first friday calendar

by Jordan Owens


African American Atelier; 200 N. Davie St. Annual exhibition showcasing youth participants in the Atelier Around the World Afterschool Arts Program and the Murals, Minds and Communities Summer Camp.

Ambelside Gallery; 528 S. Elm St. 336.275.9844 International group exhibition featuring Mexican artist Noe Katz, Italian artist Dino Paravano, English artist Matthew Hiller and California artist Dennis Curry.

Center for Visual Artists; 200 N. Davie St.; 336.333.7485; Opening of Paper Planes, CVA’s first “lock-in” exhibition. Featuring a series of installations created in a 24 hour time span using paper.

Design Archives Vintage and Handmade Emporium; 342-344 S. Elm St.; Open house to introduce new artisans to the Handmade and Vintage Emporium. Mike Kenny will perform.

Elements Gallery; 526 S. Elm St. Featuring 45 North Carolina painters, potters, print makers, glass artists, wood turners, fiber artists, sculptors and jewelry artists. Portraits created on sight by local artist Terry Croom.

Elsewhere Collaborative; 606 S. Elm St.; 336.549.5555; Grand opening of the Insideout Theatre Performance featuring international artist Laurencio Carlos Ruiz’s experimental puppetry.

First Friday Indie Market, corner of S. Elm St. and MLK; An open-air market featuring handmade and vintage items.

Green Hill Center for NC Art; 200 N. Davie St. The Gallery Nomads Down East exhibit explores the state’s regional art scene with mini exhibits curated by seven North Carolina art spaces.

Jules Antiques & Fine Art; 530 S. Elm St. Jules is completely rearranging the upstairs gallery to feature a new collection of original art including several large pieces from Agnes Preston-Brame.

The Studio & Gallery; 109 N. Cedar St. An exhibition about animals in art and design. Featuring artwork, sculpture, home furnishings, lighting, rugs and animal beds.

Winter Light Gallery; 410 Blandwood Ave. A collection of original coastal art from Winter Light artists.


Artworks Gallery; 564 N. Trade St.; 336.723.5890; Opening reception featuring artists Mitzi Shewmake and James Gemma. Shewmake is showing cement and clay sculptures. Gemma is showing geometric abstract paintings.

Inter_Section Gallery and Art Space; 629 N. Trade St.; 336.817.1248; Pop and Lock, a showcase of pop art and hip hop by Shanthony Exum, also known as Miss Eaves.

Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery; 601 N. Trade St; 336.725.1516; www.piedmontcraftsmen. org An exhibition featuring ceramic artists Julie Olson and Dina Wilde-Ramsing.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6th St.; 336.722.2345; Opening reception of the Community Arts Mosaic. Featuring a wall of mosaics showing off the talents, skills and ideas of community artists.

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