this month include Bagel’s Buttons, Horse ‘O Peace Ranch, Carver Crafts & Jewelry, LuLu Lather’s Vintage Felted Soap and Rainbow Tea.

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum; 134 S. Elm Street: The museum will celebrate First Friday with Cufflinx Band featuring Dema. Whether it’s jazz, reggae, R&B or gospel, this multi-layered band brings a wealth of experience, talent and style to the evening. The museum will also offer extended tour hours of its permanent exhibition, The Battlegrounds. Free admission into lobby area.

Lyndon Street Artworks; 205 Lyndon St.: Enjoy refreshments, wander through the building, and talk with artists in their studios. Meet artists demonstrating their techniques. Purchase or commission something of your very own and support the arts and artists in your own community today. Lyndon Street Artworks features more than 40 local artists’ working studios.

Mack and Mack; 220 S. Elm St.: Drop in to Mack and Mack’s showroom 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. Refreshments.

Old Photo Specialists; 320-B S. Elm St.: Showcasing the work of local artist Vance Garvin. Vance captures the essence of portraiture through his work in pencil, oil, pastel and watercolor.

Sew Bu2ful Designs & the Honey Bun Boutique: 219 Summit Ave.: Featuring Eye Art by Araneetae makeup application and cake sampling by Sebastian’s Dessertery Cake Boss. Wine and chocolate served.

Studio B; 520 S. Elm St.: Browse Artista Orlando Silva’s Beautiful Forms summer sale exhibit, with all art work 50 percent off. Live music and refreshments.

Winter Light Gallery & Art Studios: 410 Blandwood Ave.: Jerry Cartwright Found Objects exhibit. Jerry Cartwright is a master of multimedia using photography, found objects and objects created to present an array of wonderful and unique art! Winter Light artists include Jerry Cartwright, Chase Ferguson, Vicki Johnson, Kathy Brusnighan, 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.: Featured artist is Durham painter Barbara Rohde. Works in watercolors and acrylics, often building vibrant layers of transparent colors to create abstract and realistic pictures. Professionally trained as an art educator, she currently teaches watercolor painting in Durham. The gallery will also present a theme show,The Dog Days of Summer, and will display the latest works of all 15 Yew Tree artists.