The 40-some galleries and creative spaces that make up Downtown Richmond’s First Friday Art Walk took advantage of the new year to showcase some exciting openings this past Friday. The snowy evening was bustling with people darting from one gallery to the next, stopping to take pictures of street signs made quaint by the backdrop of falling snow. Here are a few of the highlights:
Quirk Gallery premiered its Main Gallery show, The Founders, featuring the ceramic work of Randy Edmonson, Steven Glass, John Jessiman, and Brian Pitney, the founders of the Cub Creek Foundation, which focuses exclusively on ceramic art. VMFA’s Potter in Residence, Steven Glass’ ceramics married functionality and style flawlessly. His pieces combined glazed and non-glazed surfaces to a dramatic, rich effect.
The show runs through February 26 at Quirk Gallery.