first friday calendar

by Brian Crean


Artworks Gallery: 564 Trade St.

Artworks Gallery presents a three-person exhibit entitled Mystery, Memory and the Market, with Nelida Otero Flatow showing mostly encaustic wax on wood pieces, Alix Hitchcock showing encaustic wax on wood pieces and Kimberly Varnadoe showing Polaroid emulsion lifts. The opening reception is Sunday, November 7, 2 – 4pm.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Nel Flatow is a painter and printmaker with a BFA from Queens College, CUNY and a MALS degree from Wake Forest University. Alix Hitchcock teaches drawing at Wake Forest University and was Winston-Salem Artist of the

Year, sponsored by the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts. She has a BFA from UNC-G and a MA in painting from New York University. Kimberly Varnadoe is an Associate Professor of Art at Salem College. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Memphis, and her BFA from the University of South Alabama.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6th St.

Featuring H3oh! new work by the sister trio:

Hillary Hempstead, Heidi Hempstead & Heather Hempstead Meyer in conjunction with First Friday Gallery Hop (Show on view thru Nov 27th). “Kevlar tutu strapped on tight! Wand fully supercharged and safety is OFF!!!!!” — Amy Edwards


Featuring Arbitrary Cheese Log: Yart Sale II seedling Millicent Greason-Spivak in conjunction with First Friday Gallery Hop (Show on view thru Nov. 27). Approximate capricious discretionary erratic fanciful. Frivolous inconsistent injudicious irrational. Irresponsible offhand optional subjective. Supercilious willy-nilly superficial unaccountable accidental. Haphazard unreasonable fluky. Unscientific wayward casual shifting spasmodic. Willfully unexpected AND fortuitously random. SQUEEK!

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. 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.

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

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


Ambleside Gallery: 528 S. Elm St.

Exhibition of black-and-white photography

by renowned German/American photographer Fred Stein. Beautifully composed urban scenes of Paris and New York from the 1930s to the 1960s as well as portraits of numerous famous personalities of the time including Albert Einstein, Marc Chagall, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carl Sandburg and others.

Cultural Arts Center: 200 N. Davie St.

• African American Atelier, Davie St. level Colorfully Bold: The Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES. Explore the creative world of international award-winning artist and designer of the first United States Postal Stamp for the Kwanzaa holiday.

• Center for Visual Artists, Davie St. level Opening exhibition of Alter Ego. Artists often explore themselves through their artwork. A self portrait is a conscious and deliberate journey of self-discover. This exhibition examines all aspects of those identities, and expresses that exploration and subsequent reckoning visually.

• Greensboro Ballet – 3 rd floor See how Argentine music and dance form can influence ballet in Tangos and Tutus then stay for a tango lesson — FREE!

• Green Hill Center for NC Art, Davie St. level Meet the Artist @ the Shop with potter Kelly O’Briant. Her work in ceramics has made an expansive journey of form and material along side travels through North Carolina and abroad.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments.

Elements Gallery: 526 South Elm St.

Shop the holiday market for all your seasonal gifts including pottery, glass art and jewelry and view wheel pottery demo.

Indie Market: corner of South Elm and MLK

Open Air Market of handmade and vintage items, with a little music thrown in for shopping pleasure. Local talent includes Riverbasin Outfitters, Little Orange, Dani Keith Designs, Clara Marie’s Authentic Southern Bakery and Richard Ronsick. 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.

Jules Antiques: 530 S. Elm St.

Annual raffle and silent auction now through First Friday to benefit United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro and Downtown Greensboro Inc. Raffle items totaling $6,500 including African masks, costume jewelry sets, a 1920s English novelty nutcracker, a pair of tickets to Triad Stage and more. Participate in silent auction for four tickets to the Greensboro Ballet’s Nutcracker, a pair of season tickets to the

Greensboro Symphony, a model pond boat or dinner for four at Table 16. Purchase $10 raffle tickets at Jules Antiques, DGI or UAC. Preview of items from 5-7 p.m., drawing at 7:30 p.m.

Just Be: 352 S. Elm St.

Featuring handmade and fair-trade textiles including fingerless gloves for him and her, hats, scarves and textiles for bringing color to your Kitchen and other rooms in your home.

Lyndon Street Artworks: 205 Lyndon St.

See Susan Ridenour’s collection of footed, bowls and mugs. Erik Ström will be in his Ström Art Studio and available for consultations about special painting purchases and ask him about a layaway plan. He will also sign a copy of the children’s book, Wishful Thinking, written by Max McNamara and illustrated by Joshua Hendry and Charlotte and Erik Ström. Charlotte Ström can help you find the piece that is the perfect fit – size, price, color, subject matter. Warm up with hot cider, hotter chili and an even hotter bonfire.

Mack and Mack: 220 S. Elm St.

Experience inventive house band, the F-Art Ensemble, perform a special election show. Refreshments.

Old Photo Specialists: 320 S. Elm St.

Get a start on holiday shopping with a unique gift from OPS. Get a memorable picture restored or make a new memory with a holiday family picture. Owner Bill Heroy will be demonstrating his restoration technique, and artist Vance Garvin will be creating portraits in the studio.

Winter Light Gallery & Art Studios: 410 Blandwood Ave.

Carol Hamlin-A Variety of Works by Carol Hamlin is inspired by the natural world and the great variety of humanity. She paints a variety of subjects in oil, but particularly enjoys portrait painting. As an accomplished painter, Carol enjoys trying to capture the energy of light and atmosphere in her landscapes. Other 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.

Yew Tree Gallery: 604 S. Elm St.

Featuring Sea Stories exhibition and featured artist and watercolorist Maggie Fickett, who is well known for painting local homes, historic sites, interesting nooks and flowers around town.