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Fine Arts

March 1 to 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>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 5-31

<cal2>Sidney Lowery's "Waves." Reception on March 5 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and March 28 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. At Blueberry Art Gallery, 116 E. Del Ray Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-894-8854 or info@blueberryartgallery.com.

<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>Now Through March 28

<cal2>PastForward. Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts. Reception is Thursday, March 11 from 6-8 p.m. PastForward will feature work of four former resident Torpedo Factory artists - Kathleen Dustin, Barbara Rachko, Anne Laddon and Joyce Zipperer. This exhibition kicks off the gallery’s participation in Minds Wide Open. The artists will exhibit their latest works, from Rachko’s pastel paintings, Zipperer’s sculptures, Dustin’s polymer clay works to Laddon’s oil paintings. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Porcelain handpainted fruit collander/berry bowl set by Jennifer Dinkelmeyer of Arlington (6" x 8.5")

<cal1>Now Through March 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>Now Through March 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>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 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>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>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 Bag. 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>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.