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Wednesday/Feb. 24 The Rite of Calligraphy. 7 p.m. Lecture and demonstration with noted author and calligrapher Cecil H. Uyehara, who has lectured, demonstrated and exhibited his works at premier art galleries around the United States. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565, www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Feb. 12 Thru March 1

<cal2>Red Thread Group Art Exhibition. Reception is Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. followed by open mic poetry and readings at 10 p.m. At Blueberry Art Gallery, 116 E. Del Ray Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-894-8854 or info@blueberryartgallery.com

<cal1>Now Through March 25

<cal2>Springfield Art Guild Art Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Works include oil, watercolor, photography, and mixed medium. At the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Contact: Reggie Garrett, FGC Show Chair at reggiedrew@aol.com. Call 703-971-6262.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Heart Art. 6-9 p.m. Rescheduled. Free. Flowers and Candy, Printmaking Demonstration, Target Gallery Reception from 6-8 p.m. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org; 703-838-4565.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 20

<cal2>"White Ice." At the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery. Artists interpret in fiber the cool, clear, sparkly, sheer, and smooth nature of Ice. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. Located in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria. 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. Free admission.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 21

<cal2>Artioms. Artists are being challenged to express their favorite (or not so favorite) idioms, clichÈs, word phrases or play on words in their artwork. A prose reading by the Tuesdays at Two Writers Group is on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. At Del Ray Artisans at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or 703-838-4827.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 21

<cal2>"Imprint" — A contemporary printmaking exhibition. Thirty-seven artists from across the country are a part of this exhibition united by one common theme and that is the printmaking process. Eight of the artists in the exhibition are from the DC Metro area. Opening reception is Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. (rescheduled) Jane Haslem will speak at 7 p.m. followed by a printmaking demonstration by the Printmakers' Inc. At The Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Open daily from 10-6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

<cal1>Feb. 24 to 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>Wednesday/Feb. 24

<cal2>The Rite of Calligraphy. 7 p.m. Lecture and demonstration with noted author and calligrapher Cecil H. Uyehara, who has lectured, demonstrated and exhibited his works at premier art galleries around the United States. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565, www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 28

<cal2>"Recollections of Katrina." Photographic Ink Jet Prints by Stephanie Potter. At the Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of NOVA. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 28

<cal2>Kazaan Viveiros at The Anthenaum. Kazaan Viveiros crafts large, richly complex paintings that evoke collage.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 28

<cal2>Budding Zen. Handmade Homes for Far East Florals: Ikebana. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The Kiln Club show runs Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 101 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call the Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.htm.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 28

<cal2>Gallery West Presents: The 13th Annual National Juried Show

Gallery West invites the public to view works selected for the 13th Annual National Show, juried by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum. Reception: Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5–8 p.m. Located at 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria’s Boutique District. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

<cal1>Now Through March 1

<cal2>"Winter Thaw." Oils by Nikolai Antyuchin (Moscow). At the von Brahler Ltd./Gallery, 1437 Powhatan Street, North Old Town, Alexandria. Call Bob Murray at 703-798-8686.

<cl>“Paynes Island,” by Jill Garity.

<cal1>Feb. 13 to March 1

<cal2>From Meadow to Marsh." New works by landscape painters Jill Garity and Mollie Vardell. Reception held Saturday, Feb. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At VanderZee Gallery, 105 South Lee Street, Old Town Alexandria. Hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 703-683-1814.

<cal1>March 3-April 4

<cal2>Gallery West Presents: Creo, Maus, Estrada: New Members Show. Reception: Saturday, March 6 from 3–7 p.m. Second Thursday reception is March 11 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery West’s March show highlights the work of new members Francesca Creo, Brian Maus, and Rachel Estrada. Located at 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria’s Boutique District. The gallery will also be open on Thursday, March 11th until 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Old Town Alexandria Second Thursday Art Walk. Call 703-549-6006.

<cal1>Friday/March 5

<cal2>Women in Art: Body of Work. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Artists will explore the varied roles of women in the creative life. At the Del Ray Artisans gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Ellyn Ferguson at 703-549-2660 or elferguson@netzero.com or Vivienne Lukacs at 703-979-8996 or viv703@msn.com. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

<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.