Giselle Gautreau will demonstrate encaustic painting techniques from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Barn Swallow. Gautreau, June’s Artisan of the Month, will introduce visitors to the process of creating art from layers of heated beeswax and damar resin. Find more information at thebarnswallow.com/events, and learn about other Second Saturday Crozet events at downtowncrozetinitiative.com/crozet-second-saturdays.
An opening reception for “Afro-Virginia: People, Place & Power” will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Studio IX.
The exhibition, which can be seen through June 30, features the work of Virginia Humanities staff members Peter Hedlund of Encyclopedia Virginia, Pat Jarrett of Virginia Folklife Program and exhibition curator Justin Reid of the African-American Programs. It’s a chance to learn more about the African American historic preservation movement.
The Garage will present an art opening for “Sound and Symbol: 7 years of art inspired by song,” a multimedia exhibit by Lauren Plan Goans, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. It will open as a visual element behind a performance of the Charlottesville art-folk band Lowland Hum on Friday and then remain on view through June 30.
“In the Mood,” a new exhibition of acrylic works by Matalie Deane, can be seen through July 28 at Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery in North Garden.
Learn more online at lovingcupwine.com or (434) 981-4234.
“Travels in Watercolor” by Karen H. Knierim opens with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Blenheim Vineyards.
The exhibit will be at 31 Blenheim Farm. Everyone is welcome.
“The Pursuits of Summer” can be seen in June and July at Nichols Gallery in Barboursville. Filled with paintings exploring the idea of summer and the landscapes and activities that help make it special, the exhibit will include works by Philip Koch, Tom Tartaglino, Ron Boehmer, Frank Hobbs and Pat Cook.
Koch focuses on the beauty of New England and its shores, while Tartaglino’s works explore the peaceful rivers and mountains of Virginia. Boehmer’s paintings evoke the warmth of summer in Virginia, while Hobbs captures scenes of Italy and Virginia that one might see while traveling. Cook is presenting paintings of conversations between people.
The galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, or by chance or appointment. For details, call (540) 832-3565 or visit frednichols.com.
During June, C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery will present “Going with the Flow,” Anne Stephenson’s collection of works created with alcohol inks. Look for vividly colored boxes, collages, plates and coasters featuring such images as kittens at play and abstract designs.
Find more information at cvillearts.org or (434) 972-9500.
Second Street Gallery will present “Radiolaria & Reef: Our Ocean’s Living Abstractions,” a new exhibition by Tina Curtis, in the Dove Gallery from Friday through July 19. An opening reception is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Curtis will speak at 6:30 p.m.
Her work examines both thriving and dying reef systems, focusing on kelp fronds, barnacles, gold-leafed sponge coral and radiolarians, which she refers to as “science lace.”
Curtis has a BFA in interior design from the Illinois Instirute of Art — Chicago, and she has been creating commissioned art for clients since 2012. She has expanded her offerings to include a hand-painted jewelry line and a limited-edition group of holiday ornaments.
Curtis will lead an abstract sponge painting workshop for ages 14 and older at 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery. Participants will learn how to use real sea sponges to make shapes that are inspired by coral reefs and create an acrylic painting. The workshop is $25; Second Street Gallery members pay $15. Reserve your space at squareup.com/store/second-street-gallery.
Chroma Projects will present photographer and landscape architect Bill Maury’s new collection of photographs, “Cry of the Cicada,” through June 29. An opening reception in the gallery space at Vault Virginia on the Downtown Mall will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
His black-and-white photographs capture dew on grass and other natural scenes of stillness. The exhibition’s title refers to a famous haiku by Edo period Japanese poet Matsuo Basho.
The gallery generally is open during business hours Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at chromaprojects.com.
Photos by Ken Wallenborn can be seen at ALC Copies starting with n art opening from. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The space is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 156 Carlton Road, Suite 104, on the lower level below Beer Run. For information, call (434) 295-2679.
Master woodturner Frederick Williamson will be on hand for the Meet the Artist Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crozet Artisan Depot. It’s part of Second Saturday Crozet festivities.
No two of Williamson’s hardwood bowls are exactly like. He carves his bowls from maple, cherry, walnut, oak, ash, apple, peach and poplar. Among his creations have been bowls made from giant tulip poplars at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is the place to see its smART KIDS after-school program’s exhibition. Clark Elementary School student artists have taken part in the program all year, and all three Boys & Girls Club sites in Charlottesville recently joined.
An opening event is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday to give the public an opportunity to see where the youngsters’ creativity is taking them. The works will be on display through June.
Randy Baskerville’s new exhibition of oil paintings, “Close to Home: Painting What We Love,” can be seen through June 30 at Northside Library.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sundays. Learn more at (434) 973-7893.
Les Yeux du Monde will present “Landscape Reimagined,” an exhibition featuring works by 27 painters and 10 sculptors who focus on landscapes and nature, through Aug. 11. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Inspired by Second Street Gallery’s “Lady Painters” exhibition, which features contemporary artists Isabelle Abbot, Karen Blair, Janet Bruce, Molly Herman and Priscilla Whitlock, “Landscape Reimagined” offers works by those artists, as well as Michelle Gagliano, Ellen Hathaway, Gwyn Kohr, Ann Lynne, Dorothy Robinson, Mary Page Evans, Elizabeth Bradford, Laura Wooten, Richard Crozier, Kathy Kuhlmann, Ana Rendich, John Beerman and William Dunlap.
Look outside the gallery for sculptures in steel, concrete, stone, wood and other materials.
The gallery at 841 Wolf Trap Road is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. Learn more at LYDM.co.