<ro>New and Upcoming Exhibits
<lst> See art created by toddlers and preschoolers from April 20 through May 30 at Durant Memorial Center for the Arts, 1605 Cameron St. The exhibit is called "Art in Hand." Free and open to the public.
See Civil War drawings by soldier, artist, and musician William Lydston, Jr. through March 1, 2008 at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road . William Lydston, Jr. was a professional artist who lied about his age to join the Union army. For more information, call 703-838-4848.
Come see O-Sushi! from May 1 to June 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Printmakers, Inc. Studio #325. 105 N. Union St. Linocuts capturing the sophistication of this elegant Japanese cuisine in vivid color and captivating patterns, created by printmaker Lauren Miko. 703-683-1342.
Amy Kahn Russell Trunk Show from May 15-30 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery. 1117 King St., Alexandria. A creative exhibit by Amy Kahn Russell. 703-838-9787.
Washington Glass Guild Juried Show from June 8-July 6 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St., Alexandria. Reception held at the Arts Afire Glass Gallery on Saturday, June 9 from 5-8 p.m. 703-838-9787.
12th Anniversary Show with Karen Ovington from July 13-22 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St., Alexandria. Ms. Ovington is a glass bead jewelry artist. Receptions will be held on July 20, 21, and 22. 703-838-9787.
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<lst>Barbara Chiminello will be the featured exhibitionist at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria through April 28. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com for more.
The Ceramic Guild has its "Juried Spring Show" on display through April 29 at the Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Features work by Jennifer Dinklmeyer. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-548-6288.
See "Flora and Fauna Reflections" by Arlington resident Lorne Peterson through April 29 at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp or 703-941-7987.
See "Roots and Branches" through April 29 at Target Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Dr. Gwendolyn Everett is the juror. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.
See the Del Ray Artisans Spring Art Show from April 13-29 at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave. The exhibit will incorporate words, art, poetry, paper/bookmaking and more. Free. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or 703-838-4827.
See "Artistic Duo" by Stephen and Carolyn Gawarecki from through April 30 at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria . Landscape and floral watercolors by Carolyn and photographs by Stephen. Visit www.greenspring.org.
Printmakers Inc. presents "Food For Thought and Flowers for the Table" through April 30 in Studio 325 at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more information.
Introducing Vicki Grant through April 30 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St. An exhibit featuring Ms. Grant's unique sculptures in porcelain, wood, stone, and metal. 703-838-9787.
See photography by Barbara Southworth and Alan Sislen through May 7 at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. The photos are of "Homelands" and "Tuscany in Shades of Gray." Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-2205.
See "Near and Far," alkyd and oil paintings of the United States and abroad by Torpedo Factory member Jewell Pratt Burns through May 6 at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan, Va. Visit www.loftgallery.org or 703-490-1117.
See "Expressions in Wood" on display through May 6 at Gallery West, 1213 King St. A collection of woodturnings by Alan Becker. Free. 703 549 6006.
"Small Architects Dream Big: Architecture in the Schools" opens Friday, April 13, at the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. The works on display are created by elementary school students over an eight week period. The exhibit will run through May 15. The opening reception is from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 13.
Calling all artists. Artists are being sought for "Praising God Through the Arts" which will be held on June 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Messiah LutheranChurch, 6510 Ft. Hunt Road. All types of media will be accepted, and the artmay be for sale or display only. Deadline is June 7. Contact Emery Lewis, 703-768-7114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alexandria Black History Museum has a new exhibit, "From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South." This traveling exhibit, examines the role of African Americans in domestic service in the South. "From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South," looks at the lives of the men and women who worked from morning to night, to make a better life for themselves and their families. The free exhibit will be on view from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays, through June 1. The museum is located at 902 Wythe St. in Alexandria. For more information, call the Museum at 703-838-4356.
Through June 28, visitors at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive can view the floral artwork of Russian artist Nikolai Antuychin, which ranges in style from the traditional realistic mode of the Moscow School of Art to the Russian Impressionists. Nikolai Antuychin's artwork will be displayed in the main house at River Farm, which is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Trish Gibson, AHS Events Manager and Curator of Buildings, at 703-768-5700 ext. 114 or email@example.com.
The F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery in the newly opened Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center at Mount Vernon is inaugurated by the traveling exhibition "A Son and His Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington." The exhibition commemorates the upcoming 250th anniversary of Lafayette's birth and features more than 125 artifacts drawn from some 20 museums and private collections. The exhibition, showing at Mount Vernon through Aug. 5, is accompanied by an illustrated publication with a foreword by the French Ambassador to the United States. Admission fees, which include access to the entire estate, are $13 for adults; $12 for seniors; $6 for youth ages 6-11; and free for children ages five and younger.