first friday calendar

by Brian Crean


Artworks Gallery: 564 Trade Street

Artworks Gallery presents a twoperson exhibit of intaglio prints by Emily Drew Mash, and cast glass record albums, entitled Sound Affects by Jody Danner Walker. Opening reception Friday night.

Emily Drew Mash’s prints contain imagery of birds, birdwings, and feathers. Mash studied printmaking and French at Wake Forest University and received her BA in studio art in 2007. Upon graduation she recieved the King Award for her Amazing Grace series. Her work is part of several private collections including the permanent art collection at Wake Forest University.

Jody Danner Walker was exhibited in a 2008-9 juried show at the Smithsonian Institution, is currently exhibited at the Corning Museum of Glass and is consistently included in the prestigious annual auction for Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School. She teaches advanced classes on kilnformed glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, universities, and private studios around the world, and, in her studio, Warm Glass Gallery and Studio, in Clemmons.

Chelsee’s Coffee Shop and More: 533 N. Trade St.

Beginning during October’s Gallery Hop on Friday and running through Nov. 12, enjoy the whimsical iron work of master craftsman Ira DeKoven.

For more than 40 years, Ira DeKoven has designed and executed architectural and in-home ironwork, which is functional and beautiful. His unique creations are included in the permanent collection of the Asheville Art Museum as well as in many private and public installations across the country. Ira studied at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Turley School of Blacksmithing in Santa-Fe, New Mexico, as well as Cranbrook School of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

5IVE & 40RTY: 541-A Trade St.

Featuring paintings by Mike Shepherd, a selftaught visual artist and musician who currently resides in the artistically fertile soil of Winston- Salem.

Shepherd’s paintings offer a glimpse into a world just slightly more bizarre than this one. He uses densely layered acrylic paint to render polarized images among fields of jarringly bold colors. The subject matter ranges from unabashedly cute animals, to awkward high school yearbook photos, to elements of advertising from the latter half of the 20 th century.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6 th St.

Featuring Standing on Promises new work by local artist Ricky Needham, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., on view thru Oct. 30. For more information contact Millicent Greason-Spivak, 336.722.2345 or

Ricky Needham paints worlds where crime does not exist and people of all races love each other. Ricky’s paintings and drawings are complex; filled with color, beauty and fun-filled activity. His goal is to promote peace, happiness, respect and harmony through his vision of a perfect world.

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.

The Other Half: 560 N. Trade St.

Featuring warlocks, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, witches, ghouls, vampires and of course trick or treat. We love Holloween. Open 7-10 p.m. for First Friday.

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 / S. ELM ST. Ambleside Gallery; 528 S. Elm St.

Presenting Urban and Equine, an exhibition of dramatic downtown scenes of New York City and Greensboro as well as paintings of horses and their riders by Greensboro artist Jan Lukens.

Salon Blu; 238 S. Elm St.

Featuring Roots by Candace Pryor AKA ArTaCroBat, showing through Oct. 31. Influenced by Frida Kahlo and Kara Walker, the UNCG artist uses bold, vibrant colors and graphic lines to render her symbolic themes of social justice.

Center City Park; 200 N. Elm St.

Enjoy live music from Matty Sheets & the Blockheads at 6 p.m., Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth at 7 p.m. and Israel Darling at 8 p.m. Crafts from Mischief Makers Handmade Market and fun activities for children.

Elements Gallery; 602 S. Elm St.

Featuring raku clay artists displaying clay firing technique and meet the artists that create these extraordinary pieces. Everything from buttons to sculptures, small pots to giant vases and wall plaques — there’s no limit. Refreshments. Featured artists: Pat Foeller, Jeremy Lea, Betty Recoulley, Paul Smith and Meta Moore.

Green Bean Coffeehouse; 341 S. Elm St.

Featuring North Carolina Landscapes by Chip Bristol of the Sanctuary. From the Mountains to the Coast celebrates the beauty of our state. The paintings are oil or pastel and seek to represent diversity of landscape and the moods found all around us. Opening Reception at 6:30pm.

Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St.

DRAWN IN is a free evening of open drawing for the public and artists, students and doodlers of all ages. This collaborative drawing party celebrates the many approaches to drawing on display in Drawing Revisited. First Friday visitors can enjoy music and refreshments while visiting the exhibition or participate in drop-in activities from working on personal sketches, collaborating on a floor mural or watching their drawings become characters in an animated video game.

Indie Market; corner of S. Elm and MLK The October First Friday Indie Market will take place from 4-9 p.m. at the corner of South Elm and MLK in Downtown Greensboro. 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. Some of the local talent for the October market includes Shard Times, art by Meghan Thomson, Flytrap Studios, Gate City GlitterZ and DMW Woodworking.

Jules Antiques; 530 S. Elm St.

Displaying new collection of exclusive European designer jewelry as well as furniture and accessories from around the world, fine art, vintage jewelry and hand knotted Persian rugs.

Lyndon Street Artworks; 205 Lyndon St.

Lyndon Street Artworks features more than 40 local artists’ working studios. Erik Ström will be demonstrating his painting talents for us on the stage. Watch Erik sling some paint, chat with him about his techniques, or ask for a signed copy of the children’s book “Wishful Thinking”, written by Max McNamara and illustrated by Joshua Hendry and Charlotte and Erik Ström.

Charlotte Ström creates original pieces of artwork in various mediums and in various sizes at a variety of prices. See if there is a piece and subject matter that speaks to you. Purchase a copy of “Wishful Thinking” from Charlotte in the studio.

Susan Ridenour has large pinched bowls made entirely with her fingers and thumbs, capturing an organic feel that invites touch and use. These pieces’ glazes are food safe and can go into a microwave or in a low temperature oven. See a variety of colors and sizes.

Kelly de Silva is a new artist at Lyndon Street and expresses herself through her abstract non-objective acrylic canvases. Her paintings include textures and colors that have evolved into expressions of personal and spiritual growth; inspired by special people and experi ences.

Erik Beerbower, sculptor at Lyndon Street Artworks, is always creating new work. Talk to him about a project you have in mind for yourself, or about an existing sculpture of his that you’d like to own. Enjoy refreshments, wander through the building and talk with artists in their 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.

Winter Light Gallery & Art Studios; 410 Blandwood Ave.

Featuring Jane Smith, a well known Greensboro artist who paints a variety of subjects in oil paint. She is especially well recognized for her still life and interesting “tablescapes” of bottles, glasses and vessels from the cupboard.

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

The Yew Tree Gallery; 604 S. Elm St.

View Sea Stories — works of several interpretations of a nautical still life plus other paintings that tell us about the sea. Also, each of Yew Tree’s 15 artists will have individual work on display with a variety of styles and content and featuring well-known Greensboro watercolor artist Chuck McLachlan. View his works or take his watercolor class at the gallery.