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Arlington Fine Arts May 14-20

New Exhibits

Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., presents “She’s So Articulate: Black Women Artists Reclaim the Narrative” from June 10 through July 19. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Ongoing

See “Portraits of Central America” at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Features a photo essay and more through May 31. Free. 703-228-6545.

See a resident artists group show through May 31 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

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

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

See Alexandria artist Patrick O’Brien and Arlington artist Barbara Weber exhibit some of their turned wood and basketry at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, through June 2. Free. Visit www.theartistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.

See “The Thread as the Line” through July 12 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Includes works by international and American artists. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-7710.

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<lst>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.