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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY

March 1-30

Sunny Goode

“Evolving: A Year of Transformative Work” Oil Paintings                                 

THE UP FRONT GALLERY

March 1-30

Richard Niles - Photography

Graham Gilmer – Photography

“Wilderness Images”

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Annual Lynchburg City Schools Youth Art Exhibition and Art Crawl

Children’s art work, Kindergarten through High School

Music by Kim & Jimbo Cary

Catering by Peakland Catering


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  2PM-4PM

 ART EXPEDITIONS  |  WATERCOLORS

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about types of art and try your hand at different art techniques. This month, explore watercolors as we create a new project each week!

This program is free with museum admission or membership.


GRASSROOTS LOCAL MARKET

1300 Main Street  |  4PM-8PM

 HAPPY HOUR AND SEASONAL SAMPLING

Grassroots will be hosting our first Happy Hour from 4 PM to 8 PM, allowing grocers to grab a wine or beer from our bar while grocery shopping. Purchases of individual wine and beer in store during Happy Hour will also allow you to sample hor d'oeuvres made with in store ingredients. We will also have special First Friday sales and samples including Irish Sodabread to start off our seasonal items leading up to St Patrick's Day.


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

LYNCHBURG MUSEUM CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH SPECIAL FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBIT “WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE”

March 1–8, 2019

As part of First Friday’s in Lynchburg, the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will have extended hours on Friday, March 1, from 5p.m. until 8p.m. This month, the Museum will display items from its collection that showcase women in the workforce in 20th-century Lynchburg. Admission to the Museum is free.

 

Women have always played a major role in shaping Lynchburg’s economy. In the 20th century local women entered new industries and businesses as social attitudes towards work evolved. Both World Wars challenged women to even greater participation in the traditional workforce. The museum will feature items from local businesses like the Craddock-Terry Shoe Company, General Electric, and Virginia Laundry Company showcasing female employment. Items from professions like nursing and teaching, as well as women’s service during war times, will also be on display.


All materials will remain on display until Friday, March 8. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10a.m.-4p.m., and Sunday, 12noon-4p.m. For more information, call (434) 455-6226 or visit lynchburgmuseum.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@LburgMuse).


renaissance theatre

1022 Commerce Street  |  5PM - 7:30PM

The Seven Hills Art Club is excited to call The Renaissance Theater our new gallery home. 

During the month of February thru March we will feature a variety of art by our club members. March 1, 2019 which is first Friday we will host a reception from 5pm to 730pm. Our art will be available for purchase during this time and ongoing with events at the Theater. 


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

Opening Reception for  Political Discourse, group exhibition of George Lorio, Howard Skrill, and Jenny Wu. Artist talks planned for 6:30pm. 

RIVERVIEWS ARTISTS CO-OP

Opening for Signs of Spring exhibition of all Co-Op members. Monthly Featured Artist is Phyllis Hollenbeck with her Out of the Box series. 

Second Floor Studios will be open!

These events are free and family-friendly


SPEAKERTREE

901 Jefferson Street, Suite G7  |  7PM-10PM

BOLD ROCK PRESENTS: STRONG WATER & JAKE ZIEGLER & THE LOCALS

Strong Water - The Lucky Tour: Powered by Bold Rock

With rocking Folk/Americana tunes infused with bold and strong, yet smooth and sweet sounds and influences, Strong Water is embarking on a tour this March in partnership with Bold Rock Hard Cider to get people feeling lucky. Local support by Jake Ziegler & The Locals.

7PM
$5 at the door


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

PAPER CIRCUITS

It's electric! Learn about and make a paper circuit to take home. And, add to our giant 4x8' crowd sourced paper circuit! It's like the choose-your-own-adventure of electronics. As always, First Friday is free and family-friendly. Makerspace tours will be available via Vector Space members.

This event is free and family-friendly.


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

LYNCBHURG ART CLUB TO PRESENT “OTHER VOICES”,

AN EXHIBITION BY AMY BURCZYK, VERONICA DELUZE, AND ERIC KJESETH

The March exhibit at the Lynchburg Art Club, “Other Voices,” will showcase the work of Amy Burczyk, Veronica DeLuze, and Eric Kjeseth. The exhibit will open on First Friday, March 1, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will run through Sunday, March 24.

Amy Burczyk takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the everyday world and often presents that world as if seen from the viewpoint of a child. She says, “I am always amazed at the openness of children, their sense of wonder and their ability to cope in a world gone mad!”

Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Originally from Wisconsin, she likes to say she has “run away to Wonderland (aka Lynchburg, Virginia). She has taken art classes, been in art shows, and has illustrated a children’s book. Her love of art was encouraged when she won a first place ribbon for a poster in the second grade. She feels her philosophy of life is a “combination of a Forrest Gump box of chocolates and the free will to choose the caramel,” and she hopes never to lose her child-like (as opposed to childish) sense of wonder, play, and acceptance.

Veronica DeLuze paints for the love of creating. She is largely self-taught but has taken a number of classes at the Academy Center of the Arts with Kenneth Weinfurtner and some individual lessons with Chris McKinney. She finds painting joyful and sometimes technically difficult, but she is usually surprised and happy with the finished painting. Originally from Saylesville, Rhode Island, she’s been a wife, mother, and has a Master’s Degree in Professional Services-Gerontology. Veronica has also lived in New York, Texas, and Colorado before retiring to Forest, Virginia. She has traveled extensively, believing that travel enhances a person’s viewpoint and allows the artist a broader perspective. She says, “Whether crafting, drawing, painting, or taking a photograph, the concept of capturing an idea or image from my own point of view is very satisfying.”

Erik David Kjeseth was born in Chicago and grew up in Denver and Minneapolis. His family traveled extensively in Africa, specifically in Namibia and Zimbabwe, and settled in South Africa. Eric says he “grew up with an ever-changing Africa and its many complexities and transformations over the years.” Most recently he lived in Cape Town, South Africa, where he had the great opportunity to work with a diverse community of artists. As an artist, he enjoys experimenting with a wide variety of techniques and styles, including graphic design, illustration, and portraiture. His main medium is acrylic paint, often mixed with pastel chalk and charcoal. He says he doesn’t have a set style but keeps learning and exploring. He tries to push the boundaries with his mixed media work: “One thing that remains constant is my love of the tribal aesthetic and African influence in my artwork. Although I find myself in the beautiful city of Lynchburg which is my residence and home, I find that I still have significant bond with the African continent.”

This event is free and family-friendly.