Art Donation Event. The Old Mill Gallery in Alexandria and Art Unlimited in Springfield are holding an art donation event, through Aug. 19. Anyone who donates a piece of artwork will receive a $50 gift certificate good towards framing or any new artwork purchase over $200. Proceeds will go to the Lorton Community Action Center and to New Hope Housing in Alexandria. The Old Mill Gallery is located at 8744 Cooper Road, Alexandria and Art Unlimited is located at 6715 Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-339-8510.

“Kimonos, Canvas and Collage” runs through Aug. 27 at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit for more information.

Mixed media paintings by Mount Vernon resident Ruth Soldz is on dislay in the yellow visitor lobby of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital through Aug. 31. Contact the artist at 703-780-1508.

Printmakers Inc. presents a special group show by the membership as a whole, through Aug. 31 in Studio 325 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 703-683-1342.

The Kiln Club presents “Before and After,” an educational exhibit on the art of making pottery.

The show will be on display at the Torpedo Factory through Sept. 3.

It will be open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. for Second Thursdays. Free. Contact Dee Taylor at 301-652-5279 or

The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan, Va. presents “Textural Impressions,” Embellished Paper Quilts by Sherry Smith. Smith, a member of the Art League, will display her work through Sept. 4. Smith’s works combine her love of clay and painting with hand embroidery and other embellishments to produce a series of mixed-media “paper quilts.”

The Art League Gallery presents “The International Landscape Show,” through Sept. 4.

The 2006 International Landscape Show will be juried by Mark Leithauser, the Senior Curator and Chief of Design at the National Gallery of Art.

The show will exclusively feature artwork celebrating the American and International landscape. All artwork displayed will be by Art League members.

The Art League Gallery, room 21 of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Art in the Gardens at Green Spring Gardens Park Historic Manor House presents “Nature’s Kaleidoscope”, Acrylic Paintings by Suzanne Jepson, through Aug. 28.

Call 703-642-5173 or visit

The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts a new exhibit, “Serving With Distinction: African Americans in Alexandria Public Safety,” at the Museum, 902 Wythe St. Members of the Alexandria Fire Department staff will participate in a related gallery talk program on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum through Dec. 31.

Serving with Distinction honors the “trail blazers,” black men and women who integrated Alexandria’s public safety departments.

The exhibition recalls the adversities African Americans faced and conquered; the personal and professional fellowship that emerged among the Fire, Police, and Sheriff’s Departments; and the professional and personal involvement in community outreach they maintained during their careers.

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 703-838-4356.

Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road, exhibits “Off the Pages of Godey’s: A Guide to the Domestic Sciences” through the end of 2006. Admission is free. Call 703-838-4848.