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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Paul Huffer | Mid Century Impressions | Oil Paintings and Sculpture

UP FRONT GALLERY

Christina Davis | Acrylic Paintings

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Geraldine Kiefer | The James River & African American History | Etchings and Newsprints

Join the Academy for First Fridays Lynchburg as they unveil their latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional, and national artists presenting works in varying mediums. Refreshments will be served.

MUSIC: Ginger Paris and Lynchburg City Strings         CATERING: Peakland Catering

This event is free and family-friendly.


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  4PM

ART EXPEDITIONS  |  GUATEMALAN WORRY DOLLS

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about art, world traditions, and geography! At each stop, we’ll be exploring and celebrating a different culture and creating inspired artwork.  This week in Art Expedition visit the Americas and explore the art and history behind Totem Poles.

This program is free with museum admission or membership.


lynchburg diversity center

901 Jefferson Street, Suite 201  |  5:30PM - 8PM

FIRST FRIDAYS AT GALLERY 201

This event is free and family-friendly.


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

ITEMS FROM THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE GOOD SAMARITANS AND DAUGHTERS OF SAMARIA

The Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria was a predominantly African American fraternal order founded in 1847. By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Lynchburg citizens were members and were actively participating in meetings, rituals, and community leadership. The Lynchburg Museum has a rare and unique collection of items from this time and will display a variety of artifacts including documents, photographs, and regalia. This event is free and family-friendly.


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

Cheryl Edwards | The Reverence of Water and Its Relationship to Identity

A String Quartet from Lynchburg Symphony Youth Orchestra will also be performing in the Craddock-Terry Gallery

CO-OP GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR)

FEATURE ARTIST: Valerie Dowdy  |  FEATURE EXHIBIT: Somewhere Between Illusion & Reality

STUDIO 109 

EMERGING ARTIST: The Burden of Invisibility by Veronica Jackson.

The Burden of Invisibility addresses several internal queries arising from my plight as a black woman living in America; “What does it mean to be invisible?” “How does the designation of invisibility affect my identity and sense of self?” And yet when convenient, I am considered hypervisible: an exaggerated visibility that is subject for misidentification. These specific questions and statements contextualize the title of this exhibit which speaks directly to black women—a group historically disenfranchised in American society. A series made up of four individual yet integrated works of art, The Burden of Invisibility addresses the efforts I constantly employ to combat an environment indoctrinated to view me through a singular stereotyped lens, or not see me at all. The Burden of Invisibility also visually illuminates how black women are culturally valued or devalued, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or in their endeavors to mark space.

Artist talk will begin at 6:30pm.

Be sure to view all of the open Artist Studios throughout!

These events are free and family-friendly.


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

PAPERCRAFT

Make your sweetie a Valentine! We'll work with different types of papers to create a range of folded love notes. Mixed-media artist Pamela Winegard will offer origami instruction, with beginner options available for kids.

First Fridays at Vector Space is sponsored by The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.

This event is free and family-friendly.


THE WHITE HART CAFÉ

1208 Main Street  |  6PM - 9PM

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Perform or just watch! The stage is open for you: find music, poetry, and more.

Sign-ups begin at 5:30PM. Artists must provide their own instruments and materials for the night. 

This event is free and family-friendly.


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

87th Annual Georgia Morgan Civic Juried Art Show

The Georgia Morgan show has been held every year since 1932 and is named in honor of a founder and longtime member of the club. All participating artists live within a 35-mile radius of Lynchburg, and accepted work can include a wide range of media, from paintings and photographs to mixed media and sculpture.

The judge for this year’s show will be Barbara Rothermel, Director of the Daura Gallery and Associate Professor of Museum Studies at Lynchburg College. Dr. Rothermel holds a B.A. in art and cultural history with honors from Hood College, a Masters in Liberal Studies with a concentration in art history from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in museum studies from the University of Leicester. Dr. Rothermel is vice-president of the University Museums and Collections of the International Council of Museums (ICOM- UMAC). For fourteen years she was a member of the Board of the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (AAMG).

Dr. Rothermel has been Director of the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College since 1997. During her tenure, the Daura Gallery has expanded its mission, collections, and programming. The Gallery has become a significant presence on the campus and in the community through compelling exhibitions, educational opportunities, and programs. As associate professor and coordinator of museum studies, she was responsible for the establishment of an undergraduate minor in museum studies, which now attracts students from diverse academic disciplines who go on to both graduate programs and professional careers.

This event is free and family-friendly.