First Friday receptions
LoDo's Martini Bar
Artist Rachel Silvers will show her paintings and drawings in a show titled "Suits and Mind" at 5 p.m. The Big Idea providing background (and foreground) music from 9 p.m. to midnight.
33 N. Main St.; 587-2650
Christine Bauer will provide music during the opening of a show featuring works by Effingham, Ill.-artists Jan VanBokel and John Gabb. Bauer plays original acoustic songs that detail her travels in North America and various covers of classic numbers.
631 S. Sprigg St.; 332-7673
The Edward Bernard Gallery will feature the photography of David Strom. "The Art of Light" features photographs that convey the feeling and emotion of being in a certain place at a certain time.
107 West Drive, Suite D; 332-7733
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will have the monthly exhibit of work from members of the Visual Arts Cooperative as well as plein air paintings by Ann Molasky Ibur. Awards will be given out and artwork on display for the annual Missouri's 8th Congressional District Student Art Competition hosted by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson.
32 N. Main St.; 334-9233
The first joint show featuring sculpture, photos, paintings and fibers from the Cadmium River Group and Cat Ranch Art Guild.
1315 Broadway; 334-7955
Black Door Gallery
Linda Buis will display her oil paintings of imaginary landscapes and gardens.
124 S. Spanish St.; 225-7734
River Campus Art Gallery
The Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) Exhibition features emerging artists from Southeast Missouri State University. The work is for sale and on display through May 14. Opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.
518 S. Fountain St.; 651-2143
Crisp Museum, River Campus
The breathtaking photography of Ansel Adams is on display in "Ansel Adams: Masterworks." The museum will be open for visitors from 4 to 8 p.m.
518 S. Fountain St.; 651-2143
The Crowe Gallery
Cape Girardeau Central High School Senior Art Exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, printmaking, weavings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics from 35 seniors under the direction of Robert Friedrich, Elizabeth Thomas and Judy Barks-Westrich. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. and will also be open from noon to 3 Saturday.
13 S. Spanish St.; 334-7110
The Artist Studio
The Pop Art Portraits and Handmade Paper Castings and Collages created by Debbie Ebaugh and Bette Siemers in recent workshops will be on display. The studio will be open 5 to 9 p.m.
38A N. Main St.; 651-4464
Annie Laurie's Antiques
The ecclectic antique shop will open with food and drinks from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's Downtown Home and Garden Tour will also be for sale.
536 Broadway; 339-1301
Stop by for company and Empty Bowl making. Mold and decorate clay into a bowl or paint an existing one for the Empty Bowl Project, a not-for-profit fundraiser for food banks.
835 Broadway; 332-7123
The River View Room
Southeast Missouri State University senior Rachel Roggow will show her installation piece, which is part of the BFA Exhibition.
123 N. Main St.; 334-4677
Gallery of Inspirations
Featuring works by consumer artists of the Community Counseling Center and also children's art work with a reception from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
402 S. Silver Springs Road; 579-6544