The galleries listed below have varying hours and not all will be open late for the First Thursdays event.
The Libertine has a spectacular show of original artwork by several dozen Bay Area tattoo artists that will be available for viewing during regular hours through the month of December. The show is organized and curated by Joe Paul, owner of Bell and Iron Tattoo.
The staff at 510 Brand is still recovering from a major remodel – not to mention the huge re-opening party that followed. Accordingly, their First Thursday’s event on December 5 may be a bit tamer than usual. The featured artist will be Justin Metoyer Mullon. Also known as “Jamm the artist”, he’s the coordinator and lead muralist for the non-profit, Attitudinal Healing Connection. Also look for “Fluid Dreams” by Jodi Parker; and new artwork by Nina Simi – who is also the artist responsible for 510 Brand’s line of Cranedeer merchandise. Hours are 6 – 9pm. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be offered.
Urban Furniture and Boutique will be hosting an Opening Night Artists Reception (this Thursday, December 5 from 6 – 9pm) for an exhibit of paintings by Marisa Kindsvater. Marisa is a graduate of the California College of the Arts and she teaches glass-blowing at the Crucible. Complimentary small bites and beverages will be served.
Due to staffing issues, the East Bay Photo Collectives show of photographs at Panorama Framing most likely won’t be open during evening hours but it’s a wonderful collection and, if you’re looking for a very special piece of art for holiday giving, check it out during their regular business hours.
Bay-Made (3295 Lakeshore) has a new show opening this week featuring gorgeous landscapes by self-taught, Oakland artist, Dean Holland. Open for viewing during regular shop hours. Opening Day Artist’s Reception, Saturday, December 7, 1 – 5pm
Jau Jou Studio has a new show of abstracts by Berkeley artist Gabe Weis. The show is available for viewing whenever the salon is open, but hours vary.
Earlier this month, Alchemy Bottle Shop celebrated the opening of an exhibit of artwork by Berkeley painter, illustrator and print maker Sanaa Khan. Alchemy’s second-floor gallery is open until 8pm during regular hours, unless a class or other special event is scheduled.
Alyce on Grand is continuing its exhibit entitled “Rhythm Constellations II”. It features pen on digital prints by Oluwafemi and digital photo collages by Jamica El. Open for viewing during regular shop hours.