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Arlington Fine Arts March 26-April 1

<b>Other Art

</b> The Arlington Arts Alliance ArtFest is Friday, March 28 through Friday, April 4 at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. See demonstrations by glass and pottery artists. Hear music and more. Free. Visit www.arlngtonartistsalliance.org or 703-532-4450.

<b>New Exhibits

</b> Collages by Arlington artist Mary Ria Hanna will be on exhibit at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road, from April 1 to May 2. To learn more, call Randy Michener at 703-257-6532.

The Arlington Arts Center’s Spring Solos will be on exhibit from April 8 through May 31 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

<b>Last Chance

</b> The Arlington Arts Center presents “Collectors Select” through March 29 at 3550 Wilson Blvd. See art by new talent and more. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

The Arlington Artists Alliance has a collection of works juried by Ross Merrill at the Century 21 Gallery, 1711 Wilson Blvd. through March 31. Free.

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.

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

<b>Ongoing

</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.

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.

See clay intertwined with printmaking techniques during “The Best of Both Worlds” by Paul Wandless at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway through April 19. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm or 703-228-0560.

See “Spring Solos 2008” at the Arlington Arts Center from April 8-May 31. See art by Jacklyn Brickman, Laure Drogoul and more. For more information, call 703.248.6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

<b>F.Y.I.

</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 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.