First Friday: A Night of Art 2019

First Friday: A Night of Art is a great opportunity to visit local galleries and businesses featuring rotating artwork. Held the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm, it is a self-guided tour. Join us on Friday, April 5th, 2019 for our next First Friday.

Participating locations:

Academy of Natural Therapy

625 8th Avenue

From 5:30-7:30pm, the Academy of Natural Therapy will feature the artwork of Greeley Central High School Artists and artwork from Wedad Alhazmi, a UNC student showing her thesis. Alhazmi interweaves traditional features of art from the Saudi Arabian Region of Asir into contemporary paintings. If you or someone you know has a special artistic ability, the Academy of Natural Therapy would love to see if because they are looking for 2019 & 2020 Artists of the Month. Contact Donna Goodsell at dmgoodsell@gmail.com.

709 16th Street

Atlas Gallery and John Galt Coffee will host Dyana Wyeno and her Art using repurposed materials.

Brix Brewery & Taphouse

813 8th Street

Brix Brewery & Taphouse will feature country musician Benjamin Bell at 8pm and a limited beer release.

Greeley Recreation Center

651 10th Avenue

Travis Krause, a Colorado artist and angler at heart, will dedicate the commissioned public art piece, “In the Current,” located at the Greeley Recreation Center on Friday, April 5th from 5-7pm in conjunction with First Friday: A Night of Art. This piece is located to the right of the double doors to the swimming pool, allowing visitors to meditate on their relationship with nature when taking a dip into the pool. This newly installed piece celebrates living in the Rockies and outdoor adventure. The piece blends the distinction between realism and abstraction and features layered surfaces and patterns that showcase the depth of the water and the allure and calmness of fish. There is always something new to discover in this piece. The subtle glinting light or the embellished color are intended to provide the viewer with a new experience with each glance.     

927 16th Street

First Friday on April 5th at the Madison & Main Gallery is going to feature “Re-use Fest” with three demonstrations. Cornelia Davis will be showing how to make great baskets with magazine pages, and her ready-made baskets will be 20% off! Gin Leuchter (And JANE!) will be demonstrating book making with Lydia Ruyle’s experiments as the covers. Lisa Arata will demonstrate re-making old necklaces into bracelets. Watch them get a little over-enthused with the creative re-use, and you will too!. For more details about the show you may call the Gallery at (970) 351-6201 or visit www.madisonandmaingallery.com. Gallery hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday.

Showcase Art Center

1335 8th Avenue

Showcase Art Center will host a Ukrainian egg pARTy from 2-6 during First Friday. Drop in for a couple hours and make gorgeous eggs. $10 covers eggs, beeswax, and beautiful fast dyes and cookies!

The Bean Plant Studio

701 7th Street

The Bean Plant Studio will feature the paintings of Thom Bator during First Friday: A Night of Art on April 5th.There will also be music by Amaya Arevalo and Bill Bohnenblust.

The Dragon’s Cache

1109 7th Street

The Dragon’s Cache will host “A Look To The Past” featuring varied media and multiple Gallery artists (old and new). Artists include Marj Zinc, Dave Holman, Shane Hagan, Chris Crews, Ninel Senatorova, Francis Denning, Annie Surbeck Alan Adler and Ann Sherley. There will also be music from Bob Schneller on guitar and refreshments will be served.

The Original Roma Restaurant

728 16th Street

Join the Original Roma Restaurant for “Concert Posters 101” at 6pm during First Friday: A Night Of Art and learn about the history of the Concert Poster from the beginnings to contemporary.

651 10th Avenue

The Tointon Gallery will be open for First Friday: A Night on April 5th from 5-7pm. Johanna Mueller, a local printmaking artist and a printmaking instructor at Aims Community College will present her exhibit “Paths and Passage” at the Tointon Gallery through Saturday, April 27th. “Paths and Passage” features Johanna Mueller’s detailed animal imagery created by her use of various printmaking and mixed media techniques. The Tointon Gallery is always free and open to the public Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm.