Fine Arts

April 10 Through April 26

<cal2>From Meadow to Marsh. 6:30-8:30 p.m. New works by landscape painters Jill Garity and Mollie Vardell. Reception is Saturday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the VanderZee Gallery, 105 South Lee Street, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-683-1814.


<cal2>"Global Rhythm." Open call for any 2D and 3D art done in any medium — drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, photography, etc. — inspired by a specific locale. A minimum of three pieces must be submitted. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or contact Matthew Tito Cuenca, Curator at 703-768-1726 or GlobalRhythm@matthewcuenca.com.

<cal1>Now Through May 9

<cal2>Cedric Williams' Nostalgia and Dereliction. Artist's reception is Sunday, April 18 from 4-6 p.m. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and during performances. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com.

<cal1>April 13 to May 16

<cal2>Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. At Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

<cal1>Now Through April 25

<cal2>Kiln Club Annual Juried Show. Scope Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. At 101 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.htm

<cal1>April 7 Through May 2

<cal2>Artist Gail C. Weyant Solo Show, "Storytelling Artwork." Straight Photography, Computer Enhanced Images, and Ceramics. At Gallery West, 1213 Duke Street, Old Town Alexandria. Artist's reception is Saturday, April 10 from 4-6 p.m. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11-6 p.m.

<cal1>Now Through April 25

<cal2>What’s Your Bag? This show explores the "Bag as Art" in all mediums and interpretations — handbags, backpacks, tea bags, suitcases, sacks, paper or plastic. Closing reception Sunday, April 25 from 3-6 p.m. Numerous workshops and events scheduled. At the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

<cal1>Now Through June 7

<cal2>Crown Me! Capital Pool Checkers Club. Photos by Peggy Fleming and Musings; new work by Suzanne Quinlan. Opening reception is Saturday, April 10 from 2-4 p.m. At Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

<cal1>Thursday/April 8

<cal2>Second Thursday Art Night. 6-9 p.m. Free. Visitors are invited to support victims of violence against women with The Clothesline Project exhibit and spoken word performances in Target Gallery. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Go to www.torpedofactory.org; 703-838-4565.

<cal1>April 8 Through May 3

<cal2>Fierce Sonia’s Solo Exhibit, "Paper Dolls." Opening reception on April 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. Joe Chiocca, Old Town’s favorite band, will play and reunite with special guest singer Kim Kenny. Part of the statewide event, Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts. At the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Go to www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

<cal1>Thursday/April 8

<cal2>DigiLink Launches Celebrating Art. 5-8 p.m. Features the oil paintings of Alexandria artist Nancy Ziegler and the art of Chris Noel, Linda Sherman, Robbie Namy and Doug Fuller. These artists will display pieces in a variety of mediums, including oil on canvas, watercolors, sculptures and postconsumer materials. At DigiLink’s office, 840 South Pickett Street, Alexandria. To attend the event, visit www.digilink-inc.com and click on the Celebrating Art graphic.

<cal1>Saturday/April 10

<cal2>Colors of Emotions. 7 p.m. Art Exhibit to Benefit the CANCER to 5K Program of the Ulman Cancer Fund. Month-long exhibit of fine art featuring The Cruz Collection by Puerto Rican artist and cancer survivor, Denny Cruz. At The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Visit http://www.cancerto5k/colorsofemotions.com or call the Colors of Emotions event coordinator, Liz Yap at 202-577-9507 or Leona Spencer at 571-212-2587.

<cal1>April 11 Through June 30

<cal2>Art in Hand. 10 a.m. Free. Exhibit opening reception is Sunday, April 11. The art show will feature original artwork by Art in Hand students aged 18 months – 5 years. At the Durant Community Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria.

<cal1>Now Through April 11

<cal2>New Works. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing and wall pieces. Presented by Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. At Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., Alexandria. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

<cal1>Sunday/April 11

<cal2>Creativity Workshop: Thinking In and Out of the Box. 1-3 p.m. Workshop activities are designed to give you a new perspective on your creativity and get your creative expression flowing again. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Lynn Wyvill at lwyvill@comcast.net or 703-299-0848.

<cal1>Friday/April 16

<cal2>Bag Swap. 7-9 p.m. Bring "gently used" or an "un-favorite" bag and swap it out for something "new-to-you." At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Check www.TheDelRayArtisans.com. Contact Theresa Kulstad, 703-283-0399 or tkulstad@verizon.net or Karen Schmitz, 703-232-4526 or schmityk@yahoo.com.

<cal1>Saturday/April 17

<cal2>Workshop. Art Theory and Developing the Artistic Identity. 10 a.m. to noon. $10/members, $12/non-members. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Matthew Cuenca at 703-768-1726 or matthew@matthewcuenca.com. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

<cal1>Now Through April 25

<cal2>Art in the Gardens. Free. Featuring the watercolors of Marni Maree and photographs of Jefferson Evans. Open noon to 4:30 p.m. daily. Meet the artist reception is Sunday, April 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. At Green Spring Gardens Park Horticultural Center, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.GreenSpring.org.

<cal1>Now Through April 26

<cal2>Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition. At Marymount University's Barry Art Gallery. The works presented in the juried show have been judged in a number of disciplines including Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, and Interior Design. The Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. At the Reinsch Library, Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561 or visit http://www.marymount.edu/academic/artandsci/barrygallery/

<cal1>Now Through April 26

<cal2>Works by Anne Marchand. The Luminous Exhibition — where art and the universe merge. Luminous is part of the Crystal City BID’s ARTFUL program. At 2231 Crystal Drive, Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/May 1

<cal2>Outdoor Art Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some 20-plus artists will display original 2D/3D works. Free and open to public. Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Rob Rudick at 301-270-2323 or DRA.SpringArtSale@gmail.com. Directions at www.thedelrayartisans.org.

<cal1>May 5 to June 6

<cal2>You Are Here by Susan LaMont, contemporary realism artist. The show features four large works that examine the relationship between people and their increasingly complex environments. Reception is Saturday, May 8 from 5-7 p.m. Second Thursday reception is May 13 from 6-9 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

<cal1>May 28-July 4

<cal2>Bucky-Art Project. A temporary outdoor art exhibit that pays homage to the scientific mind of R. Buckminster Fuller and his creation of the Geodesic Dome. Part of the Crystal City BID's ARTFUL Program.

<cal1>June 2-July 4

<cal2>A Day at the Beach or Accidental Models. Paintings by Linda Bankerd. reception and light refreshments on Saturday, June 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. The gallery is open 11 – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, as well as until 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, for the monthly Second Thursday Art Walk. Call 703-549-6006.