First Friday top pick: The Keyhole

Jessica Logsdon and her Crossroads gallery have found success with the live painting formula that pits teams of local artists against one another to create images of live models posed and dressed as larger-than-life figures. Tonight, Marc Saviano assumes the role of Uncle Sam to be painted by Victoria Strong, Mary Ware, Christina Gandy, Cortney Jarisch, Jason Sierra and Logsdon herself. See it happen from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Also featured: an exhibit from self-taught artist Jeanette Powers, who specializes in what she calls “fractalline expressive” paintings. Music from Restless Breed and Valency also is on tap.

Fri., July 1, 5:30-10 p.m., 2011