<hdr30>Fine Arts Scene
<lst>"Paintings of the Sea", oil paintings by Vienna artist, Joan Marie Barringer will be on display Jan. 28- Feb. 25 at The Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St. Meet the artist at a Reception on Friday, Feb. 3, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.viennaartssociety.org.
The McLean Project for the Arts presents African artist Avel de Knight's pen and ink drawings, "Army Life in a Black Regiment" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Blvd., Richmond, Jan. 16- March 2. Call Nancy Sausser 703-790-1953.
All Before My Eyes: Photograms by Alyssa C. Salomon will be on display in the Atrium Gallery of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean from Jan. 19- Feb. 25. Call 703-790-1953 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.
"Casting A New Light" will be on display in the Emerson Gallery of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean from Jan. 19- Feb. 25. The exhibit features the revitilization of photographic technologies and practices. Call 703-790-1953 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.
"Light Work," featuring black and white landscape photographs by Jan Bender of Great Falls and fused glass sculptures and jewelry by David Barnes of Sterling will be on display through Feb. 6 at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St. Occoquan, Va. Gallery hours: Monday- Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Call 703-494-0584.
The Spirit in Nature Exhibit presents the romantic-realism of artist Frances Vecchi, resident of Great Falls at Riverbend Park off of Jeffery Road, through Jan. 31. Vecchi’s show features landscapes and nature paintings that capture the seasons, local and exotic scenery and the artist’s vision of nature. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Riverbend Park. Riverbend Park will host an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Vecchi will be present. The opening will feature music and light refreshments. Call 703-759-1627.
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.