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

See works by Alicia Armstrong at The Mahler during First Friday.Courtesy of The Mahler
Art exhibits and events during the First Friday Art Walk for Nov. 2 in Raleigh.
November First Friday at Artspace
Artspace, 201 E. Davie St
First Friday receptions: All 6 to 10 p.m.
Lobby: It’s Dia de los Muertos! Dia de los Muertos – Ofrenda Celebration! Nov. 2. Come celebrate with us and see Peter Marin’s “Ofrenda” installation, and indulge in a Videri chocolate and Pan de Muertos tasting, all while enjoying traditional Mexican music.
Upfront Gallery: “Sugar Coated,” Jillian Ohl, Nov. 2-24. Jillian Ohl explores the personal lives of cereal mascots and the brands they have represented for decades through installation and illustrations.
November First Friday with Block2
Block2 Gallery, 233 Fayetteville St.
First Friday reception: times vary
“Stop,” by Jason Mitchan and Gerco de Ruijter, video, on view dusk until 3 a.m.
“OMAi Mapping Stories: Downtown Raleigh Session,” by OMAi, 6 to 9 p.m. Animated Digital Projections, Animating Downtown Raleigh for First Friday, Popping up in Downtown Raleigh.
Virtual and Augmented Reality as Tools for Design and Engagement
COR, 220 Fayetteville St.
First Friday reception: 5:30 to 9 p.m., on view through December
An evening presentation and demonstration of the potential of VR/AR through the eyes of designers, researchers and educators
Sara Buxton
ERA Dream Living Realty, 311 S. Harrington St., Suite 100
First Friday reception: Contact for hours
Come out and visit ERA Dream Living Realty this First Friday when we welcome back in one of our favorite artists, Sara Buxton and Oak City Revival. Complimentary beer and wine will be served, and you will get a chance to meet the artist and the rest of the ERA Dream Living Realty crew.
Gallery C First Friday shows
Gallery C, 540 N. Blount St.
First Friday reception: Contact for hours
“Backroads Photography: The Odyssey Continues” by Watson Brown; opening reception – Please join Charlene Newsom and Watson Brown as we celebrate his newest exhibition. Brown has become one of the South’s best known photographers, capturing images that record how we live today while evoking memories of a place we once knew and loved. His unique style and use of color, texture and overlays create haunting works of art that transcend traditional photography to become watercolors and oil paintings of life in Eastern Carolina. He is the only photographer to have had his works shown in the Rotunda of the North Carolina State Capitol. His social media fame on Facebook and Instagram has brought a huge following, resulting in features on UNC-TV’s “My Home,” “The Muse” and “Carolina Weekend” and WRAL-TV 5’s “Tarheel Traveler.” “Garden and Gun,” “The Salt” and “Eastern Carolina Living” magazines have also told his amazing story.
Horace Farlowe (1933-2006), sculptures and paintings from the 1970s-2000s, on view through Nov. 14 – Farlowe (1933-2006) was a talented artist, activist and teacher who held no less than five professorships over the course of his career. His sculptures, though often monumental in scale, have such an emotional quality to them that it would be impossible to deny his devotion to the craft. Farlowe’s sculptures can be viewed in the permanent collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Greenville Museum of Art and at university campuses throughout the United States. This exhibition showcases sculptures, paintings and drawings from Farlowe’s career through the 1970s until the early 2000s. “My first studies in art were in a school of architecture. This introduction to art was responsible for many years of research trying to create a sculpture that is a reflection of me and not an obvious influence by others. Now I find forms related to architecture and the space that architecture defines is of primary importance to me. As with all artists, I am constantly in search of a ‘new’ sculpture. For me, change is necessary for growth in my work. This change can be instant, or it can take place over a long period of time. It is not significant when we seek new directions, but it is important that we be aware that new directions are a must in art. The most essential advice anyone can give to an artist is to always ‘keep working.'” -Horace Farlowe (1933-2006)
Something for Everyone
Imurj, 300 S. McDowell St., Suite A
First Friday reception: Contact for hours
Come down and enjoy the opening reception for Imurj’s November gallery exhibit, “Something for Everyone.” In the spirit of supporting and celebrating emerging artists, this exhibit opens the doors of exhibiting to any style and level of artist. “Something for Everyone” is unjuried and features a scattershot array of the Triangle’s artists across any working medium. “Something for Everyone” also refers to you as well! The exhibit aims to help everyone find local artwork more approachable, as well as affordable. Every work will be available for no more than $125. Come buy some unique gifts just in time for the autumn chill! Featured Artists include: Atiya Batts, Dean Bucher, Lynn Alker, Kimmy Florentino, Rainy Ray Saena and more to be announced! Also enjoy Imurj’s brand-new cafe offerings, including cold salads, sandwiches and wraps. At 9 p.m., doors open for 8-Bit Disaster’s Annual Halloween Party. This time, Resident Evil themed! Check that out on Facebook!
Anything Goes: Our annual juried exhibit featuring works of various media from 64 local artists
Litmus Gallery and Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Dec. 13
Sisters XII: Better by the dozen!
Local Color Gallery, 311 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9:30 p.m., on view through Nov. 30
Raleigh-native Mary Beth Owen and Virginia Owen; potter, jeweler and painter are back for their 12th annual show. Come join us, meet and interact with the Owen sisters and other Local Color artist Friday night.
New Works at The Mahler Fine Art
The Mahler Fine Art, 228 Fayetteville St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.
VAE November First Friday Shows
VAE, 309 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m.
The LAB. Computer-Generated Imagery, 1908 by Eddie Lohmeyer, on view through Dec. 28
VAE Main Gallery. IMBY,” on view through Nov. 24. An interactive, open source city building project in partnership with AIA Triangle.
The CUBE. “Stacked,” by Yvette Cummings Arendt, on view through Dec. 8


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