A slew of new art shows are opening at galleries in downtown Bedford, with several receptions taking place 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday as part of the 2nd Friday in Centertown Bedford gallery tour.
Art Upstairs in Bedford Hardware at 126 South Bridge Street and at Artists on Depot Gallery in The Electric Company Artists’ Co-op at 207 East Depot Street are hosting The Itsy Bitsy Show in the Big Box, a gathering of works by regional arts that measure five inches wide by five inches tall. The show will stay on display until June 8.
The Electric Company Artists’ Co-op is also hosting a show through the end of April by Pennsylvania native Kurt Kindermann, centered on his series of colorful and moody paintings, “Self-Portraits Concealed in Birds.” For more information call 491-2585 or visit the co-op’s Facebook page.
Goose Creek Studio Gallery and Custom Framing at 302 Court Street will feature two artists through April. “Oodles of Doodles” by artist and historian Warner Scott features humorous works influenced by the idle doodles he produced during meetings while he worked as an artist for Piedmont Label Company in Bedford. “Rock Cliffs and Deep Canyons” by Randy Marling features paintings of landscapes from the American Southwest. For more information call 586-8482 or visit www.goosecreekstudio.com.
The Bower Center for the Arts at 305 N Bridge Street has opened “Look to the East,” a show of art with Asian themes selected by Botetourt County artist Nancy Dahlstrom, that will be on display until April 27. Awards will be announced during the Friday reception. For more information, call 586-4235 or visit http://www.bowercenter.org.