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Now Through March 28 PastForward. Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts. 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

Now Through March 31

<cal2>Sidney Lowery's "Waves." Reception on 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. 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. At the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-998-6260 or visit www.convergenceccf.net

<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>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. 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. Call 703-549-6006.

<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. At the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Go to www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

<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>Tuesday/April 6

<cal2>Art and the Arctic: Change, Challenge, and Inspiration. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Alison Sigethy, Torpedo Factory Artist, presented by the Morrison House. Celebrate the 40th Earth Day with environmental artist Alison Sigethy who will discuss her earth-friendly sculptures inspired by her travels to the Arctic. Part of a Salon-Style Series celebrating culture through arts, literature, and history discussions. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.

<cal1>April 6 Through June 7

<cal2>Crown Me! Capital Pool Checkers Club. Photos by Peggy Fleming and Musings; new work by Suzanne Quinlan. Opening reception is Saturday, April 10 from 2-4 p.m. At Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

<cal1>April 8 Through May 3

<cal2>Fierce Sonia’s Solo Exhibit, "Paper Dolls." Opening reception on April 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. Joe Chiocca, Old Town’s favorite band, will play and reunite with special guest singer Kim Kenny. Part of the statewide event, Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts. At the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Go to www.theartleague.org or call 703-683-1780.

<cal1>Saturday/April 10

<cal2>Colors of Emotions. 7 p.m. Art Exhibit to Benefit the CANCER to 5K Program of the Ulman Cancer Fund. Month-long exhibit of fine art featuring The Cruz Collection by Puerto Rican artist and cancer survivor, Denny Cruz. At The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Visit http://www.cancerto5k/colorsofemotions.com or call the Colors of Emotions event coordinator, Liz Yap at 202-577-9507 or Leona Spencer at 571-212-2587.

<cal1>April 11 Through June 30

<cal2>Art in Hand. 10 a.m. Free. Exhibit opening reception is Sunday, April 11. The art show will feature original artwork by Art in Hand students aged 18 months – 5 years. At the Durant Community Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria.

<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>Friday/April 16

<cal2>Bag Swap. 7-9 p.m. Bring "gently used" or an "un-favorite" bag and swap it out for something "new-to-you." At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Check www.TheDelRayArtisans.com. Contact Theresa Kulstad, 703-283-0399 or tkulstad@verizon.net or Karen Schmitz, 703-232-4526 or schmityk@yahoo.com.

<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>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>Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition. At Marymount University's Barry Art Gallery. The works presented in the juried show have been judged in a number of disciplines including Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, and Interior Design. The Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. At the Reinsch Library, Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561 or visit http://www.marymount.edu/academic/artandsci/barrygallery/

<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.