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<lst>McLean Project for the Arts Spring Exhibition runs from April 28-June 4 and features the works of Rebecca Kamen and Peggy Feerick, as well as works by students from the art departments of Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University. Kamen's two and three - dimensional work explores the nexus of science, myth and art. Feerick's photography examines both the illusions and allusions inherent in her relationship with the life-sustaining substance, food. An Opening Reception and Gallery Talk will take place Thursday, April 28 from 7-9 p.m. MMPA is located on the upper level of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call MMPA at 703-790-1953, or call the Community Center at 703-790-0123.

The McLean Project for the Arts' biennial juried exhibition, Strictly Painting V, features mid-Atlantic artists working with paint or paint in combination with other materials, and runs from June 16-July 30. The exhibition is curated by Jonathan P. Binstock, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. MMPA is located on the upper level of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call MMPA at 703-790-1953, or call the Community Center at 703-790-0123.

Meet the artists at a special reception Friday, April 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the Grand Opening of the new Re/Max Gateway office at 10135 Colvin Run Road. Works by local artists from Great Falls Studios will be on display, including paintings, sculpture, photography and fine crafts. Many of the pieces depict life in Great Falls. The show runs until May 31.

Art Classes. The Great Falls Art Center provides weekly classes in drawing, oil painting, pottery, sculpture and art history for children over 6, teenagers, adults and seniors at its Walker Road studio in Great Falls. All teachers are well-trained, experienced, professional art teachers. For a class schedule, call 703-759-3867 or e-mail greatfallsart@yahoo.com. Activities of the GFAC are supported, in part, by the Arts Council of Fairfax County.