First Friday receptions 10/02/09

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mollie's Cafe

Mollie's Cafe will host celebrated artist Sarah Riley's recent works and many pieces from her years of practice. "Retrospective" includes different mediums of art from the Southeast Missouri State University professor. Reception from 5 to 9 p.m.

11 South Sapnish Street

Aartful Rose

Works by Craig Thomas will open the new gallery and be on display for October, and Barry Hooper's outdoor sculptures will be on display. The Jerry Ford Band will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for the opening reception, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m.

631 S. Sprigg St.; 332-7673

Edward Bernard

Visit the 1960s with a display of "Op-art," a genre of art that uses optical illusions. Norman Brooks will also be present to explain the technical aspects of his "Angels" series. Reception from 5 to 9 p.m.

107 West Drive, Suite D; 332-7733

River Campus Art Gallery

The art gallery, located in the Seminary Building on the River Campus will open to show the site-specific installation by artist William H. Thielen called "Pink." The exhibit uses the space as part of the design in the artwork.

518 S. Fountain St.; 651-2143

Crisp Museum, River Campus

"Benjie Heu: Transition Spaces 09.1" is an installation featuring ceramic works at the museum. Also on display are more than 70 works by more than 40 artists, including Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, on display for "Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts."

518 S. Fountain St.; 651-2143

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Works from the Guiyang Stars Children's Art School will be featured during the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's First Friday. The collection includes more than 90 pieces by children taking art in the city of Guiyang in the Guizhou province of China. The Chapman Gallery will feature new works by Artist Co-Op members. The Empty Bowls Silent Auction will be set up to begin taking bids through Oct. 31.

32 N. Main St.; 334-9233

Black Door Gallery

Black Door Gallery is hosting a mother-and-daughter show in an alliance with the Guiyang Stars Children's Art School exhibit at the Arts Council. This display is called "Ice & Snow," the American names for these Chinese women. There will also be art from three of the school children.

124 S. Spanish St.; 573-225-7734

WESTRAY/Cat Ranch Art Guild

Herb Wickham of Jackson will be the featured artist with his oil paintings and watercolors of areas in and around Southeast Missouri. The reception, from 6 to 9 p.m., will also feature Cat Ranch Art Guild members. Visitors may also register for a free monthly drawing for a piece of art to be given away by the Guild.

1930B Broadway; 573-238-2334

Artist Studio

The Artist Studio will be open with new work by Judy Barks-Westrich. Sign-ups are encouraged for watercolor and acrylics workshops.

38A North Main St.; 651-4464.

Garden Gallery

The shop will be open until 9 p.m. with new items by Holly Yashi husband and wife artist and jewelry makers.

835 Broadway; 332-7123

Global Cafe

The Cadmium River Group will again celebrate the first "Current Events" show, which features artwork based on something happening today or in recent history.

1315 Broadway; 334-7955

Annie Laurie's Antiques

Grand opening of the new basement area with the decorating side of Annie Laurie, called Alley Cat and be open until 10 p.m.

536 Broadway; 339-1301

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