It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears.
But with so many events and gallery receptions happening at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so every month we take a look at five don’t-miss art events happening during the hop.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: “Hollers and Harvests”—Kentucky native Cecilia Adwell is getting her master's in curatorial practice at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, but she's home right now, interning at KMAC. Her curatorial debut is “Hollers and Harvests,” an exhibit that pulls pieces from the museum's permanent collection that have ties to agriculture and farming traditions. A site-specific contemporary piece, Russel Hulsey's “Kentucky Monolith 2012,” appears in the exhibit as well. While you're there, check out “Swimming Hole,” a large interactive wall sculpture by twins Matthew and Mitchell Bradley. 715 W. Main St.
Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery: “It's a Chocolate Party”—Featuring the work of Jason Chakravarty, a mixed media glass artist whose work often includes a signature feature an astronaut dressed for space travel. Live demonstration during the reception. Note: Flame Run is now in the Glassworks Building. 815 W Market Street.
Shine: “Revisions”—An exhibit featuring pieces by Linda Erzinger, who uses internal lenses and front screens of old televisions in her assemblage work “to transport the viewer through multiple planes of perception and awareness.” Back of 732 E. Market St.
Tim Faulkner Gallery: “Contours”—Prospect-based artist Wyatt Gragg's bronze work examines the human body in close detail, focusing on creases, folds and skin textures rather than full forms. The Faulkner Building hosts several other opening receptions this Friday as well, including a group show that celebrates with live music by Alanna Fugate. 943 Franklin St.
Zephyr Gallery: “Pressure”—The intrepid Ground Floor Gallery curates an exhibit that runs through each room in Zephyr Gallery, accompanied by a original soundtracks by Alex Ferguson-Bell of OK Deejays. 610 E Market St.