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The Academy Center of the Arts' “Academy of Music Theatre Interpreted” is a group exhibition of work by painters and photographers focusing their attention on the theater, while the Up Front Gallery will highlight photos of its construction by RJ Goodwin, a collection of ephemera from the theater (below) and plaster relief pieces painted by various artists.

The Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main St.

December’s exhibits will largely focus on the reopening of the historic Academy of Music Theatre this week.

The main gallery’s “Academy of Music Theatre Interpreted” is a group exhibition of work by painters and photographers focusing their attention on the theater, while the Up Front Gallery will highlight photos of its construction by RJ Goodwin, a collection of ephemera from the theater and plaster relief pieces painted by various artists.

The Warehouse Theatre’s Arts & Education Lobby is hosting its annual cash and carry show/sale, featuring paintings, pottery, photography, fiber, jewelry and more.

The First Friday reception runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and features live music by Daniel Kepel Young.

Satellite galleries:

Magnolia Foods (2476 Rivermont Ave.) and Flint Property Group (2484 Rivermont Ave.): The mixed media paintings of Lany Devening through Dec. 29.

The Virginian Hotel (712 Church St.): The oil paintings of Mike Piggott, opening with a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, and running through Feb. 15.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (1100 Commerce St.): The oil paintings of Dave Keebler through Dec. 14.


The Lynchburg Art Club, 1011 Rivermont Ave.

The club’s annual Christmas Show and Sale, featuring original paintings priced at $99 and under, handmade crafts, art and food for sale, opens during First Friday, with a reception from 3 to 8 p.m. The gallery also will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday and during regular hours — 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays — through Dec. 17. (434) 528-9434, www.lynchburgartclub.org.


The Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court St.

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Folk art will be highlighted during First Friday this month, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Items date from the early 19th century through modern times and include textiles, illustrations and figurines; some of the work comes from artists such as Olivia Cardwell, Tom Leachman and Mary Diuguid. (434) 455-6226, www.lynchburgmuseum.org.


Renaissance Theatre Company, 1022 Commerce St.

The work of Kenneth Weinfurtner, who works in oils, graphite, pen and ink, pastel and conté crayon, is on display through Dec. 17. Weinfurtner was recently awarded the Merriwether-Godsey Prize at the 46th Annual Lynchburg Art Festival. (434) 845-4427, www.renaissancetheatrelynchburg.org.


Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St.

Riverviews’ 10th Annual Juried Show continues in the Craddock-Terry Gallery, where the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at 6:30 p.m.

Elsewhere in the building, Studio 109 is showcasing art by Linkhorne Elementary School students in partnership with Lynchburg City Schools and Riverviews’ SPARKS Digital Media Lab, and Emerging Artist Michelline Hall is showing her photography along the first floor hallway between the main gallery and 109. (434) 847-7277, www.riverviews.net.


Riverviews Co-op Gallery, 901 Jefferson St.

The Co-op will continue it silent auction to benefit Riverviews. (434) 847-7277, www.riverviews.net.

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