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The McLean Project for the Arts 24th Annual Youth Art Show elementary school exhibit, featuring art by elementary students of McLean area schools, runs March 12-26. 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 24th Annual Youth Art Show middle and high school exhibit, featuring art by McLean area Middle and High school students, runs April 1-6. 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.

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. 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.

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.

"Embrace the Sun," featuring pottery by David Cowdrill of Great Falls and etching collage by Patricia Smith of Woodbridge 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.

"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, through 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. 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.

The Artisans United Craft Gallery is featuring the work of the Waterford Weavers in a fine craft sale and exhibition through March at the gallery, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale. In addition to the weavers’ hand-woven pieces, artisans will also be offering pottery, baskets, glass, porcelain, wearables, photography, cards, polymer clay and watercolors. Free. Call 703-941-0202. Visit www.artisansunited.org.

"Old Spanish Towns in The Andes," watercolors by Connie F. Shahan, is on display Tuesday, March 8-Sunday, April 3, at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill Street, Occoquan, Va. Shahan worked for many years in the corporate world while pursuing art as hobby and, in the past five years, she has been painting full time. She has participated in collective and solo shows at the Art League, the Vienna Art Society, River Farm,tThe Loft Gallery, the Inter American Development Bank and selected galleries in Northern Virginia. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.