Jau Jou Studio has a new show of artwork by Dominic Fontana whose “canvas” consists of galvanized sheet metal and whose “paints” consist of brightly colored reflective tapes. Thus the show title, “Taped Metal Canvas.”
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (next to Camino) is debuting a show of fine art by Caroline Stern. They will be simultaneously celebrating “Cuatro de Mayo” with Mexican-inspired food and refreshments, including (at my request) Negra Modelo.
Ruth Stroup Insurance will be hosting an Opening Night Reception for a show of paintings by Zach Cotham. Complimentary beverages and small bites will be served.
Panorama Framing is hosting an Opening Night Artist’s Reception for “Wooden Icons, Works by Laura Schatzkin.” Complimentary beverages and refreshments.
Baraka Gallery is continuing to highlight its inventory of beautifully crafted tiny beads from all over the world, but particularly from Africa and Asia. Sip a cup of tea while you browse as Shiffen always has the teapot on.
The Libertine has an ongoing show of extremely tasteful nude photographs by Josh Stevenson.
San Francisco Fiber: Try your hand at spinning wool – hosted by Kate Colwell.
510 Brand‘s walls are liberally covered with paintings by shop employees, Culling Cahayag, Nina Simi, and Natasha Reh – supplemented with handful of original drawings by Connor Burke, who works next door at Modigliani, plus wonderful prints by a student at the Oakland School for the Arts known only as “Skye.” A DJ will be in the house and complimentary beverages and snacks will be served.
A complete list of participating businesses offering special First Thursday discounts is posted at: www.grandavenuefirstthursdays.com