Fifth-graders from teacher Susan Greenwood’s class at Brownsville Elementary School will unveil the new mural they created with muralist Sam Gray at noon Saturday at Parkway Pharmacy in Crozet.
The students have spent a year working on the project as a way of celebrating the diversity in their community. Learning about families who have lived in Crozet for generations and others who have moved there within the past decade has strengthened students’ respect for each other.
Gray based the mural on ideas and drawings the students created after being inspired by their Crozet history lessons. The Charlottesville Mural Project, a program presented by the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, and Red Light Management helped bring the mural to life.
McGuffey Art Center’s June exhibits can be seen Tuesday through June 30. A First Fridays opening reception is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 7.
“Scott F. Smith: Fluid Transformations” is on display in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery.
The Downstairs North and South Hall Galleries will offer the annual Incubator Exhibition, which presents the culminating works by the six artists who were chosen for the 2018-2019 residency.
McGuffey members act as mentors throughout the year, helping Incubator participants build the skills to become professional artists. This year’s Incubator artists are Jennifer Billingsly, Sahara Clemons, Sri Kodakalla, Rayne Marie McPhee, Miranda Elliott Rader, Frankie Szynskie and Stephanie Watson.
In the Upstairs North and South Hall Galleries, “Women’s Work” will be presented by the Feminist Union of Charlottesville Creatives. Exhibiting their work will be Candice Angelo, Cynthia Burke, Nina Frances Burke, Lindsay Heider Diamond, Brielle Miel DuFlon, Ashley Gill, Sam Gray, Laura Lee Gulledge, Dawn Hanson, Sri Kodakalla, Paula Lam, Annie Layne, Ramona Martinez, Ann Ray, Madeleine Rhondeau-Rhodes, Jean R. Sampson, Delu Stricker and Abigail Wilson. There also will be a performance by Miranda Elliott Rader.
“Looking Toward the Sun,” a pop-up art exhibit presented by Yellow Cardinal Studio/Gallery, can be seen afternoons and by appointment from Monday through July 15. A pre-show sale is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Artists Karen Jaegerman Collins, Lizzie Dudley, Anne French, Jane Goodman and Carol Ziemer are interpreting the exhibit’s theme in oils, acrylics and mixed media. An opening reception is planned for 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 7.
Yellow Cardinal Studio/Gallery specializes in small works of art to suit small spaces, as more people are living in open-concept spaces with fewer walls and more windows.
Learn more by calling (434) 962-4449.
Spring Street Boutique will present “June Internazionale,” an exhibition of oils on canvas by Anne Marshall Block, can be seen Saturday through June 30. An opening reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. June 7.
For details, call (434) 975-1200.
Teacher Gwen Cassady of Managing Love, a new nonprofit, is seeking 2,020 Virginia students to submit their work for three fashion shows. Submissions are due by Saturday for the first fashion show, which is set for Thursday at the Shops at Stonefield.
Students’ work will be part of a mobile art installation that can be seen at EcoChic.Boutique at the Shops at Stonefield on Thursday. Fashionista Roanoke will show the local work at its event at the Taubman Museum of Art on Aug. 2, and the finale is set for Aug. 8 at IX Art Park.
The fashion shows also will include upcycled apparel items created by Afghan refugees as part of the Super Sewing Shop. Free hands-on fashion classes suitable for all ages will be presented Thursdays through Sundays at the Shops at Stonefield.
At the heart of the show will be a garment built from 2,020 recycled discs, featuring a 100-foot dress train created with the student artists’ work.
Each student will receive a $5 cash card for entering, and winning artists will get cash prizes. Get all the details at ManagingLove.org.
Molly Herman, one of the painters included in the upcoming “Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell” exhibit at Second Street Gallery, will lead an abstract landscape painting workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday at Common House.
Participants will recall meaningful landscapes from their own memories and learn how to depict them abstractly in watercolor paintings.
The event is for ages 21 and older. There’s a $10 fee for materials, but if you’re a Common House member, it’s free. Reserve your space at firstname.lastname@example.org.