FIRST THURSDAYS (and/or Saturdays) ON GRAND
This month’s First Thursdays event falls on the first but some of the galleries are now celebrating on Saturday as well … or instead.
This is arguably the best show that Panorama Framing has ever hosted. The quilts, designed by middle and high school students in workshops coordinated by the Social Justice Sewing Academy, are absolutely gorgeous; couldn’t be more topical or more provocative. As the Sewing Academy argues in their Mission Statement, “In our quilts, art becomes a shield and a weapon, a megaphone for unheard voices, a bridge to unite communities.” The reception with wine and small bites will be this Thursday AND Saturday from 6 – 8 pm and the show will remain hanging through the month of August. FYI: Shop owner, Patrick Cheatham is tentatively planning a special event later in the month that will include some of the student artists.
Alchemy Bottle Shop ‘s Second-Floor Gallery is hosting a show of watercolors by Molly Champlin titled Signs and Signals. The above painting (titled Lake Tower) is in keeping with her artist’s statement:
My art explores the disconnect from the physical world caused by a deepening reliance on technology. Presently, the primary subjects of my paintings are abandoned and outdated technology: old TVs, circuit boards, recycling centers, junkyards, and cluttered storefronts.
510 Brand will be dedicating an entire wall to artwork by Stitch along with new works by Shop Manager, Natalina Simi + a late addition, artist Michael Johnson. Thursday night from 6 – 10 pm, look for a nice spread with complimentary drinks, snacks and a DJ. They’ll be open Saturday night until 10 pm as well.
The Libertine is continuing to feature Josh Stevenson’s nudes printed on aluminum that focus on the interplay between light and shadows.