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Gallery, July 24-31

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Manhattan, watercolor by Adam Lister

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Mr. Potatohead, photo by Yvette Monte

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

The Springfield Art Guild offers an exhibit at the Kingstowne Library from July 17 to Aug. 17 featuring the photographs of Yvette Monte. Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610 or 703-825-1334 or e-mail deenalynn@msn.com.

The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents "Etched in Time." David Barnes of Sterling will be exhibiting etched glass pieces that he has incorporated into his fused glass artwork and includes sculpture as well as artistic jewelry. Roger Frey of Woodbridge will exhibit three different series of work. The first explores landscapes, the second candles and their smoky plume and the third explores the human gesture. The exhibit runs Aug. 5 through Sept. 1. An artist reception takes place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and is at 309 Mill St. in Historic Occoquan. Call 703-494-0584 or visit www.theartistsundertaking.com.

The Fairfax Art League presents its August show, "The Speed of Time," with Adam Lister as the July-August Artist of the Month. A versatile artist who expresses exuberance for life in numerous media, for this show the artist displays in watercolor, foam, glue and more. Other artists will be showing original photography, watercolor, collage, acrylic, oil, pastel, pencil and other media. The artist’s reception will be Monday, Aug. 4, from 5-9 p.m., with refreshments and free admission. Fairfax Old Town Hall, second floor, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free parking in nearby city lots. Call 703-352-ARTS ext. 5 or visit www.fairfaxartleague.com.

"Joys of Summer" is the theme of Fairfax Art League’s August Weekend show in Old Town Village Center from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. The Third Weekend Art Extravaganza will be among the shops at Old Town Village Center on North Street between University Drive and Chain Bridge Road (Route123) in Old Town Fairfax. Friday, Aug. 1, 12-8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 2, 12-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 3, 12-5 p.m. Free parking in Old Town Village parking garage and nearby city lots. Gallery hours at the Fairfax City Old Town Hall are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 703-352-ARTS ext. 5 or visit www.fairfaxartleague.com.

"The Gesture." The Loft Gallery will hold a reception on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1-3:30 p.m. for Gwen Harrison Lockhart, who regularly exhibits at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan and in her studio at The Loft Art Center. Lockhart sculpts in clay, plastilene or wax, creating animals, heads and busts, or full figurative pieces. Many of her sculptures have been molded and cast in bronze, using the lost wax process. Browse through other artists’ exhibits of original fine art in various media. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 11 – 5. The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill Street, Occoquan. Call 703-490-1117.

The Springfield Art Guild will feature aritsts Yasuko Riggs and Ginny Oetjen-Gerdes from Aug. 20 through Sept. 17, at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-339-4610 or contact: Deena Sanks at 703-825-1334 or deenalynn@msn.com.