G5 March First Friday: "Liminal Alchemy" Art Show, Live Music, Marketplace

Every First Friday of the month (in conjunction with RVA First Fridays) Gallery5 opens our doors for an art show opening upstairs, a market place, live music on our stage, and a full libation station. Join us!

First Friday, March 2nd
7PM - midnight
Sound at 8pm

Nathan Grice of BIG NO
The Smirks
Various Eggs

Gallery5 Membership Table
Rebelle Naturelle
Feral Blue
X of Pentacles

UPSTAIRS: "Liminal Alchemy" Art Show Opening Reception

"Liminal Alchemy" features three artists exploring the transitional and artificial nature of surface and identity. They use a variety of different media to address concepts of self, materiality, gender, abstraction, expectation, and obsession. 

Michael-Birch Pierce is a fiber artist using the language of high fashion embellishment to study the self we choose to share and the authenticity of interaction. Using rhinestones, sequins, fur, mirrors and ornate frames, he recontextualizes portraiture by blurring the lines between subject and viewer, flesh and fantasy. 

Mixed-media artist Tamara Cervenka utilizes myth and symbolism to investigate societal norms, womanhood, control, and survival. Her collages and sculptures combine disparate and fractured parts to highlight the dichotomy of what's expected and what's desired.  

Jane Winfield's playfully frustrated abstract paintings draw inspiration from perceptual incongruities and spatial phenomena. Chunky, built-up surfaces and layers of luminous color communicate a choreographed argument between unsightliness and allure, chaos and control.

Sponsored by:
Belle Isle Moonshine
The Great Big Everything
Grimstead Accounting
Champion Brewing Company - RVA

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Valentine's Bae Y'all!


Are you guys ready to rock on Valentine's Day? We're pumped to have this killer show! 

Piranha Rama, Sam Reed, and Opin will be on hand to ring in this holiday. Come enjoy some rad tunes, rad times, and enjoy the rad bar which will be ready to rock for our guests as well! 

Tickets are on sale now. 2 tickets for just $10 if you buy in advance for you and your...whomever you wish to bring. Tickets will be $7 per ticket the night of the show. Get tickets here: https://www.galleryfive.org/tickets/valentines-bae-piranha-rama-sam-reed-opin



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“Gold for a Silver Situation”

Former New Yorker and Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown once noted that, “women have always had to be gold for a silver situation” - to work harder and be better, just to be classed amongst the pack.
Today, even as there are more and more stories calling for art that speaks to women's personal lived experiences, commissioning work from a woman can be an afterthought - despite the incredible talent and intellect amongst women artists.

Representation is important. Many women who work in illustration and narrative art didn’t have mentors to look up to who looked like them, whose lives looked the way they imagined theirs to look. The problem is many-fold for queer folks and women of color. These twelve Richmond artists are a small slice of what women are bringing to the field, and their work makes clear, they should not be considered an afterthought.

Work by:
Katie McBride
Victoria Borges
Holly Camp
Mary Chiaramonte
Clara Cline
Melissa Duffy
Ally Hodges
Brooke Inman
Kamille Jackson
Meena Khalili
Amelia Blair Langford
Cathryn Virginia

Catalog to come at Katiemcbride.com/gold-show

This exhibit will be up until Saturday January 28th during regular Gallery5 hours.

MUSIC and other details:
Sounds 8pm

Elizabeth Owens


Georgie Isaacs

Deau Eyes

*Gallery5 Membership Table
*Belle Isle Moonshine
*"Interconnection" A series of Multimedia Collages, and Portraits of Richmond Icons by Courtney Lebow (Artist and Art Educator)

Ghost Of Pop - Just announced!

Hey Richmond, we're pumped to bring another Ghost of Pop to Gallery5! This year's line up is nothing short of awesome. This will be a $5 show and will pack up pretty quickly so get there early if you want to catch the whole show! 

This year's line up:

Deau Eyes - RVA indie pop soul

My Old Ways - This Alabama / Richmond based quintet is back for a one night throw down!

The Wimps - Awesome, fun, magical, rad, and not wimpy at all really.

Prabir Trio - There's 3 of them and it's gonna be loud. 

Ladygod - Somewhere between surf, garage, soul, and a little bit of fear and loathing. 

Sports Bar - No words can describe this band other than SPORTSBAR!!! 

Here's the link for all your FB event planning needs: https://www.facebook.com/events/312282405918853/


Gallery5 Game Night!

Gallery5 Game Night

Every single Wed we open up our main room to host Gallery5 Game Night! 

Come bring your favorite games or play one of the classics we have. Our bar will be open, the tunes will be flowing, and there will be plenty of folks to get your game on with. We have board games, chess, projected games, video games, drink specials, and we even have some live music! 

Happy hour goes from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for your early bird drink special fans. This is a free event and open to the public. We'll see you for at game night y'all!