Abattoir Fine Arts "Small Works at Abattoir: Portable Paintings by 10 Artists," featuring works by Foust, Brett Busang, Wolfgang Jasper, Beth Beaven and others, opens with a reception Nov. 6, 7-10 p.m. Through Feb. 1. 210 E. Grace St. 643-7118.
Artspace The "VCU Crafts Department Student Show and Sale" and "Artspace Members' Exhibition" open Dec. 6 with a reception, 7-9 p.m., with Floating Folk Festival member Pam McCarthy providing entertainment. $10 at door, free for children. The First Friday Opening Reception will be on Friday, Dec. 6, from 7-10 p.m. Free. Both exhibitions continue through Sat., Dec. 21. 6 E. Broad St. 782-8672.
Brazier Fine Art Annual Gallery Artists Holiday Show and Alla Prima International Group Show. Oil paintings by gallery artists as well as works by painters belonging to Alla Prima International, a national organization of professional women artists. Opening with a reception Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. Through Dec. 31. 3401 W. Cary St. 359-2787.
Chop Suey Books presents new paintings by Doug Utley. Opening reception Friday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. Through Jan. 5. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.
Comfort This downtown eatery displays "interiors/exteriors," works by Savannah digital artist Paul Troy, through Jan. 1. 200 W. Broad St. 780-0004.
Joe's Inn Richmond artists Georgia Terry and Keithley Pierce exhibit a "Bad Girl Art Show" of new works opening Dec. 6. Through Tuesday, Dec. 31. 205 N. Shields Ave. 355-2282.
Lora Robins Gallery Photographs by Andreas Feininger, Structures of Nature concludes with third and last installation, titled "Plants and Patterns." At the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature Dec. 7 through May 18. Free. 289-8276.
Main Art Gallery "Eurphoria and Anguish," an exhibit in mixed media by Cindy Neuschwander opens Dec. 6 with a reception, 7-9 p.m. Through Jan. 31. 1537 W. Main St. 359-3499.
Orange Door Gallery "I Ain't Going To Work Tomorrow," paintings by Wes Freed and Angry Johnny. Opening reception includes songs by Wes Freed and Angry Johnny, a showing of the film "The Thrillbillies" by Jim Stramel and tattoos on site by George Archer. 7-11 p.m. 12 W. Broad St. 648-7771.
Richmond Public Library Four new exhibits on view beginning Dec. 6, including art by the Tuckahoe Artists Association, photography by the Focus Group Camera Club and hand-painted papers and ceramic masks by Katrina Dyer. Reception Dec. 9. 6-8 p.m. Formations Redux, large-scale landscape paintings by Dana Frostick, opens Friday, Dec. 6, 7-9:30 p.m. in the Art and Music Foyer, Through Dec. 30 101 E. Franklin St.646-4256.
Starch Modern Home "Back to the Front," paintings by Andrew Hazenhand, and hand-woven wool textiles by Michi Ouchi, opens Dec. 6 with a reception 7-10 p.m. Through December. 105 E. Main St. 344-3334.
Three Miles Gallery "Lotto Riciclato: A Collection" opens with a reception Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m. 1 W. Broad St. 677-1151.
VCU Art Education Student Art Exhibit presents the work of Richmond and surrounding area students in kindergarten through high school, 2-4 p.m. in the Pollak Building. 325 N. Harrison St. 828-1996.
Visual Art Studio 3rd Annual Artistic Gifts, mixed-media exhibition. With reception Friday, Dec. 6 7-10 p.m. Through Jan. 31.208 W. Broad St.644-1368.
Astra Design Susan Patrick's "Dresses, False Doors, and Buildings." Through Dec. 7. 3141 W. Cary St. 257-5928.
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen "Five Lessons From Nature" considers the manifestations of the natural world's evolutions. Through Dec. 21. 2800 Mountain Road. 261-6200.
The Eric Schindler Gallery Recent Italian Paintings," new watercolors and oils by Jillian Warner. Through Dec. 22. 2305 E. Broad St. 644-5005.
Flippo Gallery Monotypes and paintings by Ken Buhler. Through Dec. 13. Randolph-Macon College in Pace-Armistead Hall. 211 N. Center St. 752-3600.
For Art's Sake The annual Anne Chaddock Bolton and Susan M. Stuller Art Exhibition, new watercolors, acrylics and pastels from these artists. Through Jan. 4. 3451 W. Cary St. 353-8101.
The Hand Workshop "Burma: Something Went Wrong, Photographs by Chan Chao" and "In Situ: Portraits of People at Home, Photographs by Taylor Dabney, Tom Hunter & Zwelethu Mthethwa." Through Dec. 22. 1812 W. Main St. 353-0094.
Lora Robins Gallery "Art Nouveau Glass and Pottery"; "Heads or Tails: Ancient Coins from the Permanent Collection," through Feb. 2, 2003; "Structures of Nature" features nature-inspired photographs by the late Andreas Feininger, through May 15, 2003. 289-8276.
Marsh Art Gallery "Adolph Gottlieb: Monotypes" features 40 monotypes created by Adolph Gottlieb during the last months of his life. Through Dec. 8. "Going with the Flow" features gestural style prints by Pat Steir. Through Dec. 15. "The Brotherhood of Free Culture: Recent Art from St. Petersburg, Russia" features nonconformist paintings by seven contemporary Russian artists. Through Dec. 15. University of Richmond. 289-1894.
Montpelier Center for the Arts Members of the Lee Artists Association exhibit new works through Dec. 31. Western Hanover. 883-7378.
Reynolds Gallery "Fictions in Wonderland" features installments by Christopher Chiappa, E.V. Day, Tara Donovan, Sally Mann, Roxy Paine and Alyson Shotz. Through Dec. 14. 1514 W. Main St. 355-6553.
Spotlight Gallery The Best of the National Arts Program. Through Dec. 13. 4901 Old Brook Road. 646-3674.
Uptown Gallery "Tropical Getaway" by Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley and Linda Wetmore. Through Jan. 11. 1305 W. Main St. 353-8343.
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