First Friday at Philadelphia art galleries

LGTripp Gallery showcases James Erikson's "Quartet" as part of its exhibit through Feb. 23. The exhibit opens Friday with a reception at 6 p.m.
LGTripp Gallery showcases James Erikson's "Quartet" as part of its exhibit through Feb. 23. The exhibit opens Friday with a reception at 6 p.m.
Posted: February 01, 2013

MANY PHILADELPHIA art galleries stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Some schedule special events on other days. Here's what's happening Friday night and through the month.

Abington Art Center. 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, 215-887-4882, abingtonartcenter.org. Works by Nancy Agati, Kathleen Eastwood, Johanna Inman, Laura Petrovich-Cheney. Reception 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

Arcadia University Art Gallery. Arcadia University Art Gallery, Spruance Fine Arts Center, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, 215-572-2900, arcadia.edu. "JG: A New Film Project by Tacita Dean." Feb. 7-April 21.

Art in City Hall. Broad and Market streets, Room 116, phila.gov/arts. "West Collects Philadelphia," various artists. Through Feb. 22.

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440, artistshouse.com. Valerie Craig, Saskia Ozols Eubanks, Dan Miller, Logan Speirs. Through Feb. 24. Receptions 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Asian Arts Initiative. 1219 Vine St., 1219 Vine St., asianartsinitiative.org. "That Person Who Is Your Creation: Iranian Women Exploring the Feminine Self," curated by Sara Zia Ebrahimi. Feb. 19-April 26.

Borowsky Gallery at The Gershman Y. 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400 or gershmany.org. "Zero Mostel: Artist." Through Sunday.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893, bridgettemayergallery.com. Shelley Spector, "But Not As Much As Tomorrow." Through Feb. 23. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Clay Studio. 137-139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453, theclaystudio.org. "HERstory," in partnership with "One Book, One Philadelphia." Brian Giniewski, "Distilled." Jae Won Lee, "Bonovitz Space." Through Feb. 24. Reception 5-9 p.m. Friday. Valentine's Day Date Night, 7-9 p.m. Feb 14.

Indigo Gallery. Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., 215-765-1041, indigoarts.com. "Haitian Arts: Old Masters and New Visions." Through Feb. 9.

LGTripp Gallery. 47-49 N. 2nd St., 215-923-3110, lgtrippgallery.com. Recent work by James Erikson ("Quartet") and Timothy Gierschick. Through Feb. 23. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000, locksgallery.com. "Catch as Catch Can," various artists, curated by Fionn Meade. Feb. 13-March 30. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

Manayunk-Roxborough Artists' Co-Op. 419 Green Lane, 215-482-3363, mrartcenter.org. "Retribution For Youth," Sean Montgomery. "Occulation," Stephan Twist. Reception noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

Pentimenti. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990, pentimenti.com. Judy Gelles, "I Want To Grow Up Fast." Through Feb. 23. Artist talk 3 p.m. Saturday.

Philadelphia Art Alliance. 251 S. 18th St., 215-545-4302, philartalliance.org. "The Tool at Hand," various artists. "Reverie," Molly Hatch. Thursday-April 28. Reception Feb. 7.

Philadelphia Foundation Community Art Gallery. 1234 Market St., Suite 1800, 215-563-6417 philafound.org. "Fresh Eyes/Fresh Artists," children's art.

Philadelphia's Magic Garden. 1020 South St., 215-733-0390, philadelphiasmagicgardens.org. "El Viaje de Los Niños" ("The Children's Journey"), through Feb. 24.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232, rodgerlapellegalleries.com. Reza Ghanad, "Seeking a New Eden," through Feb. 27. Receptions 5-10 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Snyderman-Works Gallery. 303 Cherry St., 215-238-9576, snyderman-works.com. Prints from the Brandywine Workshop, curated by Rick Snyderman with Allan Edmunds.

3rd Street Gallery. 58 N. 3rd St., 215-625- 0993, 3rdstreetgallery.com. Third Annual Community Exhibition, through Feb. 24. Receptions 5-9 p.m. Friday, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 10.

Twenty-Two Gallery. 236 S. 22nd St., 215-772-1911, twenty-twogallery.com. Ken Schutz, "Volume." Feb. 8-March 3. Reception 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 3rd floor, 215-238-1236, voxpopuligallery.org. "PHOTO/SYNTHESIS," Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, through March 1. Reception 5-9 p.m. Friday; panel discussion 4 p.m. Also, works by guest artists Lily Cox-Richard, Jeffrey Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier, Huong Ngô and Or Zubalsky, and Lucia Oceguera.


Submit First Friday listings to Laurie Conrad, conradl@

phillynews.com or 801 Market St., Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107. March deadline is Feb. 22.

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