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Arlington Fine Arts Feb. 27-March 4

New Exhibits

Duality Contemporary Art, 2401 S. 26th Road. presents "Driven to Abstraction" by Lucy Herrman through March 30. See landscape paintings created by oils and acrylic. Free. Visit www.dualitycontemporaryart.com or 703-920-2121.

See paintings by Synetic Theatre’s set and costume designer, Anastasia Simes at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. through March 8. The gallery is open whenever there is an event. Visit www.anastasiasimes.com or 703-276-6701.

See "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by Alfredo Ratinoff through March 4 at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway. See clay creations from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/leeexhibitions.htm or 703-228-0560.

See a variety of photographs in the exhibit "Photo 08 Exhibition" through April 12 at Elllipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm or 703-228-7710.

Last Chance

The Arlington Artists Alliance presents "The Gallery at Convergence" at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. The show, which exhibits 25 artists, hangs through Feb. 29. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more on the exhibit.

Marymount University’s Barry Gallery presents "Fine Arts and Design Faculty Exhibition" through Feb. 28. The exhibition features works of 17 faculty and include paintings, photographs and more. Located at 2807 N. Glebe Road. Free. 703-284-1561.

Ongoing

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.

The Art Institute of Washington, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, presents "J Palmer’s Concept Art Collection" through Feb. 29. Free. Visit www.artinstitutes.edu/arlington or 703-358-9550 or 877-303-3771.

The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it will exhibit its juried member show at "The 21st Century" at Century 21, 4201 Wilson Blvd. From March 7 through March 31. See choice works of Alliance members, in a variety of two-dimensional media. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Arlington Arts presents "The 0 Project" through March 5. 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.

F.Y.I.

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 www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

The Woodmont Weavers is an artisan group of developmentally disabled adults. 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 slloyd@arlingtonva.us.

"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. 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.