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Fine Art

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.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, presents "Mixed Messages," a mixed media juried exhibition that represents artists from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibition runs Dec. 6 through Jan. 14, 2007. Two of the local artists are from the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, Felicia Belair-Rigdon and Marcia Jaestadt and two are members of the Art League Gallery, Diana Derby and Suzanne Twyford, located in the Torpedo Factory. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Enjoy "London and Paris in Winter," watercolors and sketches by Martha D D Brumbaugh of Alexandria, in exhibit at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan, from Dec. 5-31. Visit www.loftgallery.org for more.

Jeanne Garant’s solo-artist exhibit, "Recycled," will be featured at The Art League Gallery Dec. 7–Jan. 2, 2007. The exhibit features collage and assemblage works composed of paper, metals, plastics and other found materials from the streets of Old Town Alexandria. The exhibit is located in Torpedo Factory Center in Old Town. Free.

Art in City Hall, a bi-annual juried exhibition, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon through March 23, at Alexandria's City Hall, 301 King St.

Jan Moffat will have art displayed at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Art will be displayed through Dec. 26.

The annual Del Ray Artisans' Fine Art & Fine Crafts Holiday Market will be held at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Dec. 2-3. There will be up to 20 different artists present. There will be a special evening Preview Reception Dec. 1, 7-10 p.m. A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the Market. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Gallery West will hold it’s annual "Small Works and Holiday Gala" show from Nov. 8-Dec. 3 at 1213 King St., Alexandria. The show features a variety of original art work for sale by its members in various media including oil and acrylic paints, watercolors, collage, photography and more. Visit www.gallery-west.com for more information.

Factory Art Center's Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St. from Dec. 6-Jan. 14, 2007. Opening reception on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.

The Del Ray Artisans will have their annual "Del Ray Dozen" Invitational Photography Show from Nov. 10-26 at at the Del Ray Artisans, located in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. The exhibit features the work of thirteen photographers. For more information visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

"Peace Pieces" opens on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Athenaeum Gallery, located at 201 Prince St., in Old Town Alexandria. This show includes all new works by local artist Marta Sewall, including a variety of mixed media pieces. The works abstractly depict patterns taken from the earth and various global cultures. The show will run through Dec. 17. The gallery will be closed on Nov. 23 and 24 as well as Dec. 2. For more e-mail vriisma@nvfaa.org, visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

"Serving with Distinction: African Americans in Alexandria Public Safety" runs through December at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. This exhibition honors African Americans in Alexandria’s Police Department, Sheriff's Office, and Fire Department. Free. 703-838-4356.

Painter Jane Hahler’s solo-artist exhibit, Color in the American Townscape, will be shown in The Art League Gallery, in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, from Nov. 9 – Dec. 4. Hahler’s rich, moody landscapes capture the intimacy of small town America. The Art League Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon–5 p.m. Free. Call 703-683-1780.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open until 9 p.m. every Thursday in December for special activities and shopping. On Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, and 21 from 6-9 p.m., experience first-hand the sculpture casting process as Chris Erney produces a mold of his large-scale angel sculpture "Angel of Night." The $6500 sculpture will be raffled off for $10 a ticket at the Torpedo Factory Holiday Open House on Thursday, Nov. 30, which is from 6-9 p.m. featuring live jazz music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance at the Information Desk, in studio 336, or by calling 703-838-4565, ext. 1. Proceeds benefit the TFAA and Toys for Tots. Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.

Springfield Art Guild is holding its annual art show and sale from Nov. 6-Jan. 16, 2007 at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. The exhibit features original artwork by members of the Springfield Art Guild and juried by Trudi Van Dyke. For more information contact Darlene Kaplan, President, at 703-922-4175.

A Woman’s Story Gallery will open a new exhibition "Reflections" featuring the art and journey of Israeli-American artist Regina Margarita Barker-Barzel at 1307 King St., Alexandria. The exhibition showcases over 25 oil on canvas paintings that will be on display at A Woman’s Story Gallery from Nov. 8-Dec. 16. Free. Visit www.ewint.org for more.

The Alexandria Black History Museum hosts a new exhibit, Serving With Distinction: African Americans in Alexandria Public Safety, at the Museum, 902 Wythe St. 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.

The Art League Gallery is holding an "Arts and Politics" exhibit from Nov. 8-Dec.4. The exhibit is juried by Jack Rasmussen. The works featured in this exhibit are by Art League members. The gallery is located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free and open to public. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

Art Exhibit featuring fine art of children's book illustrations at Elizabeth Stone Gallery, 1127 King St., Alexandria, from Nov. 18-Dec. 2. Visit www.elizabethstonegallery.com for more information.

The Lyceum opened an exhibit "Early Images of Virginia Indians" on view in the Coldsmith Gallery. The exhibit features period engravings produced from 1590 to the 1800s. The exhibit is open now and will be on exhibit until Feb. 11, 2007. The Lyceum is located at 201 S. Washington St. in Old Town Alexandria. The museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.