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May galleries guide for First Friday and other shows

Many Philadelphia art galleries stay open later on the first Friday of the month.

MANY Philadelphia art galleries stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Some schedule receptions and artist talks on other days.

Here's a rundown of gallery shows and other events tonight and through the month.

Asian Arts Initiative. 1219 Vine St., 20th Anniversary Exhibit, through May 23.

Bluestone Fine Art Gallery. 142 N. 2nd St., 856-979-7588, Group exhibit, through May 15. Also, "Invented Surfaces: New Paintings By Natalie Hope McDonald."

Bridgette Mayer Gallery. 709 Walnut St., 215-413-8893, "Print / / Line," various artists, through May 31. Reception 6-9 tonight.

Chestnut Hill Gallery. 8117 Germantown Ave., 215-248-2549, Recent work by Alfred Ortega. Tomorrow-May 17. Reception 6-8 p.m. tomorrow.

Clay Studio. 137-139 N. 2nd St., 215-925-3453, Mega pottery sale, noon-9 tonight. Also, "Small Favors IX," exhibit. Reception 5-9 tonight.

F.A.N. Gallery. 221 Arch St., 215-922-5155, Carlo Russo, recent paintings. Through May 31. Reception 5-9 tonight.

LGTripp Gallery. 47-49 N. 2nd St., 215-923-3110, "Philadelphia Historical Artifacts," Jon Manteau. Through July 21. Receptions 6-8:30 tonight and June 6. Also 5-7 p.m. tomorrow.

Locks Gallery. 600 Washington S. Square, 215-629-1000, Jun Kaneko,

"A Stage for a Shared Dream,"

through May 31. Pat Steir,

"For Philadelphia," through June 21.

Magic Gardens. 1020 South St., 215-733-0390,

"Traditions Transformed: The Folk Art of Joel Garcia." Through June 8. Free reception, 6-9 tonight.

Muse Gallery. 52 N. 2nd St., 215-627-5310, "Deep," glass and fiber artist, Sara Bakken. Through June 1. Reception 5-8 tonight.

Overkill Studio. 307 Market St., 2nd Fl.,,. "OVRKLL: Sex & Robots." Reception 4-9 tonight.

Pentimenti. 145 N. 2nd St., 215-625-9990, "Paper Please!" Group exhibition. Ends May 24. Reception 6-8:30 tonight.

PII Gallery. 242 Race St., 215-592-1022, Piotr Pasiewicz, "Impulse." Through May 31. Reception 6-9 tonight.

Rodger LaPelle Galleries. 122 N. 3rd St., 215-592-0232, Martin Poole, through May 31. Receptions 6-10 tonight and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Seraphin Gallery. 1108 Pine St., 215-923-7000, Phillip Adams, "Peaks and Valleys." Through June 8.

Snyderman-Works Galleries. 303 Cherry St., 215-238-9576, Ron Isaacs, three-dimensional wall constructions. Through June 28. Reception 5:30-8:30 tonight.

3rd Street Gallery. 58 N. 2nd St., 215-625- 0993, Associate members' exhibit, "Kaleidoscope". Through June 1. Reception 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday.

Values Into Action. 206 W. State Road, Media, "Inspired By Nature," featuring paintings by Susan Stefanski of ARTsisters. Tuesday-June 10. Second Saturday Stroll, 6-9 p.m. May 10.

Wexler Gallery. 201 N. 3rd Street 215- 923-7030, Furnituremaker Vivian Beer, "Streamlining Desire." Through June 28. Reception 5-8 tonight.