Here are some Top Picks for what not to miss this First Friday, April 3, 2015, handpicked for you by PaperClips. Republished by kind permission.
Screens • 6-9pm @ Little Berlin (2430 Coral Street)
Little Berlin presents the First Friday opening reception for Screens. Artists were invited to work with desktop and mobile apps, using the same principals of composition that are important in traditional media such as line, color, texture, form, and space, using the devices not as interactive technology, but as frames for displaying works of art. The participating artists are Kim Asendorf, Nadia Botello, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Margot Bowman, Thomas Pregiato, Dina Kelberman, Eva Papamargariti, Sandra Gramm, Patrick Koziol, Patrick Quinn, Tyler Kline, and Yoshi Sodeoka.
3 for 3 on the 3rd • 6-10pm @ Arch Enemy Arts (109 Arch Street)
Arch Enemy Arts presents the First Friday opening reception for three new exhibitions in celebration of their 3rd Anniversary. Imaginary Menagerie: Arch Enemy Art’s Guide to Cryptozoology Vol. 1 features brand new works by twenty-two artists, each of whom was asked to create a depiction of a different mythical creature, giving the sense that you are walking through a guidebook of of the legendary beasts. Stacked. is their first customization show where nine artists were selected and given a set of blank, wooden matryoshka dolls to fully customize with any medium of their choosing. Full Bleed is their first limited edition print show featuring four of their favorite print designers who will be offering three limited edition prints for the show.
Hello, My Name is AUTOMAT • 6-10pm @ AUTOMAT (319 N. 11th Street)
Automat Gallery presents the First Friday opening reception for their inaugural exhibition Hello, My Name is AUTOMAT. After a successful Indygogo campaign, the students of PAFA are launching their new gallery for new and emerging artists. The group exhibition will feature the sculptural and mixed media works of their current members including Nadine Beauharnois, Emily Elliott, Morgan Hobbs, Jillian Schley, Rebecca Sedehi, Shane Smith, Tiffany Tate, and Zach Zecha.
Uncontained • 6-10pm @ Tiger Strikes Asteroid (319 N. 11th Street)
Tiger Strikes Asteroid presents the First Friday opening reception for Uncontained. The solo exhibition features ceramic sculptures by Kelsey Costello inspired by ancient ceramic vessels used for water, wine, and grain. Earthenware preserves the soul of a culture, offering momentary glimpses into everyday life, with Costello mining her twenty-first century vessel forms and exploiting the surface in unconventional ways.
Maze Generation • 7-10pm @ Space 1026 (1026 Arch Street)
Space 1026 presents the First Friday opening reception for Maze Generation, a solo exhibition by Ryan Beck. The body of work represents several months of exploration into the term ‘maze generation’ and the ways it could be applied to Beck’s artistic process. Inspired by “The Shining”, the new paintings are the result of how these conceptual theories lead to a re-evaluation of application and use of color, pairing muted tones with defined marks and vibrant colors with ephemeral moments of frenetic activity.
Minding Manners • 7-10pm @ New Boon(e) (253 N. 3rd Street)
New Boon(e) presents the First Friday opening reception for their group exhibition Minding Manners. Manners are used to navigate or defuse challenging social situations, but can also be inadequate for a true, honest form of communication. The works by Rae Burns, Luke Cloran, Morgan Gilbreath, Dave Greer, and Wade Smith leave these manners behind and let difficulty fill the empty space.
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