Fine Art

Fine Art

Now Through Aug. 30

<cal2>Illuminations, an exhibit of painting, photography, gardening, and painted glass, will be on view at the Del Ray Artisans gallery from now through Aug. 30. The works are by members of the DRA Board of Directors who have volunteered in that role for at least two years. Contact co-curator Jeanne Tifft at or 703-960-3873 for information about the artists or visit the DRA web site,, for gallery hours, directions, and special events related to the exhibit.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 1

<cal2>"Creation Sings!!" a journey through the beauty of nature as photographed by Allen Pearson will be at The Gallery at Convergence, Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Wednesday, Sept. 30. The artist reception will be on Sunday, Sept. 13, 3-5 p.m. Pianist Mary Dart will join Photographer Allen Pearson to present the musical "Journey through Creation’s Song". The Gallery at Convergence is located at 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria; call 703-998-6260. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment at all other times. Visit or

<cal1>Now through Sept. 2

<cal2>Screenprinting Today — A Regional Survey of Contemporary Screenprints and Related Works, curated by Dennis O'Neil

The Athenaeum Gallery | 201 Prince Street, Alexandria

Show curator, Dennis O’Neil, of the Hand Print Workshop and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, has put together a collection of screenprints and related work representing his view of the very best work currently being done in the region.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Preview the exhibit, Revenge of the Sequel, Del Ray Artistans' September Art Show. At the Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Exhibit shows artists depicting their uninhibited and unabashed versions of a sequel. It opens on Friday, Sept. 4, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 27. A reception to meet the artists will be on Friday, Sept. 11 from 7-9:30 p.m. Call 703-838-4827 or visit The Del Ray Artisans gallery is located in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2407 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; call 703-838-4827.

<cal1>Now through Sept. 7

<cal2>‘Scapes and Taking Form

‘Scapes: International Landscape Show, the annual August landscape show at The Art League Gallery, exclusively features works by Art League members depicting the theme of landscape.

Taking Form features three-dimensional sculptures, forms, structures, and creations by 20 Art League artists juried by Rebecca Cross, co-owner of Cross-MacKenzie Arts in Georgetown.

Cross selected "Form" by Kreshnik Xhiku as the Best in Show and winner of the Monkeith Said Memorial Award. Honorable mentions were given to Elissa Farrow-Savos for "Rooted," Julia Bloom for "Untitled #4," and Tony diFrancesco for "Civilization."

<cal1>Sept. 9 – Oct. 4

<cal2>Gallery West Presents: Petals and Leaves, Blossoms and Greens

New Paintings by Kathy Guzman

Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 – 7 p.m.

2nd Thursday Reception: Sept. 10, 6 – 9 p.m.

The September solo show at Gallery West, 1213 King Street, Alexandria, is called "Petals and Leaves, Blossoms and Greens." The exhibition features an exploration of lines, shapes and colors of flowers and greens in different settings and environments by Kathy Guzman. It runs from Sept. 9 – Oct. 4, 2009. A reception open to the public will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Thursday, Sept. 10 until 9 p.m.

Member work will also be on display at the gallery. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Gallery West is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2009. An artist owned and operated fine art gallery, it continues to feature a cross section of known and emerging artists whose work in painting, photography, mixed media and clay range in styles from traditional to cutting edge. The gallery is opened 11 – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Images of member work are on view at the gallery’s website:

<cal1>Sept. 10 - Oct. 5

<cal2>In the Art League Gallery: Brenda Barthell’s Solo Show at The Art League. "The Special Relationship" describes the historic, diplomatic, and political connection between the UK and U.S. These paintings, however, represent a personal bond and one that may be familiar to others who have divided roots.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon-6 p.m. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Open Life Drawing at Del Ray Artisans — Open life drawing continues on selected Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. this summer at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The fee for each session is $8 for DRA members and $10 for non-members. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or Dates, times and directions can be found at

"Living Legends of Alexandria 2008-09" will be featured in the Coldsmith Gallery at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. It features photographs of all 27 of the nominees with information about their contributions. It runs through Sunday, Sept. 20. The 2008-09 Living Legends are: Engin Artemel, Donna and Mel Bergheim, Bernard M. Fagelson, Thomas "TJ" Fannon, Lillie Finklea and Louise Massoud, Carlton Funn, Arlene Hewitt, Eula and Melvin Miller, George Pera, Elbert Ransom, Jr., Jane Ring, and Charlene Schiff. Call 703-838-4994 or visit

<cal1>Other Items

<lst>Art at the Center, 25 S. Quaker Lane, Room 16, classes are forming now for adults and children from 18 months and up. For details go to or call 703-581-5598.