Academy Center of the Arts 

600 Main St.

"The Art of Craftsmanship: A Woodworker’s Perspective," a group exhibition curated by Randy Smith, will open in the Academy Gallery, while "Beyond the Garden," featuring clay sculptures by Kim Clarke, opens in the Up Front Gallery and "Juneteenth Recollections," featuring the drawings of Heritage High School students, in the Warehouse Theatre's Arts & Education Lobby.

The First Friday reception runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and features live jazz music by Swingin' Deacons. Clarke also will give an Art Talk there from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11. (434) 528-3256,

Satellite galleries:

+ Magnolia Foods (2476 Rivermont Ave.) and Flint Property Group (2484 Rivermont Ave.): Oil paintings by T.J. Liston through July 27.

+ The Virginian Hotel (712 Church St.): The photography of Clyde Trent through Aug. 15. 

+ The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (1100 Commerce St.): The acrylic paintings of Alice Glass through Aug. 16. 

The Lynchburg Art Club

1011 Rivermont Ave.

The judged exhibition "Chill Out" will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and an awards presentation and reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The show is open to all Virginia residents who are at least 16 years old, with the theme open to interpretation by the participating artists "in accordance with the title's suggestion of summertime, taking it easy, slowing down, enjoying life," according to a news release.

The show features a variety of two- and three-dimensional work, including paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and more. It will be judged by Jan-Willem Boer, who was born in The Netherlands and studied at the renowned Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam; he moved to the U.S. in 1982 and worked as a commercial illustrator for years, with clients including Time Magazine and Honda. He now specializes in painting and printmaking. (434) 528-9434,

The Lynchburg Museum

901 Court St.

An exhibit featuring bathing suits and underclothes, highlighting how they've changed over the years, will open at the museum during First Friday, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain open through the weekend during regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Renaissance Theatre Company

1022 Commerce St.

Ruth Poindexter, Kelli Seagle and Pauline Goodman will be showing their work, mostly acrylic, watercolor and oil, at the theater in July and August, with a First Friday reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Riverviews Artspace

901 Jefferson St.

Riverviews Artspace’s 5th Biennial Community Art Show, featuring pieces by artists who live, work and serve Riverviews, will open in the Craddock-Terry Gallery with a reception that starts at 5 p.m. and runs through Aug. 22. July's emerging artist is landscape oil painter Bethany Hartman, whose work will be in the Rosel H. Schewel Gallery & Theatre until July 27. (434) 847-7277,

— From staff reports

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