</b> Call for poems as part of "Moving Words: Poetry on Metrobuses." Deadline is Jan. 18, 2008. Poets over 18 can submit short poems for the contest. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/movingwords.htm or 703-228-1841.
</b> A mural that adorned the building at 3471 N. Washington Blvd has been removed to make way for a new mural for Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company. Rocklands has commissioned a D.C. muralist, Jarrett Ferrier, to create a day in the life in 1952. A 1952 GMC truck sits in front of a store as a man points out a cardinal to children as his daughter tugs his arm eager for a gumball. A dog sits patiently in front of the truck while a seated woman looks on.
Arlington Arts Center presents "Hope and Fear" and "Winter Solos 2007" from Dec. 4 through Jan. 19, 2008 at 3550 Wilson Blvd. The exhibits feature a variety of media exploring the hopes and fears and a variety of themes. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.
The Artists, Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., presents "Think Snow" featuring Arlington artist Barbara Weber from Nov. 24 through Dec. 22. Features a variety of art work including paintings, etchings, collage, glass and more. Visit www.artistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.
</b>See "Rhythmic Textures," recent paintings and drawings by George Sordoni and Novel Yi at The Art Institute of Washington, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive. On display through Nov. 30. 703-247-6885.
Arlington Artists Alliance presents "Irreplaceable Hue" from Nov. 19-Dec. 9 at Cassatt’s Café, 4536 Lee Highway. Sam Gillian is the juror and the style of painting is "color field." Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.
Duality Contemporary Art presents "Natural Selection: Art Inspired by Nature" located at the gallery, 2401 S. 26th Road. Runs through Jan. 9. Visit dualitycontemporaryart.com or call 703-920-2121.
See "The Narrative Figure," works of art by Lee Arts artists through Jan. 19, 2008. Showcases contemporary works in clay and on paper that explore stories that artists tell with human form. Located at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm or 703-228-7710.
Arlington Arts presents "The 0 Project" through March 5, 2008. Located at 3550 Wilson Blvd, the exhibit wraps around the building. The image is based on a drawing by Rosemary Covey. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.
</b>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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Figure Drawing Open Studio Sessions. Nude model is provided, but there is no instructor. Participants bring their own materials. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-2:30 p.m. No reservation necessary. Cost is $60 in advance for six sessions or $15 per session for drop-ins. Call 703-248-6800.
The Arlington Arts Center is offering adult classes in Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media Acrylic Painting, and Photography at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. This is the first time the AAC will offer summer classes for adults since the center reopened in 2005 after extensive renovation. AAC prides itself in having small classes with individualized instruction by professional, working artists. Classes are reasonably priced and members receive a discounted tuition. Other tuition assistance is available. A full listing is available on the art center Web site at www.arlingtonartscenter.org. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a place in classes. Call 703-248-6800.
Arlington County Libraries presents exhibitions by local artists and groups of artists. Log onto www.arlingtonva.us, click "Libraries", click "about" in the menu and then "art program guidelines." Call 703-228-7721.
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.