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Fine Arts

<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>March 30 to April 25

<cal2>Kiln Club Annual Juried Show. Reception with awards presentation on April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.; 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>Now Through 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>Wednesday/March 24

<cal2>Selected Works by Hyers & Mebane. 6 to 8 p.m. Collection of photographs by Martin Hyers and William Mebane that unites several of the documentary photographers’ recent projects. At the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School, 3900 W Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call 703-933-4135. Visit www.hyersandmebane.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>Now Through March 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>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. The gallery is open daily from 10-6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Visit www.torpedofactory.org

<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>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>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>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.