First Friday events and April exhibits at area art galleries

Radcliffe Bailey's "Nest," a mixed-media piece made with steel, piano keys and a taxidermied bird.
Radcliffe Bailey's "Nest," a mixed-media piece made with steel, piano keys and a taxidermied bird.
Posted: April 05, 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.

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." Through April 21.

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440, artistshouse.com. "Year of the Woman," paintings and sculpture of women, by women. Through April 28. 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. Through April 26.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893, bridgettemayergallery.com. "Notes," new sculpture by Radcliffe Bailey. Through April 27. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Gershman Y. 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400, gershmany.org. Micaela Amateau Amato, "Qasida/Casida: Los Chuetas Mallorquines," Borowsky Gallery. Laurence Salzmann, "Turkey's Sephardim Then and Now," Open Lens Gallery. Through April 14.

Grizzly Grizzly. 319 N. 11th St., 2nd Floor, grizzlygrizzly.com. "Interruptions," Gloria Lucas. Through April 27. Reception 6-10 p.m. Friday.

Indigo Gallery. Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St., 215-765-1041, indigoarts.com. "Africa Imprint: Art from Africa and the Diaspora." Ends April 6.

LGTripp Gallery. 47-49 N. 2nd St., 215-923-3110, lgtrippgallery.com.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000, locksgallery.com. "Jane Irish, Song Huong: Withdrawing Room." Ends May 11. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday.

Manayunk-Roxborough Artists' Co-Op. 419 Green Lane, 215-482-3363, mrartcenter.org. "Rewind and Review," Amanda Driscoll, plus new work by members. Reception 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Local musician Rosa Diaz performs at 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Gallery 250. 250 S. 18th St., Unit 102, blog.metropolitanbakery.com. "The Sidework Series," by artists who work in restaurants. Receptions 6-9 p.m. April 15 ("Beer & Cheese") and May 3 ("Art & Ice Cream Social").

Pentimenti. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990, pentimenti.com. "It is, on the other hand, a very beautiful bag," by Mark Khaisman. Anne Lindberg, "Chroma." Through April 13. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. Friday.

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

Philadelphia's Magic Garden. 1020 South St., 215-733-0390, philadelphiasmagicgardens.org. "Beyond Boundaries: Works from Oasis Art Center & PDDC's Cultural Arts Center." Through April 14.

Projects Gallery. 629 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652, projectsgallery.com. Frank Hyder, "The Frontier." Through June 15. Reception 6-9 p.m. May 3.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232, rodgerlapellegalleries.com. Martin Poole, new paintings. Through April. Receptions 6-10 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Snyderman-Works Gallery. 303 Cherry St., 215-238-9576, snyderman-works.com. "Storylines," sculpture and drawings by Norma Minkowitz. Ani Kasten, ceramics. Ends April 27.

3rd Street Gallery. 58 N. 3rd St., 215-625- 0993, 3rdstreetgallery.com. "Opus Novum," new work by 14 associate member artists. Space Whale Orchestra, improvisational music, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Receptions 5-9 p.m. Friday, 2-4 p.m. April 14.

Twenty-Two Gallery. 236 S. 22nd St., 215-772-1911, twenty-twogallery.com. Dale Levy, "Exploring . . . ," April 12-May 5. Reception 6-9 p.m. April 12, noon-6 p.m. Meet the artist, noon-6 p.m. April 20.

University of the Arts. 320 S. Broad St., 215-717-6030, uarts.edu. "Art Unleashed," work by students, faculty and alumni, including illustrator Jerry Pinkney and glass artist Dan Dailey. Preview Party, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, $150. Free public sale, noon-5 p.m. Thursday-April 13.

Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 3rd floor, 215-238-1236, voxpopuligallery.org. Piper Brett, "Wet With It." Mark Stockton, "The World (This One)." Linda Yun, "I'll Follow You . . . ." Mike Hen, "Feldspars." Through April 28.


Submit First Friday listings to Laurie Conrad, conradl@

phillynews.com or 801 Market St., Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107. May deadline is April 26.

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