Jiyoun Lee-Lodge's artwork is the result of smells, feelings, circumstance, histories and sometime trivial matters that have been transformed into abstract and colorful shapes.

"Roommates and Strangers," a solo exhibit of the Salt Lake City-based artist's drawings, paintings and installation will open with a reception from 5–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 437CO Gallery, 437 Colorado Ave.

Lee-Lodge was born in Seoul, South Korea and received her master's degree in fine art from Brooklyn College in New York City, According to jiyounlee.com. Her artwork has shown at Bowman Gallery, ArtMora(Coohaus Art), Jamaica Art Center, Gallery Ho, Recession Art Center, PizzArte, Gallery ELL, ArtGate, Maum, InRivers, Arario, RabbitHoleStudio Gallery, the Bowery Club and others.

"Roomates and Strangers" combines works from the "Roomates" and Lee-Lodge's "Waterman the Stranger" series. It will be on display through Sept. 27.

Go to coloradomesa.edu/art/gallery for information about this exhibit.

Here are details of other art happenings in the area:

■ You can go where the "Sky's The Limit" from 5:30–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St.

This opening reception is for a new body of work by local artists Mary Kollman (oil) and Lynn Pavelka (oil and fluid acrylics). The artists will be at the reception and refreshments will be served. Call 245-7949 or go to facebook.com/mainly412 for information.

■ A fundraising benefit for Super Rad Art Jam will be from 7–10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Uncanny Valley Art Gallery, 455 Main St.

]One of the founding members of Super Rad, Bryan Wade of Blueswade Cartoons, will perform live art during this First Friday event.

Go to facebook.com/UncannyValleyArt or call 260-9961 for information.

■ The September First Friday Reception at The Art Center will highlight three new exhibits that will be on display through Sept. 28.

"Splicing Time" features a drawing and narrative solo exhibition by Chris Troutman.

Loren Eakins' solo exhibition includes illustrations in graphite and watercolor.

The Western Colorado Watercolor Society Members' Show features watercolor works from the area's art community.

A reception for these exhibits will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Go to gjartcenter.org or call 243-7337 for information.

■ Father and daughter artists George Turner (brush and ink markings) and Ami Purser (textural and abstract markings) will be featured in the "Making Marks (Extracts From Nature)," an exhibit at Omnia Contemporary, 639 Main St.

An opening reception is planned for 7–10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

Go to facebook.com/omniacontemporary or call 314-5705 for information.

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