Cultural icons and landscapes scenes will be featured at the First Friday art reception from 5–9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at The Main Street Gallery, 412 Main St.

"Landscapes and Portraits" is an exhibit of acrylic paintings of American cultural icons by Michael Hurshman and oil and pastel landscape paintings by Cynthia Underwood, both local artists. The exhibit will be on display through July 2.

Underwood "finds inspiration through light, shadows, mood and change of seasons" according to a news release from the gallery.

Underwood grew up in the South, Midwest and Southwest and has been creating art for about 10 years.

Hurshman focuses "on portraits of American cultural icons (writers and musicians primarily) who have shaped our artistic landscape during the past 100+ years," the news release said.

Originally from southeastern Connecticut, he's been a serious art collector and student of art history for more than 30 years.

Go to for information about this reception and exhibit.

Here are details about other area events set for First Friday and beyond:

■ A First Friday art reception will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at The Art Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

The reception will feature a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Go to or call 243-7337 for information.

■ The "Mystical Nights" opening reception at Red Lion Gallery & Studio, 546 Main St., will feature live painting, music and free psychic/palm readings by Gypsy Zelda (on a first come, first serve basis).

The reception is from 6–9 p.m. Friday, June 7, and will include food from Taproot Catering and a wine tasting.

Go to for information.

■ A reception for "Clockwork Affair: A Steampunk Art Show" will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Uncanny Valley Art Gallery, 455 Main St.

The annual steampunk-themed event invites the public to dress in costume for the contest. There will be wine by Stoney Mesa Winery.

Call 260-9961 or go to for information.

■ The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss will host the Delta Fine Arts annual art show now through June 29.

An opening reception will be from 6–8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Creamery, 165 W. Bridge St.

This non-juried show features two- and three-dimensional art by artists and photographers. Go to for information.

■ The artist of the month reception at Impressionz Gallery, 105 W. Main St., in Cedaredge, will be from 5–7 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Pieces by glass artist Denise Davis and others artists will be featured. Email or call 399-7577 for information.

■ The 47th annual Edge of the Cedars Art Show will be on display Friday through Sunday, June 7–9, at Cedaredge Middle School, 845 SE Deer Creek Drive, in Cedaredge.

The show is hosted by Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and features oil/acrylic, watercolor, graphics, pastels, mixed media, sculpture, photography, pottery, stained glass and more.

The show's hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7–8, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9. Call 856-3842 or 835-3388 for information.

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