Jau Jou Studio has a 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’s title, “Taped Metal Canvas.”

Ruth Stroup Insurance is exhibiting paintings by Zach Cotham. Refreshments served.

Urban Furniture will be hosting a show of artwork by Director Tracey Weaver in honor of her birthday + beverages and small bites from 6:30 – 9:00.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (next to Camino) is exhibiting photographs by their Office Manager, Christina Mauricio. Complimentary food and beverages.

Studio Grand is hosting Time Piece” – a solo show by Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski from 5:30 – 7:30.

Alchemy Bottle Shop‘s second-floor gallery is featuring a show of black and white photographs by Kerry Higuera.

Panorama Framing is hosting an Opening Night Reception for an exhibit of posters, from the “Lighthouse Collection of Propaganda”, entitled, “Signs of Resistance”. Complimentary beverages, refreshments and live music. A limited number of posters will be available for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Alyce on Grand is featuring Oakland artist, Julia Blitch whose “Sea/Sky Series” consists of scraps of lumbers colored with oils.

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.

For more information, visit the Grand Avenue First Thursdays Facebook page.