Not every art opening takes place on First Friday, which is good, because who can see 20 shows in one night and appreciate what they saw? The following spaces will host receptions for new shows on Friday, January 11. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. For more art events taking place this week, visit rochestercitynewspaper.com and search our calendar.
The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Center for the Arts and Education (713 Monroe Ave.) will host "Ten-Nineteen: Return to Station," a 40-year retrospective exhibition featuring the work of ceramic artists, teachers, and students who have been associated with Genesee Pottery throughout its history. The show will be held through February 1, with a reception on January 11, 6-9 p.m. For more info, call 244-1730, or visit geneseearts.org.
Also opening at the Genesee Center, in the Joe Brown Gallery in the Printing & Book Arts Center, is "Alphabet Soup: Student Show," an exhibit of a variety of letterpress-printed type specimens. The show opens January 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and continues through January 31. For more information, call 244-1730, or visit geneseearts.org.
Axom Gallery (176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor) will host a "Blueprint" Benefit Event for Foodlink on January 11, 5-8 p.m. Artists and donors have contributed items that incorporate the color blue within the design, and local businesses have donated gift certificates for an auction to benefit Foodlink. The gallery will also donate 10 percent of the sale of any paintings in the current show by artist Kurt Moyer sold that evening. Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, call 232-6030 x 22 or visit axomgallery.com.