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First Friday openings

ART GALLERIES in and around Old City stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of local exhibits and First Friday arts events:

ART GALLERIES in and around Old City stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of local exhibits and First Friday arts events:

222 Gallery. 222 Vine St., 215-873-0750. "Here and There: 50 days," abstract works by Ryan Beck. Until June 30. Reception 6-9 tonight.

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," group exhibition. Until June 29. Reception 5-8:30 tonight.

Bambi Gallery. 1817 Frankford Ave., 215-423-2668. "Welcome to My World," various artists. Until July 20. Reception 6-9:30 tonight.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893. "Rapture," paintings by Kate Davis Caldwell. Until July 19. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

B Square Gallery. 614 S. 9th St., 215-625-0692. "WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get," paintings and sculpture by Patrick Lane; "Sunflower Series" by Sandra Webberking, through July 26.

Cerealart. 149 N. 3rd St., 215-627-5060. "It Is Like a Simile," by Willie Wayne Smith. Until July 3.

Cerulean Arts. 1355 Ridge Ave., 267-514-8647. "Portraits of Places," watercolors by Richard Estell. Through July 18. Reception, 5-9 tonight.

Clay Studio. 139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. "Shu Mei Chan: New Work." Until June 29. Reception 5-9 tonight.

F.A.N. Gallery. 221 Arch St., 215-922-5155. Recent paintings by Carlo Russo. Until June 28. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Fleisher Art Memorial. 719 Catharine St., 215- 922-3456. Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition. Until Sept. 26.

Gershman Y Galleries. 401 S. Broad St., 215-446-3001. "Small Survivors: Vulnerable Children of Uganda," photography by Stephen Shames. Until Aug. 15.

Gross McCleaf Gallery. 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. New works by Mary Wallman and Max Mason. Until June 9. Also, works by Phyllis Purves-Smith and Mark Bockrath. Until July 2.

Khmer Art Gallery. 319 N. 11th St., 215-922-5600. "The Lost Art of Arthur Meltzer, a Groundbreaking Exhibition." Reception 5-9 tonight.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. "Weaving Spiders Come Not Here," paintings by Joy Feasley. Until July 11.

Muse Gallery. 60 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310. Pagan-inspired acrylic and mixed media paintings by Lisa Fox. Until June 29. Reception 5-8 tonight.

NEXUS/Foundation for Today's Art. 137 N. 2nd St., 215-629-1103. "NEXUSselects," juried competition for seniors graduating from art colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia. June 12 through July 4.

Pentimenti Gallery. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990. "Summer Journeys, Summer Dreams." Works on paper, paintings and sculptures by various artists. Until July 12. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

Philadelphia Art Alliance. 251 S. 18th St., 215-545-4302. "Paper[space]," by Jolynn Krystosek, 1st floor; "John Clark: Perspectives in Buoyancy," Satellite Gallery, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Third Floor. June 19-Aug. 17.

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. 615 N. Broad St., 215-627-6747. "(In)finite Place: Elyce Abrams, Paul Oberst and Rebecca Rutstein." Until Aug. 15.

Print Center. 1614 Latimer St., 215-735-6090. "The Triumph of Democracy: Inside the Studio," works by Benjamin Edwards. Also, the 82nd Annual International Competition: Photography, juried by Joel Smith, curator of photography at the Princeton University Art Museum. Until Aug. 2.

Projects Gallery. 69 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652. "ID," video, performance, sculpture and photography, curated by Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosoff. Until July 26. Reception 5-8 tonight.

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art. 173 W. Girard Ave., 267-519-3884. "Dirt Made My Lunch," by Kurt Freyer, Erin M. Riley, Robert Scobey and Michael Treffehn. Until June 21.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232. New drawings by Rodger LaPelle. Until July 13. Reception 5-10 tonight.

Sub Octo Gallery. 2202 Alter St., 215-893-8812. "Vessels and Other Essays in Form," sculpture by William Underhill and Andrew Jevremovic. Until June 21.

Third Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. "Casaluna," recent paintings by Francine Shore. Through June 29. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 4th Floor, 215-568-5513. "Solid Gold," group exhibition juried by Adelina Vlas, assistant curator for modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Sarah McEneaney. Until June 27. Reception 6-11 tonight.

Wexler Gallery. 201 N. 3rd St., 215-923-7030. "(In)Between: Contemporary Interpretations of Vanitas," curated by Sienna Freeman. Until June 28.

Wood Turning Center. 501 Vine St., 215-923-8000. "Civilization as They Knew It," work by Stephen Paulsen, 1963-2008. "Collaborations at the Echo Lake Conferences: The First 10 Years." Until July 19. Reception 5:30-7:30 tonight.

Submit First Friday listings to Jennifer Barkowitz by e-mail (, fax (215-854-5910) or mail (400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130). The July deadline is June 23.