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Fine Arts

March 4-8

<cal2>Biennial Ikebana Show. The Art League welcomes The Sogestu School for its biennial Ikebana Show in the Art League Gallery. Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging and Sogetsu is one of the many schools of Ikebana. The Art League is at 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday until 9 p.m.

This exhibit will include several events:

* Flower arranging demonstration by Tone Olson: Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m.

* Japanese Tea Ceremony and discussion of Chado, the Japanese way of tea, with Stephen di Girolamo of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Sunday, March 7, 1:30 p.m.

* Musical Performance by the Washington Toho Koto Society, performed by Mrs. Kyoko Okamoto: Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

<cal1>March 1-31

<cal2>Works from the Heart, Topics of Passion. Free. Artworks reflect that which comes from the heart. Subjects that touch, motivate, and move us to create, that which inspires. Opening reception is Saturday, March 13 from 7-10 p.m. At the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-998-6260 or visit www.convergenceccf.net

<cal1>March 1 to 28

<cal2>Garden of earthy delights: Pottery with flora and fauna. Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays until 9 p.m. The Ceramic Guild at Studio 19, Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.

<cal1>Feb. 25 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>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. 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.

<cal1>Now Through March 1

<cal2>The Art League Faculty Show. Works by nationally and internationally known artists fill the gallery, including pieces by Dani Dawson, Robert Liberace, Mike Francis, Ted Reed, and more. Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. At 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Go to www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

<cal1>Now Through March 1

<cal2>Red Thread Group Art Exhibition. At Blueberry Art Gallery, 116 E. Del Ray Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-894-8854 or info@blueberryartgallery.com

<cal1>Now Through March 1

<cal2>From Meadow to Marsh." New works by landscape painters Jill Garity and Mollie Vardell. 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>March 11-April 5

<cal2>Peep and Strip Show. In Rosemary Feit Covey’s "Peep Show" series, she combines the secret, sexual world associated with the modern definition of "Peep Show" with the innocent world of Victorian-era peep show boxes. Opening reception is Thursday, March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. At the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Go to www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

<cal1>Friday/March 12

<cal2>Workshop: In the Bag. 6-10 p.m. Create a bag from recycled materials, old clothing, your favorite dress, vintage towels and more. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Advance registration is required by Tuesday, March 9 at https://secure.delrayartisans.org/ssl/Accessories.htm. Fee is $40 for DRA members / $45 for non-members. Contact Jen Athanas (jenafusion.blogspot.com), 571-332-0181 or jenathanas@hotmail.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>March 26 to 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 2-25

<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. Opening reception Friday on April 2 from 7-10 p.m., 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>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.