FIRST THURSDAYS ON GRAND
Being that this month’s First Thursday falls on July 4th, this month’s art walk is going to be a bit more challenging than usual. I haven’t spoken to everybody but I do know that Alchemy Bottle Shop will be closed on the 4th – but their current show stays up for another week or so. Panorama Framing and Urban Furniture may or may not be open on the 4th, but both will be hosting opening night receptions for new shows on Saturday, July 6. Five-Ten Brand is the one shop that definitely plans to be open on July 4, and they have a pre-fireworks party planned with lots of new artwork adorning their walls. Hours are 6 – 8pm unless otherwise noted.
The Opening Night Reception at Panorama Framing on Saturday, July 6, sounds like a blockbuster – featuring quilts designed by middle and high school students in workshops coordinated by the Social Justice Sewing Academy.
510 Brand is focusing this month on three artists: Natalina Simi (the Shop Manager), Alex Sodaci and STITCH. On July 4, look for a nice spread with complimentary drinks and snacks. 6 – 9 PM.
Urban Boutique and Furniture will be hosting a reception on Saturday, July 6, with snacks and beverages, beginning at 6:30 for a show of paintings by Zoe Oliver-Grey.
Alchemy Bottle Shop will be closed on the 4th but their show of highly detailed artwork by Oakland-based artist Kayleen Dejesus will be up for another ten days or so – to be replaced in time for a July 13th Opening Night Reception featuring paintings by Molly Champlin. Hours are 5 – 7 pm.
Jau Jou Studio is continuing to exhibit contemporary photographs that look vintage by Kait DeAngelis. The show is titled “Bay Area Nostalgia.”
The Libertine is continuing to feature Josh Stevenson’s nudes printed on aluminum that focus on the interplay between light and shadows.