Art Notes

“Six Pan: Smoked Paper and Wash Studies,” an exhibition of new works by Cidney Blaine Cher, can be seen Friday through July 28 at The Gallery at Studio IX. An opening reception is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The works include handmade paper that undergoes washes in black ink and then is smoked by being placed on top of a fire.

Cher is a Richmond-based paper and book artist who earned a BFA in artist books and printmaking from Longwood University in 2017.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery will present “Pots for Purpose,” an exhibition of functional and inspiring pottery by Trina Player, during July. The featured artist for the month will be on hand to share her new works during a First Fridays celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Her exhibit focuses on useful plates, platters, mugs, vessels and bowls that are elevated to works of art with special glazes and other artistic touches.

For information, call (434) 972-9500 or visit

Charlottesville Camera Club members will show 66 images during the club’s “Best of the Best” photography exhibit, which opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at CitySpace.

The club’s second annual First Fridays reception will give visitors a chance to see works by Beth Bass, Gerry Bishop, Betsy Cassidy, Craig Cooper, Robert Craighurst, Mariah Dean, Jim Delmas, Vicky Eicher, Frank Feigert, Jim Ferguson, Ginger Ferrell, Michele Fletcher, Lynn Gaffey, Jay Hirsh, Francis James, David Katz, Liz Marshall, James Marshall, Bruce McClelland, Aaron Mills, Deborah Murren, Gary Powell, Ranjit Sahu, Sam Saunders, Anne Scott, Rick Seaman, Bill Shaw, Seth Silverstein, Jef Stiller, Joshua Vines, Jim Wolf and Toni Zappone.

There will be food and family-friendly beverages. For details, and to sneak a peek at members’ photographs, go to

A First Fridays reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for “Raymond Berry: Pages from a Journal of Days,” which can be seen in Chroma Projects’ Vault Virginia gallery space from Friday through July 27.

Berry captures his expressive landscapes while out in the elements with his easel and paints.

The gallery space is attended from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and visitors generally can see it weekdays during normal business hours. Sometimes the space is closed during Vault Virginia events. To make an appointment to see the exhibit, email director Deborah McLeod at

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church — Unitarian Universalist will present “The Garden Show,” an exhibit of paintings by Tomas Manto. An opening reception is set for noon Sunday.

The works on view are primarily oil painting, and Manto created most of them during his sophomore year at Rhode Island School of Design. They can be seen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Fridays through July 29.

For details, call (434) 293-8179.

Artist Ruby Canody’s website is back. Visit to see Canody’s paintings and other creations.

Artist Tim Hovde is sharing his “Paintings in Nature” videos on his YouTube channel.

Each video presents one of Hovde’s original abstract paintings in outdoor settings. The first 10 videos were filmed in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison County and at Acorn Hill Farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Learn more at

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