Fine Arts July 19-25

Fine Arts July 19-25

<b>New and Upcoming Exhibits

</b> New exhibitions showcasing the works of three artists are on display in the galleries at Alexandria's City Hall, 301 King St., through July 31. Featured artwork include Oil Paintings by Barbara Chiminello, City Manager's Gallery; Photographs by Mark Blackdon, City Council Board Room Gallery; and Photographs by Randall Cherry, Mayor's Office Gallery. Appointments to view these works can be made during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 703-838-6348. Visit

See "Near and Beyond: The International Landscape Show" from Aug. 8-Sept. 3 at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. This exhibit will feature works broadly depicting the global landscape. Visit for more.

Fiberworks studio in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., is hosting "Neckpiece Narratives" by Kathleen Betty Williams. The exhibit runs Aug. 7-Sept. 3. Visit or 703-836-5807.

The Art League in the Torpedo Factory is holding an off-site sculpture exhibition "The Art League Sculptors at Washington Square" in Washington Square's atrium, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., from Aug. 6-Nov. 2. The exhibit showcases an array of works by Art League artists, including Art League School instructors, and members of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association. Visit for more.

<b>Closing: Last Chance

</b> See "Citizen Artist," a mixed media exhibition and artists' graduation ceremony, through July 20 at A Woman’s Story Gallery, 1307 King St. The exhibit showcases 15 women who participated in entrepreneurial art business training. Free. Visit for more.

See Connie Slacks exhibit "A Splash of Red" through July 22 at Target Gallery in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Connie was named the Artist of the Year and this is her solo exhibit. Free. Her paintings are about space, movement and control. Visit for more.

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.

The 21st annual "Young at Art" show, sponsored by The Campagna Center’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), will be held at The Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St. from July 16 – 26. The juried show is open to all metro artists aged 55 and better. The fee for entering the first three works is $10 and $5 for each additional entry. All mediums are accepted. For entry forms call Eric Goodwin at 703-549-1607 or e-mail

<b>Ongoing Exhibits


Vienna Arts Society presents the 2nd Annual Judged Photography Show through July 28 at the Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St. N.W., Vienna. The judge is Jean Thompson, who was a founding member and past president of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. 703-319-3971 for more.

The Kiln Club presents "Fired Up," an exhibition of pottery and ceramic art created using a variety of firing tecniques through July 29 at Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit and visit Scope Gallery.

Rosemary Luckett’s exhibit "Icons" will be on display through July 31 at Fiberworks in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit explores qualities common to every woman and goddess figures throughout history. Visit for more.

Multiple Exposures Gallery is holding a juried member show through Aug. 4 at #312 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit showcases 14 members’ photography chosen by juror Frank Hallam. Visit or 703-683-2205.

See "A Son and His Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington." 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.

Jan E. Moffatt, of Alexandria, is exhibiting "Come Saturday Morning" through Aug. 5 at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit paints pictures of Eastern Market, Saturday Morning Old Town Farmers Market and Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill, London. 703-490-1117 or for more.

See "Textures and Tone" in the Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Aug. 5. The artists have altered the appearance of metal by hammering or etching the metal to make pattersn. Visit or 703-836-1561.

"The Shape of Things to Come" will be on display at Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, Studio 14, in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. from July 10-Aug. 5. Art with shape. Free. Visit or call 703-548-0935.

See "Circus," an exhibition of artwork by Bridget Walsh and Lisa Schumaier. The exhibit consists of mixed media paintings and 3-D works. On display from July 6-Aug. 6 at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit for more.

Del Ray Artisan’s new exhibit "Mashup! Solos and Collaborations" runs Aug. 3-26 at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. The exhibit features pottery, jewelry, monoprints and more. There will also be a raffle of some of the artwork. 703-838-4827.

The Ceramic Guild presents "Up in Smoke" featuring pit fire, raku and saggar fired pottery. Runs July 30-Aug. 26 at Scope Gallery, Studio 19 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit

Pauline Davis Lorfano will have a "Summer Exhibit" on display at Green Spring Garden Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, through Aug. 27. It is a mixed media exhibit. Visit or 703-642-5173.

See "Artists Choose Artists" at Printmakers Inc., Studio 325 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Aug. 31. Each member of Printmakers gallery has invited a Torpedo Factory artist to exhibit a piece of work. Free. Visit or 703-683-1342.

The Alexandria Black History Museum has a new exhibit titled "Portraits of Black Music: Photographs by Jonathan B. French and Edward C. Keith III." The show features photographs and drawings of contemporary African American musicians. The exhibition is free and will be open through Aug. 31. Located at 902 Wythe St., and open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-838-4356 or visit

See an exhibit of Plein Air Paintings by students of artist Sara Linda Poly through Sept. 2 at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive. These works have been created over the past two years by visiting River Farm and painting landscapes. They are on display and available for sale.

Opening Aug. 6, "Personal Visions" at Gallery West, 1213 King St., runs through Sept. 3. This three member show reflects three distinct views that capture a sense of time and place as seen through the eyes of local artists Gwen Bragg, Roger Frey and Deborah Reeve. Visit or 703-549-6006.

Through Sept. 3, oil paintings by Sara Linda Poly, an instructor at the Art League School in Alexandria, and her students, will be on display in the main house at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. The exhibit will feature plein air pieces done at River Farm and the surrounding area. For more information, contact Trish Gibson, AHS Events Manager and Curator of Buildings, at 703-768-5700 ext. 114, or

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the exhibition "Jamestown, Establishing English America" is now open at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Many rare books are featured, including a copy of "Lucilentissima" by Johann Schöner. Museum visitors will also see a first edition of Captain John Smith’s account "The History of Virginia," published in 1624 and featuring the first map showing the name and location of the Jamestown Colony. It will be open through Labor Day. For more information, contact The Lyceum at 703-838-4994 or visit

Come see The Bi-Annual Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition through Sept. 14. Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon. Located in City Hall, 301 King St., Alexandria. Presented by The Art League, The Del Ray Artisans, The Torpedo Factory Artisans Association, and Springwater Fiber Workshop with the City of Alexandria.

Minnie Howard School students will have "A Thousand Words" photography exhibit on display through September at City Hall, 301 King St. Visit to view images on line.

See 18th century items on loan from local resident Loring G. Starnes through October at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. The pieces selected include maps, paintings, prints ivory and silver. Contact Carlyle House Historic Park at 703-549-2997 or e-mail

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.

<b>Other Topics

</b> Empowered Women International is now offering workshops being taught this summer at A Woman's Story Gallery, 1307 King St. Workshop subjects include henna painting, jewelry making, creative writing, poetry as a healing art and creating a vision board. Visit or contact Katie McLaughlin at 703-778-6310 or