The Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main St.
The Academy’s Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 49 artists from 12 states, will open during First Friday, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Juror Joan Ranzini will speak at 5:30 p.m. and cash awards will be presented at 6 p.m.
The Warehouse Theatre’s Arts & Education Lobby also will have a juried show, featuring work from the Zeta Chi Honor Society. (434) 528-3256, www.academycenter.org.
– Magnolia Foods (2476 Rivermont Ave.) and Flint Property Group (2484 Rivermont Ave.): The photography of Tabitha Robinson through April 27.
–The Virginian Hotel (712 Church St.): The work of Arnulfo Jacinto through May 15.
– The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (1100 Commerce St.): The photographs of Kathy Cudlin through May 22.
The Lynchburg Art Club, 1011 Rivermont Ave.
The exhibition “From Lynchburg to Scotland,” featuring the work of Sherry Moore Pope and Carolyn Prince, opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through April 28.
Oil is Pope's main medium but she also works with acrylics and charcoal, and loves using color, according to a news release. She is inspired by a wide subject matter, but is drawn to architecture and still life.
Prince, who has a number of images of Scotland featured in the show, works primarily in oils but has painted in watercolor and acrylics and created pastel portraits for many years. (434) 528-9434, www.lynchburgartclub.org.
The Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court St.
Display arrangements and other items from Lynchburg florists will be on display during First Friday, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., to honor the 100th anniversary of Doyle’s Florist. Items on display include cards, photographs and memorabilia dating from the early to mid-20th century. www.lynchburgmuseum.org.
Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St.
“Political Discourse,” a group show of artists “whose art speaks out,” continues this month. Featured artists George Lorio, Howard Skrill and Jenny Wu use “their differing media to impart their personal views while using these works to create awareness and promote conversation,” according to a news release.
Lorio, who creates 2-D and 3-D pieces that often incorporate everyday objects like toy cars, chess pieces and children’s blocks, has been basing his current work on issues related to class, immigration, gun control and ecology, and Wu’s work is motivated by the 2016 presidential election and current political climate, while Skrill’s pieces in the exhibit are plein air drawings of public statues in and around New York. (434) 847-7277, www.riverviews.net.
Riverviews Co-op Gallery, 901 Jefferson St.
The jewelry of Lynell Hilt will be featured at the Co-op in April, wearable art made using materials like copper, brass, beads and semi-precious stones, according to a news release, “inspired by the spectacular colors, forms and texture in nature.” (434) 847-7277, www.riverviews.net.