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"Art, Books and Creativity" will be on view through Jan. 27 at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. This is an exhibit of artists' books made by fourth-grade students. Call 202-266-2826.

See "Fresh Paint: Process and Possibility" art exhibit on view through Jan. 27 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. Call 703-248-6800.

James Halloran's "Works on Paper" through Jan. 31 at Arlington County Judicial Chambers, 12th Floor, Arlington County Courthouse 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, Call 703-228-7000 to see the exhibition. A new series of still life paintings that present paper as the primary subject. www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-894-0539.

"Mini-Gallery by Howard Spector" runs through Jan. 31 at Lee Arts Centers, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlingon. Spector’s exhibition is a combination of abstract, monochromatic paintings on canvas and digital photographic images. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm, e-mail leearts@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-0560.

See "Mermaids, Freaks and Burlesque Girls" at Black & White, 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 201, Arlington. Photos by Matthew Girard. Show runs through January 2007. 703-525-1922 for more information.

"Prints" by Maura Imparato through Feb. 28 at Rosslyn Spectrum Gallery, 1611 N. Kent St., Rosslyn. Call 703-276-6701.

Sculpture on the Grounds art exhibit runs through March 31, at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Curated by Twylene Moyer, featuring work by artists Laura Amussen, Jackson Martin and Renee Rendine. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

“Photo 07” is a juried exhibition of photos that have been taken over the past 75 years by amateur and professional photographers from Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia. The juror is fine art photographer Frank Day. Opening reception is Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 – 9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Call 703-228-7710 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm for more information. The exhibit runs through March 10.

Arlington Arts Center presents "Three Sculptors/Three Views" through April at 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Exhibit features Roberto Bocci, Evan Reed and Millicent Young. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more information.

"Sculpture on the Grounds" through March 31 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Curated by Twylene Moyer, featuring work by artists Laura Amussen, Jackson Martin and Renee Rendine. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more information.

The Arlington Commission for the Arts makes grants available to artists and arts organizations in Arlington. Applications are now available for projects and programs that will take place from July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008. The deadline is Jan. 30, 2007. For application forms, see www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/funding.htm, or call Steven Munoz at 703-228-1852.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announces an art exhibit at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport featuring the work of artists from The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria. The exhibit is sponsored by The Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a non-profit membership organization that promotes awareness and appreciation of the visual arts through community outreach programs, exhibits and events in support of The Torpedo Factory. The exhibit runs through December and is located in the hallway between the old terminal and the new terminal.

Arlington Arts Center announces a call for entries for its juried all-media exhibition, "Equinox." It is open to all artists living or working in Virginia, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, Deleware and Pennsylvania. Contemporary artworks in both 2-D and 3-D in any medium are eligible. There are no size restrictions, but the work must fit through a standard double doorway. Installations, video, and other technological works, performance and outdoor works are encouraged. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/call_for_entries.htm for more.

Lee Arts Center houses open studios for artists working in ceramics and printmaking. The open studio program is designed for self-directed individuals working at advanced levels, who are expected to work independently and to help perform technical tasks and maintain studio equipment. The Master Workshop program provides an opportunity to interact with visiting master artists in workshops covering a wide variety of media. Call 703-228-0506 or visit www.arlington arts.org/leearts.htm.

Arlington Artists Alliance offers educational programs and public exhibitions at a variety of locations in Arlington. Participating artists include painters, printmakers, ceramicists and sculptors, who are Arlington residents. The group sponsors classes, mentor programs and scholarships through its Alliance Academy. Call 703-894-0539 or visit http://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

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 slloyd@arlingtonva.us.

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.