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The Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery presents the 2009 Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year, CMDupré and her solo exhibition titled "The Mysterious Other" from June 10 – July 12.

<hdr30>Fine Arts

<cal1>Friday/June 5

<cal2>Exploring Art Together, 10-11 a.m. A 6-week course for children 1.5 years to 4 with an adult. The youngest artists work with a parent or caregiver to explore clay, paint, collage, line, color and shape in activities that are collaborative, open-ended and encourage imaginative play. Visit www.artatthecenter.org/classesJune.

<cal1>Thursday/June 18

<cal2>Color Mixing for Parents, Teachers and Other Adults, 7-8:30 p.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Come explore the wonders of color mixing. Participants create a palette of tints, hues and shades and build a color wheel with different kinds of paints. Visit www.artatthecenter.org/classes.

<cal1>June 22-25

<cal2>Inventor’s Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Work with wire, loose parts and recycled objects to design and build sculptures and inventions. Explore concepts of motion and balance through hands-on work with materials. Visit www.artatthecenter.org/classesJune.

<lst>The Artisans United Craft Gallery. Enjoy the free show, "Dads and Grads," during the month of June and "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.

Amazing Mothers: An Exhibition by Lara Beaudry Byer will be on display June 3-24 at the Lee Arts Center Mini Gallery. The opening reception is Wednesday, June 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The gallery is at 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Call 703-228-0560.

Elizabeth Stone Gallery comes to The von Brahler Ltd. Gallery, 1437 Powhatan Street, North Old Town, Alexandria, May 30-June 30. Open studios Saturdays and Sundays, June 5-7, June 13-14, June 20-21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Dragons, Fairies, and Lullabys" Call 703-509-5845. Go to elizabethstonegallery.com.

Oerth Gallery hosts Make Your Own Mug For Father's Day. On Saturdays, June 6 and June 13; potter Lorraine Oerth is hosting a special sidewalk event in front of Oerth Gallery, 420 South Washington Street. She invites the public to watch her throw mugs, weather permitting. For $20, individuals may select a mug she has made, and decorate it themselves. Call 703-836-3784.

Mixed Media Multiplied!, a showcase of multiple mixed media works by Del Ray Artisans members, opens June 26 (reception 7-10 p.m.) and 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.

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: $250 before June 1, $275 after June 1. 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 public 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 opening of the juried show "Moons, Stars and Sky" on Tuesday, June 2. 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 show will close on July 5. 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.

Art at the Center (www.artatthecenter.org) activities:

* June 1-16 — Preschool Art Camp, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Explore the art and science of light and color through projects involving drawing, painting, sculpture and collage.

* June 5 — Exploring Art Together, 10-11 a.m. A 6-week course for children 1 1/2 years to 4 with an adult. Our youngest artists work with a parent or caregiver to explore clay, paint, collage, line, color and shape in activities that are collaborative, open-ended and encourage imaginative play.

* June 22-25 — Inventor’s Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Work with wire, loose parts and recycled objects to design and build sculptures and inventions. Explore concepts of motion and balance through hands-on work with materials

"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.

The human/pet companion bond is explored through art in the "Bond for Life" exhibition at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. The exhibition runs through Sunday, June 21. Free. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or 703-683-2949.

Mixed Media Multiplied!, a showcase of creative ingenuity in multiple mixed media works by Del Ray Artisans members, opens June 26 (reception 7-10 p.m.) and 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.

See paintings by the Potomac Valley Watercolorists at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Now through June 28. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorist.com for more.

See "Progression" at The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Suzanne Yurdin presents abstract paintings from now through June 1. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

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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.

Life Drawing (and painting) at Del Ray Artisans is open to all artists. Short poses scheduled for Monday, June 8 and long poses for painting on Monday, June 15. Sessions are from 2 – 5 p.m.; $8 for DRA members and $10 for non-members. Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

<ro>Exhibits

<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.