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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Activities of the GFAC are supported, in part, by the Arts Council of Fairfax County.
"Red Clay Blues," sculptures from domestic implements and other found objects that reflect the history of the Middle Passage and its effect on ensuing generations, by Marianetta Porter; "Army Life in a Black Regiment," illustrations by Avel deKnight completed between 1969 and 1974, based on the book "Army Life in a Black Regiment"; and "The Riches of Family: An American Journey from Slavery to Prosperity," paintings by Rick Hyman; are on display, through March 5, at the McLean Project for the Arts, located in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, call 703-790-1953 or visit www.mpaart.org. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
"Meditations on Nature," an exhibit of paintings by Cynthia Young of McLean, is on display, Feb. 8-March 5, at Ozmosis Gallery, 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. A percentage from the proceeds of her sales will benefit the Red Cross for disaster relief for victims of the recent tsunami in Asia. Opening reception to meet the artist is Friday, Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.ozmosisgallery.com or call 301-664-9662.
"Embrace the Sun," featuring pottery by David Cowdrill of Great Falls and etching collage by Patricia Smith of Woodbridge, opens Feb. 8 and continues through March 7, at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, Va. The gallery is open Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For gallery information, call 703-494-0584.