Friday, August 7, 2015

First Friday: August 7

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:57 PM

It's shaping up to be a lovely, mild day, and weather seems like it'll hold steady through the evening. The following highlights are just a few of the art openings offered tonight for First Friday; check out more options listed at and in our calendar. All events run 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and are free to attend unless otherwise stated.

Head over to Cat Clay (Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street, door 2, suite 242) for "Live Now and Prosper," a fun group show featuring work by 15 talented artists, co-curated by Clifton Wood & The Knotty Owl. To honor the annual Perseid meteor showers (August 11 to 14), the art will celebrate the unknown. The event is a one-night-only reception and closing party as part of Cat Clay's Pop Up Roc series, and takes place 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 414-5643, or visit

"The Disillusionment of Dreams, a solo exhibition" of 27 new and recent paintings by Bradley Butler opens tonight at Geisel Gallery (1 Bausch & Lomb Place, floor 2). In these paintings on canvas and paper, Butler takes an intuitive approach to mark making and abstraction. The reception takes place 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the show will remain on view through August 29. For more information, call 967-6717 or visit

‪It's been about a year since Shawnee Hill's "Eveningstar" mural went up on the side of Fuego Coffee (167 Liberty Pole Way) during last year's WALL\THERAPY festival. Tonight, she returns with "Eveningstar Revisited," which opens 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For more information and to preview the darkly beautiful drawings and paintings, visit

Check out new paintings and drawings by Carley Brown, Mike Sweeney, and Jamie Lowes at AMoR (610 Monroe Avenue). The reception takes place 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the show will continue through the end of August. For more information call 615-9015 or visit

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

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