A Show of Hands, by Htein Lin at the Albright-Knox.

First Friday

[FIRST FRIDAY] It’s finally spring, making the First Friday event in Allentown and elsewhere more palatable as a walking or biking tour, and there’s some great stuff going on to check out. Newly opening shows in Allentown include a Emily Finlan’s Ghost Girl show at Caffeology (caution: Allen Street is closed there for construction), Ross Drago’s curiously titled show Modular Interactive Paintings in Energy Symbols is landing at Buffalo Big Print; across the street at Pine Apple Company is Reann Nye’s collection of functional and nonfunctional ceramic pieces keyed by turn of the century (ahem, 1900) Circus themes; and around the corner at GCR Audio is Board, a collaboration between Adam Mojeski and Bob Kotas presenting a series of “electrifying images of circuitry design” hung all over Robby Takac’s studio; while over at Buen Vivir, Pittsburgh collective #notwhite will be hosting an opening and spoken word event featuring local and the collective’s performers.  Elsewhere in the neighborhood are ongoing shows at Pausa, Indigo Art, Box Gallery, and Queen City Gallery. If you’re downtown, check out the opening at CEPA, a thesis exhibition from Julia Rose Sutherland that explores her aboriginal roots as a Mi’kmaq woman of the Metepenagiag Nation of New Brunswick, Canada. And for the M & T First Friday event at the Albright-Knox, be sure to check out their superb ongoing exhibitions with programming centered around Htein Lin’s work on display Show of Hands, which documents the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma. After all the art is consumed, head over to the First Friday after-party spot with our friends at Community Beer Works (520 7th Street, addresses for all galleries found in our In Galleries now section).


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