What's happening during Raleigh's First Friday Art Walk?

See work by Olivia Hockaday at Retro Modern Furnishings.

Art exhibits and events during the First Friday Art Walk for February 3 in Raleigh.

Location Known, Gail Biederman, Chad Erpelding & Travis Head
Artspace (Gallery One), 201 E. Davie St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 3 to March 11

In this group show featuring textiles, paper collage and drawing, artists explore identity through the process of mapping. Real and abstract information are combined to create encoded narratives that provide viewers with a complex understanding of the places depicted. Chad Erpelding’s multilayered cut-paper aerial maps, Gail Beiderman’s felted forms based on geographic place and Travis Head’s documentary drawings all expand our sense of what maps mean and how they serve as personal guides.

Magic Realist, Susan Brabeau
Artspace (Upfront Gallery), 201 E. Davie St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 3 to 25

Through the month of February, the Upfront Gallery at Artspace will feature the realistic oil paintings of Artspace Studio Artist Susan Brabeau. Brabeau’s imagery appeals to the viewer on several levels: bringing forth moods and sentiments of a bygone era, creating an illusion of life so completely that the viewer can almost hear the sounds within an image.

About Place, Greg McLemore & Barbara Campbell Thomas
Artspace (Gallery Two), 201 E. Davie St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., on view until Feb. 25

This exhibition will showcase the work of two artists who have fully immersed themselves in the places they live; Climax, North Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland. Both artists convey the essence of their lives as they relate to these particular and very different environments. Color and pattern are at the forefront of McLemore’s representational surrealism, as well as Campbell-Thomas’ rhythmic abstractions, creating a cohesive thread between two distinct bodies of work.

Corridor Exhibitions, Carrie Alter, Paula Baumann, Andie Freeman, Celia Gray, Judy Keene and Don Mertz
Artspace (1st & 2nd Floor Corridors), 201 E. Davie St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., on view until March 25

Artspace Long Pose Figure Study Exhibition
Artspace (Studio 208), 201 E. Davie St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 3 to 25

Artspace Satellite Exhibitions with Community Triangle Partners

  1. Allison Tierney, HQ Raleigh, 310 S.Harrington St.
  2. Ryan Cummings, more, 116 N. West St.

First Friday receptions: Contact satellite locations for First Friday hours; on view until March 25

DARNING MEMORY, works by Leatha Koefler, Mary Starke and Ely Urbanski
Block Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St.
First Friday reception: 5 to 7 p.m., on view until March 24

Working with fabric and thread is a purposeful and sometimes self-imposed restriction employed by the artists in Darning Memory. Each artist comes to these material choices by different paths, but they all utilize them to navigate memory and entice the viewer to weave their personal attachments and associations to these recognizable objects and images. They use crafting as a strategy to examine memories and even implore a bit of nostalgia.

Without War Paint, by Mathew Curran
CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: Free admission 6 to 10 p.m.

Join us for a surprise pop-up performance, food trucks, middle school docents, a Creation Station and more. Mathew Curran’s practice merges his formal training in printmaking and graphic design with methods honed through countless hours spent tagging, pasting and stenciling in public spaces. While his techniques and style are influenced by street art, his subject matter is derived from experiences with the wildness of nature. From a large-scale mural in the Street Gallery to delicate cut stencil imagery in our Media Lab, the exhibition showcases a wide range of Mathew’s mixed-media expertise.

0-11, by Boris Bidjan Saberi
CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: Free admission 6 to 10 p.m., on view until May 7

White Gold, by Thomas Sayre
CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: Free admission 6 to 10 p.m., on view until Feb. 5

New Oils by Bert Beirne
Gallery C, 540 N. Blount St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view until March 15

The LGBT Center of Raleigh presents Matt Tomko
LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view until March 1

Watercolors by Linda Dallas
Linda Dallas’ Art Studio, 606 N. Blount St.
First Friday reception: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Join me for February First Friday. My special guest artists are Anne Terry and Gwen Weaver. It’s the perfect place to find a creative gift and card for your Valentine. We have delicious art and yummy chocolates waiting just for you.

Impromptu, Group Exhibit by Litmus Resident Artists
Litmus Gallery and Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view until Feb. 22

Litmus Gallery and Studios resident artists are presenting a group exhibit. The exhibit contains a collection of paintings, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, assemblage art, photography and sculptural weaving.

Heart Of Existence
Local Color Gallery, 311 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9:30 p.m., on view until Feb. 25

Open your heart to the beautiful and diverse work of Local Color artists Pamela Zoog and Margo White! Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

The Nature of Things: New Works featuring Diane Pyun & Kimberlee Maselli, Lynda Harris
Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery, 719 N. Person St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 8:30 p.m., on view until Feb. 25

From treelined meadows to lively seashores, “The Nature of Things” showcases new works by gallery artists Diane Pyun, Kimberlee Maselli & Lynda Harris. These acclaimed painters translate the land around us to canvas with skill and in their own personal fashion.

We Are Happy to Serve You
Lump, 505 S. Blount St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9pm, on view until March 1

“We Are Happy to Serve You” sets off a full month of spectacle as LUMP transforms from a grassroots DIY space to a community supported nonprofit project space. Founded by Bill Thelen and Med Byrd, Lump began as an artist-run gallery in 1996. Over the past 20 years, Thelen, Byrd and artists of Team Lump have served the North Carolina community, providing space for conceptual art while acting as a pipeline for conversation between North Carolina and the larger contemporary-art world. This February, we celebrate Lump and kick-start the next 20 years with required viewings: Over 20 collaborations and performances that you must see by artists you need to know.

Wayward Home, by Logan Wagoner (Illustration)
Trophy Tap & Table, 225 S Wilmington St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view February. 28

“My work is two parts imagination and one part confusion, but I always do my best to make sure it’s fun to look at. I find a lot of inspiration in getting outside and clearing my head. You’d be surprised how some of the best ideas come along when you aren’t looking for them.” — Logan Wagoner

The visual art exhibit will feature acrylic paintings by Anthony Garcia-Copian
MJH Gallery at United Arts, 410 Glenwood Ave.
(The entrance and parking lot are on Tucker Street.)
First Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., paintings on view until February. 24

Drop in between 6 and 8 p.m. for a laid-back evening. Light hors d’oeuvres, as well as beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided.

Original Paintings and Prints, by Olivia Hockaday
Retro Modern Furnishings, 300 W. Hargett St., Suite 24
(Store entrance on Dawson St.)
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view until March 6

Olivia Hockaday is an artist + designer based in Raleigh. She graduated from NC State College of Design. Her paintings range from abstract acrylic and watercolor pieces to more narrative works that focus on human form.

Pick 2 Juried Show
Tipping Paint Gallery, 311 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view until Feb. 25

Juried by Chris & Jenny Cimino of Lavish Raleigh, the show features 13 artists who took on our “Pick 2” Challenge. See what just two colors can do!

COSO ’17
VAE Raleigh, 309 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m.

A survey of contemporary work created by artists in the regional South, juried by artist and educator Sheetal Prajatapati

Elevation V2, by Brian Davis
VAE Raleigh, 309 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m.

A multipart installation consisting of interconnected elements that react with the viewer.

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