Tonight (Friday, April 16) from 6 to 8 p.m., the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will host a free opening reception for the exhibition "New Works by Gary Hudson." The exhibition was planned before Hudson passed away in December and will serve as a memorial to him and a retrospective on his work. It will run through July 9.
Also tonight, from 7 to 9 p.m., the BFA students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art in photography, printmaking and jewelry/metals will have an opening reception for their exit show. Students featured include Elizabeth Gaby, Brian Hilley, Eric Lotzer, Danielle Tobin, Gabriel Bratton, Britt Gantner, Steven Hall, Susan Kent, Goodloe Yancey, Brittany Dowdell, Lulu Gyoury, Ashley Hall, Michelle Hall, Kristen Mapes, Emily Mayo, Kaylyn Mitchell, Cynthia Nist, Travis Oneal and Lauren Smith.
On Saturday, somewhat coincident with our own The Art of: Preservation but starting earlier (it runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), so you could very well get both in, is a less traditional arts event, the annual Fluke mini-comics fest, which has moved to Ciné this year. Five bucks will get you in whether you're a consumer or a producer, and many artists set up tables and sell original art and sketches.