Alexandria/Mount Vernon Fine Arts Oct. 24-31

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Fine Arts Oct. 24-31

<b>New and Upcoming Exhibits

</b>The Art League, in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents "Hidden Sky" by Cristy West. Her works will be on display from Nov. 8-Dec. 3. Free. Visit or 703-683-1780.

Caroline and Erik Hottenstein will be exhibiting "Jamestown and Olde Virginia," showing illustrations and observations depicting historic views, reconstructed scenes, historic homes, aspects of -daily colonial life, natural history, native Virginia plants and artifacts from the Alexandria Archaelogy Museum. Exhibition on view at the Green Spring Gardens' Historic House, 4603 Green Spring Road, from Oct. 31 through Dec. 28. Visit or call 703-941-7987 for more information.

The Art League Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents "Food for Thought" from Nov. 7-Dec. 3. The multimedia exhibit explores the culture of food by many of the members. Free. Visit or 703-683-1780.

Carlyle House presents an exhibit on the mourning practices of 18th-century Virginia called "Death Comes to Carlyle House: An 18th Century Virginia Home in Mourning" is your chance to take the beautiful history of Carlyle House under the guise of an authentic state of mourning. Runs through Nov. 4 at 321 S. Fairfax St. For information about Carlyle House or the Death Comes to Carlyle House exhibit, call 703-549-2997.

"Inspired By the Garden," the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region's Annual Juried Exhibition, is being held at Green Spring Gardens Horticultural Center in Alexandria from Nov. 1 through Dec. 28. Free. In addition to original works, botanical prints and notecards are available for purchase. Visit or 703-642-5173.

<b>Closing: Last Chance

</b> Art Whino will open a gallery at 717 N. Saint Asaph St. Derrick Wolbaum will be the solo artist. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30. Free. 703-462-4135.

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

A Show of Hands, 2204 Mount Vernon Ave., is hosting local glass artist Brian Costner, exhibiting his kilnformed glass platters and bowls through October. A Show of Hands features locally made gifts, jewelry and art. All items are unique and handcrafted. 703-683-2905 or visit for more.

Printmakers Studio presents "MIXT" through Oct. 31 at Printmakers Studio 325 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Isabel Field demonstrates how using old ideas and images in a new way can bring freshness to the subject. Free. Visit or 703-683-1342.

The Elizabeth Stone Gallery presents artwork by Mercer Mayer, illustrator of "A Boy, A Dog and A Frog," through Oct. 31 at the gallery, 1127 King St. Free. Visit or 703-706-0025.

The Springfield Art Guild is holding an art show through Oct. 31 at Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road. Features 20 works of art are displayed and for sale. 703-971-6262.

<b>Ongoing Exhibits

</b>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., through 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.

Principle Gallery presents "New Works" by Martin Poole through Nov. 2 at the gallery, 208 King St. See landscapes, still life and more. Free. Visit or 703-739-9326.

Fiberworks in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents Candace Edgerley's exhibit "Trace Elements" through Nov. 4. Browse hand-dyed silks, cottons and linens turned into wall pieces, art quilts and clothing. Visit for more.

See "Going Places," oil paintings by Marcia Toepfer through Nov. 4 at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. She has had exhibits at the Art League Gallery and Green Springs Park. 703-490-1117.

Arlington Artists Alliance presents "Down that Road—Landscapes" by Amber Kelley through Nov. 4. Located at Cassatt’s Kiwi Café & Gallery, 4536 Lee Highway. Features meteorological events, stretches of road and more. Free. Visit or 703-527-3330.

The Art League presents Raka Bose Saha's Solo Exhibit, "The Brilliance of Mother Earth," at The Art League Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Runs through Nov. 5. Free. Her paintings portray the American Landscape. Visit or 703-683-1780.

Gallery Indigo will present the first solo exhibition of "Elder Fairy illustrations" by Sheryl Robin Gordon through Nov. 5. Gallery Indigo is located at street level, 1607 King St. For information about the exhibition contact Nina Tisara, 703-838-8098.

The von Breahler ltd/Gallery presents the works of Yuri Kokoyanin. The Gallery has special interest n Russian-born artist. Kokoyanin paints the mundane in a new light. The exhibit will open Saturday and Sunday Sept. 15 and 16 and it will run until Nov. 11. The Gallery is located at 1437 Powhatan St. Contact Bob Murray at 703-798-8686 for more information.

See "Musical Notes" through Nov. 18 at Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery Studio 18, in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit or 703-838-4565.

Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., presents "Sweet Struggle" by Andrea Reed through Dec. 2. She was the winner of the Open Exhibition spot. Free. Visit or 703-838-4565.

Scope Gallery presents "Festive Entertaining" through Nov. 25 in Studio 19 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Features work by the Ceramic Guild. Visit or 703-838-4565.

Convergence presents the exhibit "Body of Christ" through Dec. 14 at 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Free. Visit for more.

The City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts will sponsor a new gallery exhibition at the Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., through Dec. 31. The exhibition features work by painter Marian Van Landingham and sculptor Mirella Monti Belshé. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Anne Colton at 703-838-6348 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail at

The Alexandria Black History Museum presents "God Has Made a Way in Leesburg" photography exhibit through Dec. 31 at the museum, 902 Wythe St. See images by Big Al Carter, which showcases his family members and their community in Leesburg during the 1970s. Free. Visit or 703-836-4356.

"Salon Eight Presents: an Exhibition of Painting," a new art exhibit featuring landscapes, still life's and an array of botanical subjects will be on display at the American Horticultural Society's River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, through Jan. 4. The show includes work by eight locally-known artists, working in different media, who share in common the artist's passion for interpreting personal perceptions through expressive choice of color, line, form, composition, and perspective. For information, contact Trish Gibson, Events Manager at River Farm 703-768-5700, ext 1114.

New exhibitions showcasing the works of two artists are on display in the galleries at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., and the City Manager’s Gallery, 301 King St. Acrylic and oil paintings by Nihal Kececi will be on exhibit at the Durant Center through Oct. 31; monotypes and oil on paper by Betsy Anderson will be featured at the City Manager’s Gallery through Jan. 6, 2008. Appointments to view these works can be made during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., by calling 703-838-6348. For more information about the artists and about other programs of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, visit

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.