Arlington students, parents, and community members are invited to attend “Faces of Gunston,” a multimedia art show at Gunston Middle School from Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. to Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m. The exhibit is a celebration of the school’s diversity and explores every day life in Arlington from the perspective of middle schoolers. To create the show, students were challenged to use video cameras, iPods, and digital and video cameras to capture the essence of their daily life. The work of more than 80 students will be on display. Call 703-228-6900.
Gallery Night and Open House on Wednesday, May 10 the 2nd annual “Nights of the Stars” is a free and casual visual and performance art exhibit and sale. Open to the public for food and fun. All art was done by Clarendon House clubhouse members. Come meet these artists and their friends and families from 5-7:30 p.m. Clarendon House is at 3141 N. 10th St., Arlington. Call 703-228-5236.
The Women's Memorial Foundation announces that Faces of the Fallen: America's Artists Honor America's Heroes has been extended through Memorial Day, May 30. The exhibit, which pays tribute to America's service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, opened at the Memorial in March 2005. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, includes portraits of service members killed from Oct. 10, 2001 through Nov. 11, 2004. Visit www.facesofthefallen.org or call 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155. The Women's Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, is accessible by Metro (Blue Line) and paid parking is available.
The Arlington Arts Center, Wilson Blvd., Arlington, will host a group of artists during the Spring Solos 2006 show through June 3. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, will host Gangplank Marina, photographs by Nancy Libson now through June 3. Visit www.nancylisbon.com.
From the Junkyard to the Frontyard runs from Friday, May 5 through Saturday, June 24 at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive in Arlington (at the corner of Fairfax Dr. and N. Taylor Streets, one block from the Ballston Metro stop on the orange line). Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 703-228-7710.
Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists at the Manor House and Horticultural Center, Green Spring Garden, from May 2 - June 25. Reception on Sunday, May 7, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Manor House. Exhibit on view at the Manor House Wednesday - Sunday 12-4 p.m. and at the Horticultural Center Monday – Saturday, 9-4:30 p.m., Sunday, 12 - 4:30 p.m. Manor House call 703-941-7987, Horticultural Center call 703-642-5173.
The Woodmont Weavers is an artisan group of developmentally disabled adults, sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Human Services and the Arlington Community Services Board. Since 1988, the weavers have turned out hand-woven products of wool, cotton and fiber blends, learning independence and developing technical and social skills along the way. The hand-woven textiles include placemats, pillows, totes and hats and are for sale to the general public. The Weavers work regular hours and are paid for their products. They welcome custom orders. Visit the Weavers' Studio Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Ballston Common Mall, third floor, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-528-9474 or e-mail Sally Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Auriel Bessemer's historic murals. Bessemer was commissioned by the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Art to help beautify local federal buildings in the 1930s and '40s. The murals are at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. They are normally on display high on the walls of Arlington's Main Post Office, which is currently being renovated. They will be returned to the post office next fall. Contact Caroline Danforth at 703-228-3771.
The Ballston Art Market returns to Welburn Square offering original creations for home decor, gifts and personal use, including handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts, wearable art, giftware, watercolors, oil paintings and photography. The monthly outdoor market operates from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Different artists exhibit each month. Artists are juried by a select panel. Welburn Square is adjacent to the Metro station at 9th and N. Stuart streets, near the Ballston Common Mall. Call 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Figure Drawing Open Studio Sessions. Nude model is provided, but there is no instructor. Participants bring their own materials. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-2:30 p.m. No reservation necessary. Cost is $60 in advance for six sessions or $15 per session for drop-ins. Call 703-248-6800.