Thursday, July 2, 2015

Highlights for First Friday: July 3

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 4:59 PM

First Friday art openings will take place despite the Fourth of July weekend. So if you're in town, check out the following show receptions and open studios. The following highlights are just a few of the events offered tomorrow; check out more options listed at and in our calendar. All events run 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight, and are free to attend unless otherwise stated.

Hungerford Open Studios (Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street) spotlights many galleries and studios conveniently all in one place. Friday's list of participants includes Hungerford 240, currently spotlighting enamel artist Patty Zachman's Fire Paint Studios jewelry, and Kathleen Kosel Steelworks. Other open studios include Francesca De Caire, Create Art 4 Good, Kumagama Clay Studio and Gallery, Uddici, Chenille Macabre, Bob World, Christopher Little jewelry design & repair, Sew Artistic: Julia Deal & friends, Cindy Kuhn Studio, and others. For more information, visit

Check out "Barakoa: The African Masquerade Project," held simultaneously at Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Avenue) and Image City Photography Gallery (722 University Avenue). The exhibit documents the Barakoa: The African Masquerade project, which took place in July of 2014 when master costume artist Darryl Montana conducted an intensive week-long workshop in the New Orleans tradition. This show features photographic work by Arzouma Kompaore, Todd Fleming, Steve Levinson, Don Menges, Dick Bennett, Betsy Phillips, and John Solberg. The exhibits continue through July 12. For more information visit or

"Hello, World: Recent Work from the RIT School of Design" opens Friday at Gallery r (100 College Avenue). Students from the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences School of Design present recent work from Graphic Design, 3-D Digital Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, New Media Design, and Visual Communications Design Programs. The show stays up through July 26. For more information, call 242-9470 or visit

City Newspaper will be out and about Friday night to see the sights. Follow @roccitynews on Instagram to check out the art.

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