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ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS

600 Main Street  |  5PM - 8PM

THE ANN WHITE ACADEMY GALLERY 

Lavely Miller-Kershman  |  "The New Work / 2019” | Acrylic Paintings

UP FRONT GALLERY

M. Alexander Gray  | Wood Cuts and Engravings

ARTS & EDUCATION LOBBY

Group Exhibition of over 23 Artists | Benefit for the Meals on Wheels Program

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: Daniel Kepel-Young     CATERING: Peakland Catering

This event is free and family-friendly.


AMAZEMENT SQUARE

27 9th Street  |  4PM

 ART EXPEDITIONS  

Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about types of art and try your hand at different techniques. Takes place in the Imagination Studio on the first floor.

This event is free with museum admission or membership


The Glass House

1019 Jefferson Street  |  7PM - 11PM

MUSHROOMHEAD HALLOWEEN TOUR 2019

Lynchburg Concerts Presents: MUSHROOMHEAD OFFICIAL's 2019 Halloween Tour

For OFFICIAL Tickets Visit: Eventbrite.com or Securely Purchase through Facebook's Eventbrite Integration above!

Friday, October 4th // All Ages
The Glass House 1019 Jefferson St. Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7pm

MUSHROOMHEAD brings their spooky, most extravagant Halloween Tour yet to VIRGINIA for 1 Night ONLY on Friday, October 4th! Special Guests: He Kill 3, Dead Superstar, and UnSaid Fate (official)

Tickets available for purchase through website.


LYNCHBURG MUSEUM

901 Court Street  |  5PM - 8PM

EXHIBIT: LOCAL SCOUT ORGANIZATIONS

As part of October’s “First Friday” activities, the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House will display images and items related to local scout organizations from the 1940s to 1980s. The Museum will have extended hours on Friday, October 4, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and all materials will remain on display throughout the weekend. Admission to the Museum is always free.

In 1908, the Boy Scouts of America was established and experienced a steady growth in attendance. The first Boy Scouts of America troop in Lynchburg was started in 1926. In 1912, the all-girl branch transformed from the “Girl Guides” into a new group known as the “Girl Scouts” under the leadership of Juliette Gordon Low. This special First Friday exhibit will showcase a number of photographs and objects related to these and other Lynchburg scouting organizations. On display throughout the weekend will be uniforms, photographs of early Lynchburg scouts members, instructional booklets detailing the age-old art of knot tying, starting fires, and much more.

This event is free and family-friendly.


RENAISSANCE THEATRE

1022 Commerce Street

ART EXHIBIT

Various Artwork displayed from Lynchburg Art Club

This event is free and family friendly.


riverviews artspace

901 Jefferson Street  |  6PM - 8PM

CRADDOCK-TERRY GALLERY

Artist Talk by Angus Carter at 6:30pm, Cold Fact exhibition continues.

CO-OP GALLERY (GROUND FLOOR) SUITE G3

Riverviews’ Artist Co-Op Gallery’s Featured Artist for October is David Eakin.

109 STUDIO GALLERY

Emerging Artist | Lori Stetson, opens her show “Wire and Whimsy”

FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY-

Pop-up Exhibition of paintings by Amy Burcyzk

STUDIO 108

Tiny Book Making activity open to all ages.

STUDIO 213

Dave Keebler will have his studio open featuring his paintings and photography by Stephanie Keebler.

STUDIO 107

Ferguson Fine Art and Antiques will be open with 20% off everything in the shop and a display of children's toys and miniature furniture from the 19th Century.

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

These events are free and family-friendly.


SCENE3

1107 Main Street | 5PM - 8PM

SKART a Skateboard Art Show

Several local artist were given a skateboard and given artistic freedom. Come see art from a different perspective!

This event is free and family friendly.


SPEAKERTREE

901 Jefferson Street, Suite G7 | 7PM - 11PM

TELEHOPE WITH OCEANIC AND LUCAS MEINERDING

Friday October 4th, 2019

7PM Doors / 7:30PM Show

$5 ADV /

Telehope
Lucas Meinerding
Oceanic

Tickets are available for $5 in advance.


vector space

402 5th Street  |  5PM - 8PM

PUMPKINS + POWER TOOLS

Vector Space is hacking pumpkins this month for First Friday! Participants will receive one pumpkin and a variety of tools and materials to create their own custom-designed squash. From drills to dremels, stretch your creativity with our tools. Last year this was a huge success, with pumpkin guts everywhere and makers of all ages creating delightful and frightful pumpkin art. Can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

"Each month we offer a free and family-friendly activity. Learn new skills, see demonstrations, and meet other makers."


ADDITIONAL FIRST FRIDAYS EVENTS OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG


Lynchburg Art Club

1101 Rivermont Avenue  |  5PM - 8PM

Geral Butler, Caroline Renard, and Rosalie Day White |  "Differences"

The Lynchburg Art Club’s October Exhibit, “Differences,” will feature the work of artists Geral Butler, Caroline Renard, and Rosalie Day White. The exhibit will open on First Friday, October 4, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will run through Sunday, October 27.

Geral Butler: “Trying to simplify and explore what to do with basic shapes, especially the circle, challenged me to paint the body of work in this show. I thoroughly enjoy using bold colors and seeing how they affect the shape next to them,” explains Geral. She adds that stamping, adding different papers, layering colors close in value all help to create the finished piece. For her process, she decides whether to use a grid, landscape or crucifix composition, then plans each section in order to have variety and unity in the overall painting. Her favorite part is the layering, using newspaper and other papers under neutral tones of acrylic paint. Some of the paintings have as many as five layers in areas on any canvas. The layers create the texture and depth of the finished work. She adds, “The process I use is like a journey that takes many turns and directions, but eventually ends up where I want it to go.”

Caroline Renard: “This body of work, completed during the summer of 2019, is all about my backyard, the lake, the flowers, sitting on the dock contemplating remembrances and apologies, being immersed in the garden. This is my art life. The crickets, flowers, bull and tree frogs, the mysterious night sounds of the South. Along with the paintings, I have created these same echoes in the pottery, the interpretations in the surface and glaze.” She adds, “I'm still finding new interests and challenges and making new friends along the way. I know that I have made honest art and that is all anyone can ask of an artist.” 

Rosalie Day White: Explaining the title of the show, “Differences,” Rosalie refers to a quotation by Henry David Thoreau, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” She goes on to explain, “When first you see differences, pause for a while and look! It makes it easier to see the similarities. I am trying for something more than visuals of daily life and the physical moods of the natural world we inhabit. A cabalist once said, if you wish to get hold of the invisible, you must penetrate as deeply as possible into the visible. I paint light, form, value and space; looking for what is essential . . . hoping to find something meaningful.” 

This event is free and family-friendly


MAGNOLIA FOODS

2476 Rivermont Avenue |  5PM - 8PM

ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS SATELLITE GALLERY

Kate McClure | Oil Paintings