The Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main St.
Kaye Sweeney Lipscomb is showing her mixed media work in the Academy Gallery exhibition “Another Dimension,” while the Up Front Gallery shows clay sculptures in “Where the Wild Things Are” and the Arts & Education Lobby hosts an Academy student group exhibition featuring watercolor students of Solly Blank.
The First Friday reception runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and features music by Out of the Weeds acoustic trio.
Lipscomb also will give an Art Talks presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.
» Magnolia Foods (2476 Rivermont Ave.) and Flint Property Group (2484 Rivermont Ave.): The acrylic paintings of Eric Kjeseth through Oct. 27.
» The Virginian Hotel (712 Church St.): The woodcuts of Kristin Reiber Harris through Nov. 15.
» The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (1100 Commerce St.): The acrylic paintings of Valerie Dowdy through Oct. 19.
The Lynchburg Art Club, 1011 Rivermont Ave.
“Two Perspectives,” featuring the work of Christine Rooney and Robert Shepperd, opens with a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Rooney loves to use “broad bands of color, horizon lines and quiet landscapes” in her work, while Shepperd is influenced by the Hudson River painters, who were known for their landscapes, and the Impressionists. (434) 528-9434, www.lynchburgartclub.org.
The Lynchburg Historical Foundation’s Historic Miller-Claytor House,
2200 Miller Claytor Lane
The foundation will host a program focusing on the history of tomatoes; legend has it that Thomas Jefferson
ate the first tomato — or “love apple,” as he called it — at Miller-Claytor House. The First Friday event, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., will include food samples, beer and wine for purchase, a display by local artist Alice Glass and more. http://lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org.
The Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court St.
The museum will highlight pieces from its collection of mourning items during First Friday, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Featured items include a dress worn during the Civil War era that was later transformed into a mourning garment; a brooch with real human hair; and a postmortem tintype of a child, as well as mourning cards, other clothing, fans and jewelry. (434) 455-6226, www.lynchburgmuseum.org.
Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St.
Riverviews’ Invitational Print Show, which showcases “the diversity of the medium and the skill of the artists who practice printmaking in its many forms,” continues this month, featuring work ranging from screenprints to etchings to woodcuts to intaglio prints.
This month’s featured Emerging Artist is Luke Huber, and the venue also is hosting a printmaking workshop in partnership with the arts organization BIG INK this month, during which artists will be printing large wood cuts in the Craddock-Terry Gallery. SEE STORY ON PAGE 3 (434) 847-7277, www.riverviews.net.
Riverviews Co-op Gallery, 901 Jefferson St.
Phyllis Hollenbeck — who “strives to create pieces that reflect her love of color, design and texture,” according to press materials — is the featured artist in October. Her current work is part of a “personal quest to discover the amazing results of working with a variety of mediums and creating experimental, abstract pieces.” (434) 847-7277, www.riverviews.net.