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Fine Arts May 17-23

New and Upcoming Exhibits

Rosemary Luckett’s exhibit "Icons" will be on display June 5-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 www.torpedofactory.org for more.

See "City, Town and Land" by Richard Whiteley, on display from June 6-July 1 at Gallery West, 1231 King St. The exhibit draws inspiration from local town and country as well as New York’s Central Park. Visit www.gallery-west.com.

See "Paint Alexandria" on display from June 6-July 2 at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit is juried by Lenny Campello and highlights works from instructors and members. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

See 18th century items on loan from local resident Loring G. Starnes from May 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 CARLYLE@nvrpa.org

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.

Ongoing Exhibits

See exhibits explore the theme of green in "The Magic of Green," on display through May 28 at the Scope Gallery in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Amy Kahn Russell Trunk Show through May 30 at Arts Afire Glass Gallery. 1117 King St., Alexandria. A creative exhibit by Amy Kahn Russell. 703-838-9787.

See art created by toddlers and preschoolers 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.

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.

See "Italy:Light & Color" by Cindi Lewis at Gallery West, 1213 King St. She is an Alexandria Artist who portrays the bright colors and light of Italy . The show runs through June 3. Visit www.gallery-west.com or 703-549-6006.

See "Earth, Sea & Fire" by Andrea Gettings and Mary Morrison, on display through June 4 at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St . The exhibit shows ceramic vessels and forms by Gettings and monotones by Morrison. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780.

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 e.lewis@cox.net.

See a "Sense of Place" through June 10 at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. This exhibit showcases artists and architects from across the country portraying their perspective and personal interpretations on the idea of sense of place. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

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 tgibson@ahs.org.

See the Potomac Valley Watercolorists exhibit new works for sale through June 28 at Green Spring Gardens Park , 4601 Green Spring Road. Visit www.potomacwatercolorists.com for more.

Come see O-Sushi! through 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.

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.

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 www.acps.k12.va.us/mhs/a1000words to view images on line.

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.