Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! takes place on the second Friday of each month in historic downtown Petersburg. Starting out as an art walk, Friday for the Arts! has become a comprehensive celebration of the arts, with twenty or more venues.
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Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts! for 14 September 2018 Summary of Events
In the Teeth of Hurricane Florence: September Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, and Perhaps Seven Music Venues, with Florence’s Good Grace
In spite of Florence, Petersburg’s September 2018 Friday for the Arts! brings us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and spirits. There will be music in perhaps nine performing arts venues, and great exhibits at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, and at the Morena Bohemia Art Gallery. But at this writing Hurricane Florence is threatening to dump many inches of rain on us this weekend, as many as four inches, so everything about this September Friday for the Arts! is extremely tentative. We hope to have greater clarity as time unfurls Florence’s intentions. May they be peaceful.
The Ward is continuing a major new and expanded exhibit of recent work in eggshell and paint by Sheila Maitland Holland, entitled Textural Inclusion, as well as new work by Christopher C. Alexander. In addition, The Ward is featuring expanded exhibits by James Timberlake and Eugene Vango, and continues an exhibit by Freedom Wilson, entitled Just Enough Grace for You. Other continuing exhibits at The Ward include work by Carol Anna Meese, entitled Brand New Day, by Bonnie Koenig, by Risegun Olomidun, and no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, including work by Rosamond Casey, Bobby English, Jr., Mary Montague Sikes, Clifton Dickens, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Aimee Joyaux, Omni Waters, and Terry Ammons, as well as at least twenty resident studio artists. Morena Bohemia Art Gallery will delay the openings of an exhibit by Puerto Rican artist Jeffrey Martinez, entitled Puerto Rico Se Levanta (Puerto Rico Rises), and DreamArt Designs by Jessica McDaniel, but will be open if possible, and will open the new shows on the 21st. A retrospective exhibit of work by Ken Graves and Joe Miller , as well as books by Dr. John Lynn and Stella McCormack, will be shown at Abigails. The Library and Art League openings will be delayed until the 21st. Old Towne Studio 7 will stage a Grand Opening at ts new location on the 22nd. More about these later.
The Petersburg Public Library will delay until the 21st the sixth of a monthly series, Jazz in the Stacks, featuring this month The Jena-Ra’Shunz Band. Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will probably still be performing at Old Towne’s Alibi, Mother Teresa’s Mafia (acoustic) at Longstreet’s, Bobby Horne at Abigails, In Pursuit Jazz at Croaker’s Spot, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, keyboard artist and singer Steve Brooks and powerful singer Shelly Bonet in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and One Fell Swoop in the Music Room at Wabi. Adam D. Tucker’s performance with Vegas McGraw at the Old Towne CivicCenter has been postponed until a date to be announced. Michael Redman will be playing his mellow saxophone at the City Table. Triple B Blues Band’s performance on the patio at Andrade’s has been canceled, and Mama Juana’s performance on the patio at DJ’s Rajun Cajun is likely to be canceled as well. Music has been canceled at Local Vibe Cafe and Tramonto Ristorante. The Art League’s music in the Art Park has been either canceled or postponed. Music this month from six to one!