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Art exhibits opening around the city

Many art galleries in and around Philadelphia stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of gallery and arts events tonight and for the next few weeks.

Many art galleries in and around Philadelphia stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Here's a rundown of gallery and arts events tonight and for the next few weeks.

Art in City Hall. City Hall, Broad and Market streets, 215-686-9912. "11th National Arts Program at Philadelphia," works by city employees and their families. To Feb. 18. Also, "Dysfunctional Furniture," featuring 24 regional artists. To Feb. 25.

Arthur Ross Gallery. 220 S. 34th St., 215-898-2083. "Post-Mao Dreaming: Contemporary Chinese Art," through April 3.

Artists' House Gallery. 57 N. 2nd St., 215-923-8440. Joseph Lozano, David Graeme Baker, Scott Jackson, Joan Bromley, Susan Odessey, Jerri Ross. To Feb. 27. Receptions 5-8:30 tonight, 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

AxD Gallery. 265 S. 10th St., 215-627-6250. Larry Wood, "Woman/Object." To Feb. 19.

B Square Gallery. 614 S. 9th St., 215- 625-0692. "Love," group show. To March 19. Reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 12.

Bambi Gallery. 1001 N 2nd St., No. 7, 267-319-1374. Daniel Forrest Hoffman and Gretchen Diehl, "Old Bones." To Feb. 27. Reception 6-10 tonight.

39th Annual Daylesford Abbey Art Show: 220 S. Valley Road, Paoli, 610-647-2530; 87 juried artists in various media. Feb. 13-27. Free. Champagne reception 3-6 p.m. Feb. 12, $50.

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. 1616 Walnut St., 215-545-7562. "Off Camera," various artists. Through Feb. 19.

Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. 20th Street and the Parkway, 215-965-4027. "Mel Kadel: Spacing Awake," drawings. "Jenny Drumgoole: Real Woman of Philadelphia," multimedia. "Frances Trombly: Everything and Nothing," sculpture. To March 15.

JSF Contemporary. 36 N. 3rd St., 2nd Floor Front, 267-516-5034. Thomas G. Brady, paintings, pastels and sketches, through March. "Jonathan Eckel: Figurative Works," to Feb. 27.

LGTripp Gallery. 47-49 N. 2nd St., 215-923-3110. Plamen Veltchev, "Modern Conflicts." Alison Stigora, "Leviathan." Through Feb. 26. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000. "Alterations," group exhibit featuring digital media, curated by Peter Campus. Ends tomorrow. "The Home Front: Jane Irish's Art of War," today through March 12. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Elizabeth Osborne: New Work, Feb. 15-March 20. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 4.

Muse Gallery. 52 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310. Drew Zimmerman, explorations of the human form in papier-mâche. To Feb. 27. Receptions 7-9 tonight and Feb. 11.

Pentimenti Gallery. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990. Mixed media works by Kiki Gaffney, "Object and Ornament"; and Yu-Wen Wu, "Listen." To Feb. 19.

Philadelphia Art Alliance. 251 S. 18th St. 215-545-4302. "Kickin' Back," juried show on designs for leisure, in collaboration with Andrew Dahlgren. Solo exhibitions by Dylan Beck and Diane Pepe. To March 25.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. 1400 N. American St., 215-232-5678. Visiting artist lecture by Julie Weitz. 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232. "On the Move," winter group show. To Feb. 27.

Sande Webster Gallery. 2006 Walnut St., 215-636-9003. Ron Tarver, photography, through Feb. 26. "Kindred Spirits," the Tiberino family. Reception 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11.

St. Asaph Gallery. 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, 610-664-0966. John James Pron, "ROMAN Remix: repurposing sacred spaces in the papal city." Through Feb. 13.

Temple Gallery. Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris streets, 215-777-9144. "Surface Deposit," Seattle's Lead Pencil Studio. To Feb. 26.

3rd Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625-0993. Community exhibition, to Feb. 27. Reception 5-9 tonight and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 13.

University of the Arts. 320 S. Broad St., 215-717-6000. Works in wood by Jayme Guokas. To Feb. 15 at Window on Broad, 333 S. Broad St.

Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 215-238-1253. Mike Calway-Fagen, "Hell and High Water." Slinko, "Naked Thing." Alyssa Taylor Wendt, "TRIFECTA." Letha Wilson, "Punch the Sky." Michelle Dizon, "Empire (ABS-CBN)," curated by Jesse Aron Green. To Feb. 27. Reception 6-11 tonight.

Submit First Friday listings to Laurie Conrad by e-mail

( or mail (400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130). The March deadline is Feb. 25.