</b> Arlington Cultural Affairs and Arlington County Libraries present an exhibit of Koshare storyteller figures referencing the mythical creatures found in Rudolfo Anaya’s "Bless Me, Ultima. "The Art of the Storyteller" will be on display from Oct. 3-31 at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. The exhibit features the work of two Artists from New Mexico: Joe Cajero Jr. and Randy Chitto. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more.
Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., will hold "Fall Solos 2007" from Oct. 2-Nov. 17. The exhibit showcases seven solo exhibitions, featuring paintings, sculptures and more. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
</b> Cindy Ann Coldiron will have several contemporary kiln-formed and kiln-cast glass vessels on display during the month of September at the Shirlington Library (in the display cases). Her artwork has been exhibited at numerous juried shows and exhibitions, including the Art League (Torpedo Factory) and large corporate venues. Visit http://artist-cindyann.tripod.com/ for more on Cindy’s work.
Century 21 Redwood Realty will host local artists Linda Maldonado and Elisabeth Hudgins for an art show during September called "Nature: Great & Small." The show will be open during business hours, call 703 528-8195. Century 21 Redwood Realty is located at 1711 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington. This is an Arlington Artists Alliance event.
</b>See "You Are Here: Maps Re-defined by Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Artists" through Oct. 13 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. The exhibition presents artists Dawn Gavin, Julie Jankowski, Karey Kessler and Renee van der Stelt. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-7710.
See "The Bodies" exhibit through Oct. 28 at the Dome at Rosslyn, 1101 Wilson Blvd. This exhibit tells about the human body using real specimens. Purchase tickets at www.bodiestickets.com or 800-BODIES-9. Tickets are $26.50/adult; $21/senior; $18/child; and discounts for groups and students. Visit www.bodiestheexhibition.com for more.
The Barry Gallery's opening exhibition for the 2007-2008 academic year will be "Sequence - Recent Paintings" by Richard L. Dana. The exhibit will showcase the artist's abstract work and will be his first exclusively abstract show in a decade. The exhibition runs through Oct. 31. Marymount's Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on the University's Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road. Call Denise Alexander at 703-526-6847.
The Artists‚ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan, presents "Nature’s Bounty," an exhibit of oil paintings by Suzanne Clifford-Clark of Fairfax Station, and basketry by artist Barbara Weber of Arlington. The exhibit runs Oct. 2-Nov. 5. The gallery is located at 309 Mill Street in Occoquan. For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at www.artistsundertaking.com.
Arlington Arts presents "The 0 Project" from Oct. 5-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>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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Ballston Art Market returns to Welburn Square offering original creations for home decor, gifts and personal use, including handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts, wearable art, giftware, watercolors, oil paintings and photography. The monthly outdoor market operates from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Different artists exhibit each month. Artists are juried by a select panel. Welburn Square is adjacent to the Metro station at 9th and N. Stuart streets, near the Ballston Common Mall. Call 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.
"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.