See doubles at the Scope Gallery’s Two of a Kind, where members of the Kiln Club display their duplicative works: mugs, cups, salt and pepper shakers, cruets, dishes and jars. Through Oct. 1 in studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Call 703-548-6288.
InSight: Two artists together in Italy. Paintings by Sue Lynch and photographs by Suzanne Quinlan. On display at the Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 312 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Oct. 1. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 703-683-2205.
The Del Ray Artisants fall all-member show, Autumn Art Antics, will run at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., through Oct. 1. Gallery hours at the Colasanto Center are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays noon-4 p.m. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Drifting, new works in oils and pastels, by Shenandoah Valley artist Carolyn Malon Sober are on display at Gallery West, 1213 King St. She is bringing oil and pastel representations of her current approach to line, movement, color, and, as usual, whimsy.
The show will remain open through Oct. 1. For preview of the new show, call Gallery West at 703-549-6006, or e-mail email@example.com.
A reception and book signing on Sunday, Oct. 1, 1-5 p.m. will begin the exhibit of Russian artist and illustrator Gennady Spirin at the Elizabeth Stone Gallery, 1127 King St., Suite 201. The exhibit runs through Oct. 28. Call 703-706-0025 or visit www.elizabethstonegallery.com.
Martha Oatway, print-maker, shows her Math Series and Forest Series at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Oct. 2. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.
Monday, Oct. 2, Empowered Women International starts another semester of business training for artists. The training teaches artists and artisans how to create sustainable livelihoods from their work.
Courses are offered in portfolio development, marketing & Internet marketing, public speaking, taxes, legal and financial matters, copyright issues, and other important aspects of the art business world.
Classes meet every Monday night through Dec. 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at A Woman’s Story Gallery, 1307 King St. Application available at www.ewint.org, or e-mail Marga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strictly from Nature at the Scope Gallery Oct. 2-29, with decorative motifs from nature in work by the Ceramic Guild. In studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Call 703-548-6288.
The Enamelists Gallery, in studio 28 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents a mini-show of work by Norma Wangel, to run Oct. 3-Nov. 5. Call 703-836-1561.
Full Moon on the Arabian Sea, a show of photographs by Clifford Wheeler and black and white prints by Peggy Fleming, on display Oct. 3-Nov. 5 at the Multiple Exposures gallery of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., studio 312. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 703-683-2205.
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 Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 703-838-4356.
Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year, painter Liang Wei, shows his exotic landscapes in the Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St. Open noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, through Oct. 15. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565, ext. 4.
Looming Before Us, a juried show at the Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, opens in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory, on Oct. 17. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited.
The show will run through Nov. 12. Gallery hours at Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.Potomaccraftsmengallery.com.
Black’s Gift to Color, a show of enhanced monotypes by Cora Rupp, combining color with black objects and screens to examine the impact of black on each colored shape in her botanical images. In Printmakers Inc., studio 325 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, call 703-683-1342.
“Inflorescence: Photographs by Amy Lamb.” A collection of captivating botanical photographs shown at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, through Nov. 5. Gallery open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Free. Visit www.ahs.org or call 703-768-5700.
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.