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

"Shadow Boxes" by Trish Brownlee will be on view at Artspace as part of the show "Art of War."

Art exhibits and events during the First Friday Art Walk for April 6 in Raleigh.

Moving On… to Watercolor Heaven
311 Gallery, 311 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., opening reception, on view until April 28

311 presents “Moving On…To Watercolor Heaven,” a double show. “Moving On” features the incredible kinetic art of Kevin Duval. You start the art moving and it moves seemingly forever… a dazzling display of color and movement. “To Watercolor Heaven” features four of North Carolina’s best watercolor artists: Rick Bennett, Amy Beshgetoorian, Janie Johnson and Patricia Williams.

Artspace March First Friday events
Artspace, 201 E. Davie St
First Friday receptions: All 6 to 10 p.m., FREE

Gallery One: “Art of War,” Trish Brownlee, Alicia Dietz + Folleh Tambah, Opening Reception, on view through May 12; ARTIST TALK with Trish Brownlee: April , noon. Each of these artists explores aspects of contemporary military experience. Through video, photography and sculpture, the viewer is able to better understand the nuanced and complex realities of military life. This exhibition is sponsored by Hargett Place + Paragon Bank.

Gallery Two: “Redress Papers,” Tyler Starr, on view through April 14. Tyler Starr’s mixed-media works on paper visualize unresolved issues of civil rights in his “Redress Papers” exhibition. The works are based on extensive investigation of primary documents relating to unsolved civil rights era murders. Starr’s project makes a reconstructive use of archives to reevaluate the past’s correlation to the present. Exhibition sponsored by Smith Anderson + McDonald York Building Company/ York Properties.

Upfront Gallery + Lobby: “Dad Library,” Sidney Stretz, Opening Reception, on view through April 28. This special tribute to dads invites them to celebrate their interests and engage in a space specifically designed for them. This space also becomes a sentimental environment for those that may have fathers that have passed, are estranged, or are separated by distance.

1st & 2nd Floor Corridors: “Spring Corridor Exhibition,” Anna Vaughn Creech, King Nobuyoshi Godwin, Constance Pappalardo + Sandra Wimbish, Opening Reception, on view through April 28. Final month to view the spring corridor member exhibition series!

Red Hat Lobby Satellite Exhibition (100 E. Davie St.): Sarah West, on view through May 12.

First Friday @ DFJ
Designed for Joy, 1906, 1104 W Cabarrus St.
First Friday reception: Contact for hours

We’d love to have you visit our living wage artisan program! Come have a glass of wine and browse our shop for locally made home decor and jewelry. Follow us on Instagram.

First Friday with Abie Harris
ERA Dream Living Realty, 311 S Harrington St., Ste. 100
First Friday reception: Contact for hours

We are ready to celebrate another First Friday Raleigh with everyone on April 6! We had a blast last month and are excited to open our doors again this week. We’ll have wine and beer for you to enjoy while viewing the incredible work of our featured local artist of the month, Abie Harris. Check out his website here: abieharris.com. Be sure to make us a stop on your First Friday route! Can’t wait to see you all!

OPENING RECEPTION: Best of North Carolina 2018
Gallery C, 540 N. Blount St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Please join Charlene Newsom in celebrating the much anticipated annual exhibition “The Best of North Carolina.” Gallery owner and art historian Newsom employs her broad knowledge of North Carolina art to curate an extensive collection of landmark pieces by important North Carolina artists. Some of the biggest names and best North Carolina art from the 19th and 20th Centuries are included in this year’s show. There will be two opening receptions for Best of North Carolina. The first is on Sunday, March 25th from 1 to 4 p.m. The second we will be open for First Friday on Friday, April 6th from 6 to 9 p.m.

Exposed:Nudes in Art, 30 Local artists showcasing original art interpretations of the nude, seminude and implied nude human form
Litmus Gallery and Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 25

Throughout history, representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Our goal for this annual exhibit is to discover how today’s artists explore and represent the human form.

First Friday @ Link
Link Apartments Glenwood South, 202 N. West St.
First Friday reception: Contact for hours, on view through May 26

Join us in our clubroom for some great music from local musicians Solar Bear, snacks, great company and, best of all, … find out if you are the lucky winner of our six months of FREE RENT drawing! It’s not too late to enter. Stop down and tour our beautiful community before April 6 for a chance to win; visit our website; or reach out to our friendly staff at Link Apartments for details.

Abstract View
Local Color Gallery, 311 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9:30 p.m., on view through April 28

Susan Peters, an emerging local artist, expresses abstract acrylics in mixed media with a unique flair. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

First Friday @ Lucarne
Lucarne, 309 Blake St.
First Friday reception: Contact for hours

This First Friday, we will have our delicious bahn mi sandwiches along with 32oz. cans of Miller High Life for $6, and glasses of Frose for $8! Live music will be provided by Blursome (@blursome), and we will displaying artwork from local artists!

Entanglements BY Elizabeth Bradford
The Mahler Fine Art, 228 Fayetteville St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., on view through May 12; reception with the artist, April 12

Gifts of Gold, visual art by WCPSS students
MJH Gallery at United Arts, 410 Glenwood Ave. Ste. 170 (The entrance and parking lot are on Tucker Street.)
First Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through April.

The “Visual Art Exhibit” features a selection of “Gifts of Gold” artwork that received special recognition. “Gifts of Gold” is the Wake County Public School System visual arts showcase presented annually in March along with “Pieces of Gold,” the student talent showcase. Artwork from students at the following schools received special recognition and will be on display: A.B. Combs Elementary, Apex Friendship High School, Athens Drive High School, Barwell Road Elementary, Davis Drive Middle, Dillard Drive Middle School, East Millbrook Magnet Middle School, Enloe Magnet High School, Green Hope High School, Heritage Elementary, Hilburn Academy, Pleasant Grove Elementary, Poe AIG/GT Magnet Elementary, Rolesville Elementary and Salem Middle School. Refreshments provided.

Feminine Spectrum
VAE, 209 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., on view through May 26


VAE is excited to present “FEMININE SPECTRUM,” a project that includes the work of 16 artists and a suite of nine programs created in collaboration with guest curator Stacey L. Kirby. This is the first curatorial project by artist Kirby that celebrates works by the creative community who identify as being on the feminine spectrum. Kirby takes a personal approach to the exhibition by selecting artists that have inspired her gender identity journey as a queer cis white female artist during her time in and outside of the South.

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St.
First Friday reception: until 9 p.m., Free

MPAA rating: PG-13-V; run time: 136 min. Starting at 6:30 p.m., this American-made film follows a group of idealistic German schoolboys who get caught up in the nationalistic fervor that helped lead to 1914’s European War. Oscar winner for best picture — and also nominated for best cinematography — this film is on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list. This is one in a monthly series of films meant to help interpret some of the scope and complexity of the Great War. Explore the exhibit North Carolina and World War I on Level 3 prior to the film. Lobby-level exhibits are open until 9 p.m.; the Museum Shop is open until 8 p.m. Major supporters of the exhibit North Carolina and World War I are the NC Museum of History Foundation and MOHA, the Museum of History Associates. Note: A simulated battlefield environment — including bright lights, flashing lights, and loud noises — in this exhibit may be disturbing to children or visitors with health concerns. In addition, some images may not be suitable for some visitors.

Efflorescence by Sarah Tector, Wire Art Installation
Port of Raleigh, 416 S. McDowell St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

A wire art installation inspired by the state or period of flowering.



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