<cal2>Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Open House. 6 to 9 p.m. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria. Studios and galleries are open for holiday shopping. There will be music, refreshments, and drawings for prizes at this annual party. Contact 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 3
<cal2>"Small Works." Fifteen members from the Multiple Exposures Gallery are exhibiting "Small Works." Noting larger than 12x12-inches in film, digital, color and B&W will all be represented. Juror Lenny Campello is an artist, art critic and writer. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St., #312, Alexandria.
<cal1>Dec. 1 to 24
<cal2>Holiday Small Works and Silent Auction. Gallery West fills the walls with an eclectic show of small works just in time for holiday gift giving. The display will feature original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, digital art and jewelry. Artist’s Reception is Saturday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>Now Through May 1, 2011
<cal2>Exhibition of Commemorative Wares. Features ceramic wares that reflect the Alexandria community’s keen interest in current and historic events. At the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Old Town Alexandria. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $2 admission. Call 703-746-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 19
<cal2>Andrew Zimmerman’s Colorado Winter. Featuring Andrew Zimmerman’s silver-gelatin photographic prints. Opening reception is Saturday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, NVCC, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.— 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 2
<cal2>Ceramic Guild Show. Santa is coming to town and the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery has clay creations and stocking stuffers to jingle everyone's bells. Shopping is Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. At Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, ground floor, Studio 19, Alexandria. 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 7
<cal2>The Springfield Art Guild Art Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring: 40 works of art are displayed in this exhibition and sale. These works include oil, watercolor, photography, and mixed media. At Godwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. Call Donnalynne Lefever 703-644-6677.
<cal1>Dec. 2 Through Jan. 2
<cal2>Metalwork 2010. Free. Metalwork 2010 is the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) biennial show and sale to exhibit their members’ work. Holiday Open House on Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m. Reception to meet the artists on Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m. At the Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 5
<cal2>La Lumiere DuBois Photography. DuBois is the staff photographer for the Theater Alliance and has been "playing around" with cameras for over 35 years. Reception is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. in Alexandria. Call 703-768-2525.
<cal2>Second Thursday Art Night. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Browse open studios, interact with artists, enjoy live music and refreshments. Meet the artists at Metalwork ’10 in Target Gallery. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org; 703-838-4565.
<cal2>Women of Courage. 4 to 7 p.m. The Art and Stories of Entrepreneur Artists and Change Makers. A multicultural celebration of art, music and entrepreneurship. Meet Empowered Women International's 12 graduates from the 2010 Entrepreneur Training for Success program; learn about their new businesses, art and journeys, and celebrate EWI's empowering work in the community. At Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 2, 2011
<cal2>Molded from Complicated Mixtures. Drawing inspiration from the quirky characters and funky forms produced in plastic toys, Megan Marlatt renders in a classic style paintings that depict the many meanings behind toys. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 12
<cal2>Faculty Exhibition. Marymount University's Barry Gallery will showcase the work of 11 Marymount faculty artists in the upcoming Fine Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition. Marymount's Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on the University's Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. The Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561.
<cal1>Now through Dec. 23
<cal2>Artist Jan. E. Moffatt. Featuring the 2010 Blue Door Collection and more. At Art in the Garden at the Historic Manor House, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon-4:30 p.m. Call 703-941-7987, 703-642-5173, www.GreenSpring.org.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 6
<cal2>Photographs by Robert Keating. Free. Photographic Journey Along the C&O Canal. In capturing the 184.5-mile expanse of the C&O Canal, from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Md., photographer Robert Keating presents the waterway as a series of local and visually striking panoramas. At The Art League, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.
<cal1>Now Through Dec. 31
<cal2>Greg Viggiano Photo Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase local digital photography, the Pentagon Memorial, and other selected images. At Firehook Coffee Shop on Union Street in Old Town Alexandria.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 8
<cal2>Eat, Pray, Sea. Photographer Pamela Viola’s Solo Show in conjunction with FotoWeek. Offers a unique perspective on the landscapes and cultures of Turkey and Greece. At Buzz, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-466-0179 or visit www.pamelaviola.com.