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Art and craft abound all around town for holiday perusing

Many art galleries all over town stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of First Friday exhibits and related arts events:

Al Wachlin Jr. captures the changing landscape of Maine and its vanishing potato houses in "Aroostook," at Third Street Gallery.
Al Wachlin Jr. captures the changing landscape of Maine and its vanishing potato houses in "Aroostook," at Third Street Gallery.Read more

Many art galleries all over town stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of First Friday exhibits and related arts events:

Art In City Hall Program. City Hall, Broad and Market streets, 2nd and 4th floors, 215-686-9912. "The Green Exhibit," highlighting the work of various Philadelphia area artists. Until Jan. 23.

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. "Small works," portraits, still life, interiors, landscapes and media by various artists. Until Dec. 24. Reception 5-8:30 tonight.

Bambi Gallery. 1817 Frankford Ave., 215-423-2668. "Cherishables," various artists. Until Jan. 25. Reception 6-10 tonight.

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893. "Winter Gallery Artist Group Show." Until Dec. 20. Reception 6-8:30 p.m., Dec. 12.

B SQUARE Gallery. 614 S. 9th St., 215-625-0692. Works by Bryan Willette. Until Dec. 20.

CEREALART. 149 N. 3rd St., 215-627-5060. CEREALART Portfolio to Benefit YouthAIDS and the Cambodian Children's Fund, a limited-edition (25) portfolio of seven signed and numbered works by various artists, $5,500, all proceeds to benefit the organizations. To Jan. 10.

Cerulean Arts. 1355 Ridge Ave., 267-514-8647. "Territorial," new works on paper by Anne Canfield. Until Jan. 9. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Clay Studio. 139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453. "Gifted," the studio's annual holiday exhibition, until Dec. 28. Reception 5-9 tonight.

F.A.N. Gallery. 221 Arch St., 215-922-5155. Recent paintings by John Winship. Until Dec. 27. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Fleisher Art Memorial. 719 Catharine St., 215- 922-3456. Annual Young People's Exhibition, featuring work from 400+ students enrolled at Fleisher's Saturday Young People's Program. Until Dec. 24.

Gershman Y. 401 S. Broad St., 215-446-3027. "Roma Amor," digital assemblages by Joel Katz and work created in collaboration with poet Randall Couch, Open Lens Gallery. "Beautiful Dreamers," works by children's book author Leo Lionni and his friend, Italian illustrator and stage designer and artist Emanuele Luzzati, Borowsky Gallery. Exhibit opens Dec. 11 with reception at 5:30 p.m.

Gross McCleaf Gallery. 127 S. 16th St., 215-665-8138. Solo exhibition by Frank Trefny. Until Dec. 30.

Highwire Art Gallery. 2040 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. Open Call Show. Until Dec. 21.

James Oliver Gallery. 723 Chestnut St., 4th fl. 215-923-1242. "Scents and Form," painter Ron Johnson and sculptor Emil Alzamora. Until Jan 17.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. "Private Collections," works by Ellen Harvey. Until Dec. 13. "Dog Heaven," paintings, gouaches, and works on paper by Sarah McEneaney, until Dec 20. Reception 5:30-7:30 tonight.

Mew Gallery. 906 Christian St., 215-625-2424. Works by Alyssa Grenning and Jonathan Hafer, until Dec. 14. Sewn paintings by Katie Henry, paintings by Kathryn Moran, illustrations by James Ulmer, until Jan 1.

Muse Gallery.60 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310. "NAKED," paintings by Eric Fausnacht, Erin McGee Ferrell, Ed Marston and Keith Sharp. Until Dec. 30. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Newman Galleries. 1625 Walnut St., 215-563-1779. Contemporary French Impressionists. Until Dec. 31.

NEXUS/Foundation for Today's Art. 137 N. 2nd St., 215-629-1103. NEXUSradio, gallery transformed into a low-power radio station; through January. New work by gallery members Jennie Thwing and Sherif Habashi. Until Dec. 13.

Painted Bride Art Center. 230 Vine St., 215-925-9914. "American Fight Clubs," photographic exhibition 10 years in the making by Jim Lommasson. "Urban Reef," mixed media drawings by Arden Bendler Browning. Until Dec. 20. Reception 5-7 tonight.

Pentimenti Gallery. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990. "they paved paradise," works on paper by Kim Beck. "Urban Compression" and "Ruse of Transparency," paintings and installation by Steven Baris. Until Dec. 19.

Philadelphia Art Alliance. 251 S. 18th St., 215-545-4302. "Transformation 6," works in glass by 28 artists. Until Jan. 5.

Print Center. 1614 Latimer St., 215-735-6090. "Domesticated," works by Amy Stein. "The Preponderance of Evidence," works by Shelley Thorstensen. Dec. 11- Feb. 14.

Projects Gallery. 69 N. 2nd St., 267-303-9652. "Paper," prints, drawings, mixed media and sculptures by various artists. Until Dec. 20. Reception 6-9 tonight.

Proximity Gallery. 2434 E. Dauphin St., 267-825-2949. "Monster vs. Robot," paintings by Joey Feldman and Rob Morgan. Reception 6-9 tonight.

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art Gallery. 173 W. Girard Ave., 267-519-3884. "Nothing in Stone," works by Bruce Campbell. Until Dec. 20.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232. "Small, Mysterious, and Precious Works." Until Dec. 30. Reception 5-10 tonight.

Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery at the University of the Arts. 333 Broad St., 7th Fl. 215-717-6240. "Art as a Manuscript," illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. Until Jan. 31.

Snyderman-Works Galleries. 303 Cherry St., 215-238-9576. "The Spirit of the Figure: Four Views," sculpture by various artists. Until Jan. 17. Reception 5:30-8:30 tonight.

Temple Gallery. 259 N. Third St., 215-782-2776. "Field Reports: Documents and Strategies from Land Arts of the American West." Until Feb. 28. Reception 6-8 tonight.

Third Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. "Aroostook," potato houses of Northern Maine photographed by Al Wachlin Jr. Until Dec. 28. Reception 5-9 tonight.

Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 4th Floor, 215-568-5513. Works by various gallery artists. Reception 6-11 tonight.

Wood Turning Center.501 Vine St., 215-923-8000. "Challenge VII: dysFUNctional," various artists. Through Jan. 17.

Submit First Friday listings to Jennifer Barkowitz by e-mail (, fax (215-854-5910) or mail (400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130). The January deadline is Dec. 26.