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CMDupré: The Mysterious Other Exhibition Dates: now through July 12 Reception to meet the artist: July 9, 6-8 p.m.; awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery will present the 2009 Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year, CMDupré and her solo exhibition titled "The Mysterious Other" from now through July 12. Along with the honor of having a solo exhibition, the artist will also receive an award check of $1,000. The collection of visually lush oil paintings explores dark areas of human existence including the grasping horror of war. Through her use of a grid pattern, the artist retells historical narratives from different viewpoints while utilizing varied approaches to painting.

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, will feature artist Jackie Hoysted’s "Afternoons – Where Drawing Meets Painting," acrylic on paper, from Friday, July 10 through Friday, Aug. 7. The Opening Reception is Friday, July 10 from 7-9pm with Artist’s Talk at 8 p.m. The Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances.

The Artisans United Craft Gallery. Enjoy the free show, "Summer Delights" during July. Come in and find unique hand-made craft items. Located at 4022 Hummer Rd., Annandale. Call 703-941-0202. The Craft Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Waiting for the World to Begin. Thomas Drymon will showcase his abstract landscapes from now through Aug. 2 at the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035.

Mixed Media Multiplied!, a showcase of multiple mixed media works by Del Ray Artisans members, runs through July 19. The exhibition will be on view at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Free. Go to www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or call 703-838-4827.

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 katherine@katherinerand.com. Dates, times and directions can be found at http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/index.htm.

Del Ray Artisans Art Camp: July 27- 31, 2009, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Will include a variety of "green-influenced" projects in different media, including, drawing, painting, sculpture, book making and music. All art supplies are provided. Ages: 8-12. Pricing: $275. Contact: Jen Athanas at 571-332-0181 or jenathanas@hotmail.com. Online registration available at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

The Del Ray Artisans is accepting entries for Revenge of the Sequel, its September 2009 art show. For this show, the artist is creating the concept and image of a sequel to any movie (underground, mainstream, etc.), play, book, opera, television show, a sequel of sequel, or whatever may lend itself to becoming a sequel. Submission deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, July 24. Show dates are Sept. 4-27. Curator is David A. Kosar, 703-836-5483, david.kosar@verizon.net. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org. The Del Ray Artisans gallery is located in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2407 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; call 703-838-4827.

Gallery West presents "The Power of Color," a juried show of 2- and 3-dimensional fine art celebrating the qualities of hue and color in affordable, original artwork created by regional artists. The exhibit runs from July 8 – Aug. 2 at 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. A reception will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 6 – 8 p.m. Go to www.gallery-west.com. Phone: 703-549-6006.

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the juried show "Moons, Stars and Sky" now through July 5. The artists join in the celebration of the summer solstice. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. The gallery is located in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria on the waterfront. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open until 9 p.m.

"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 www.alexandriahistory.org.

Mixed Media Multiplied!, a showcase of creative ingenuity in multiple mixed media works by Del Ray Artisans members, runs through July 19. The exhibition will be on view at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. The

gallery and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or call

703-838-4827.

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<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 www.artatthecenter.org or call 703-581-5598.

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<lst>On Feb. 21, Historic Mount Vernon opens "George Washington & His Generals," a new temporary exhibition. Over 120 paintings, prints, personal artifacts, and manuscripts associated with the generals of the Continental and French armies will be featured. The exhibition will remain on view at the Estate through Jan. 10, 2010. Visit http://Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.