▪ Feel the change of the new year with “Metamorphosis” at Art Source Gallery, 1015 W. Main St., Boise. Artists from around the Treasure Valley created work inspired by transformation, such as “Survival by Camouflage” watercolor by Joni Frey, pictured, for this juried art show that benefits the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. The opening reception will feature cellist Rachel Nettles and tasting from Indian Creek Winery. (Take note: There is also a WCA fundraising event Thursday, Jan. 14, at the gallery. Details: artsourcegallery.com.)
▪ Get a two-fer at Ming Studios, 420 W. 6th St. See “New Light,” an exhibition by Boise photographer John Shinn. (See the exhibition from 3 to 7 p.m. on First Thursday for free.) Then watch a performance of “Tru,” a one-person play inspired by the work of Truman Capote, directed by Frankly Burlesque’s Anne McDonald, at 8 p.m. ($10 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, $15 at the door. Other performances are Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 8).
▪ Meet Boise painters Geoff Krueger and Tarmo Watia at the new LaBry Gallery, 404 S. 8th St., suite 166, inside the 8th Street Marketplace Mercantile Building. You’ll see their work, along with sculpture and paintings by New Mexico-based artist Guilloume Perez-Zapata and works on paper by Louisiana-based artist Tom Secrest. Wine tasting will be by Boise’s Mouvance Winery.
▪ See the latest creative mashup from Gallery Five18, 518 S. Americana Blvd. This month’s artistic pairing — “Photo/realism” — features the work of mixed-media artist Sue Latta and painter Betsie Richardson.
5-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at various venues in Downtown Boise. Find more First Thursday events at DowntownBoise.org.