<cal2>Art and Fashion Inspired by the Rainforest. 7:30 p.m. Some 21 artists from the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Malaysian Batik fashion designer Sharifah Maheran Barakbah of Barakaff will collaborate their talents in a memorable evening. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria.
<cal1>May 21 to May 30
<cal2>Finding Beauty Show. Opening reception Friday, May 21 from 7-10 p.m. This is Virginia Commonwealth University student Amanda R. Wright’s Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis Exhibition. Details and hours at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or contact Amanda R Wright, 703-501-6838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal1>Now Through May 23
<cal2>Above the Curves: A ceramic celebration of women through earthy forms. Curves are presented in clay art as Washington Ceramic Guild potters embrace womanly organic forms with delicate and intricate clay detailing. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery. The gallery is located on the ground floor Studio 19, 101 North Union Street Alexandria. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope and www.vamindswideopen.org
<cal1>Now Through May 23
<cal2>REVEAL. A nature and portrait photo exhibit by Thomson Reuters photographer Andrew Caballero-Reynolds and fine art photographer Brian Neely. Caballero-Reynolds’ photographs are a firsthand account of life and humanitarian work in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya and Uganda. Neely's images are a select collection from his sojourn in Greece as part of the U.S. diplomatic mission to Athens. Champagne brunch May 23 from 11a.m.- 1 p.m. Wine, Cheese, and Musical Performance: May 23 from 6-8 p.m. At A Show of Hands Gallery, 2301 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria.
<cal2>Art and Hors d'oeuvres. 6-7 p.m. Free. Monthly art receptions with Torpedo Factory artists. The public is invited to meet the artists whose work is on display and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres during the monthly receptions. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria.
<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.
<cal1>Now Through May 30
<cal2>WomanMade. Part of the Minds Wide Open celebration of women in the arts. Lillian Fitzgerald, curator and art consultant, chose 28 artists’ work from more than 400 artists who had applied submitting over 1200 images for her review. She chose work that provided a small window into the art being made by women today. At the Target Gallery.
<cal1>Now Through May 31
<cal2>In the Genes? Free. Torpedo Factory artists explore the possibility of a "creative gene" with this building-wide exhibition that celebrates the family bond. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Open Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Open Thursdays until 9 p.m. Visit www.torpedofactory.org; or call 703-838-4565.
<cal1>Now Through May 31
<cal2>Metamorphosis. Free. Artworks reflect change, discovery, growth, alteration, or modification; work which suggests personal, physical, emotional, or spiritual transformation. The exhibit features sculpture, paintings, mixed-media, and photography showcasing the diversity of artistic talent found in the Washington, D.C. area. Presented by Convergence and Mount Vernon Baptist Church. At the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-998-6260.
<cal1>June 2-July 4
<cal2>A Day at the Beach or Accidental Models. Paintings by Linda Bankerd. reception and light refreshments on Saturday, June 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. The gallery is open 11 – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, as well as until 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, for the monthly Second Thursday Art Walk. Call 703-549-6006.
<cal2>Female Shorts: Film and Video Showcase. June 3, 6:30-9 p.m. Female Shorts is a juried film and video competition opened only to female filmmakers worldwide. Opening reception to meet the filmmakers and the juror, Sydney-Chanele Dawkins June 4, 7 p.m.: Special Screening of "Who Does She Think She Is?" directed by Pamela Tanner Boll followed by an audience discussion mediated by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins and Pamela H. Viola ($5 advance tickets; $8 at the door). June 6, 5-6 p.m.: Closing reception/awards ceremony with special screening and director’s discussion of "EcoDude" and "Beauty is Motion" by local student filmmaker, Sydney Schaedel. Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, www.torpedofactory.org. See www.vamindswideopen.com.
<cal2>Undecided: A Dialog between Artist and Viewer. Opening Reception is Friday, June 4, 7-10 p.m. This all-member, all-media show gives DRA artists a chance to observe how viewers respond to their art by asking them to submit titles for the artworks. At the Del Ray Artisans gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org
<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grand Opening June 5, 10-4 p.m. Your monthly dose of art in the heart of Del Ray. Market dates: June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Nov. 6. Alexandria Art Market is on the green space of the Del Ray Artisans’ gallery in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., on the corner of Commonwealth and Mount Vernon Avenues. Entry is free and open to the public. Call Kimberley Bush at 703-627-7656 or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com.
<cal1>Now Through 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. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>Now Through June 7
<cal2>Teresa Oaxaca, "Classical Realism: New Works."
Teresa Oaxaca, a 2005 graduate of HB Woodlawn and resident of Arlington, will have her recent paintings featured at The Art League Gallery, inside the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, in her solo exhibit. Gallery Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12 noon-6 p.m. Open Thursdays until 9 p.m. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
<cal1>Now Through June 7
<cal2>Crown Me! Capital Pool Checkers Club. Photos by Peggy Fleming and Musings; new work by Suzanne Quinlan. At Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
<cal1>Now through June 10
<cal2>To Point B: New Work by Frank Phillips. At Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School, 3900 W Braddock Road, Alexandria. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 703-933-4135 or www.episcopalhighschoool.org.
<cal1>Now through June 13
<cal2>Megan Coyle, "Piece by Piece: Figurative Collage." Reception is Saturday, May 22 from 3-5 p.m. with an Artist's Talk at 4 p.m. At the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, NOVA Alexandria Campus, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Call 703-845-6156.
<cal1>Now Through June 20
<cal2>Avis Fleming Shoreland-Farmland. In addition to her work as a painter and printmaker, Avis also makes ceramics, in collaboration with her husband, Paul Hodge. At the Oerth gallery, 420 S. Washington Street, Alexandria. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Call 703-836-3784 or email: email@example.com.
<cal1>Now Through June 27
<cal2>Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists -- Green Spring Gardens Show. Free. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173.
<cal1>Now Through June 30
<cal2>Art in Hand. 10 a.m. Free. 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>July 2-July 18
<cal2>"Global Rhythm." Open call for any 2D and 3D art done in any medium — drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, photography, etc. — inspired by a specific locale. A minimum of three pieces must be submitted. Entries are due Friday, May 28. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or contact Matthew Tito Cuenca, Curator at 703-768-1726 or GlobalRhythm@matthewcuenca.com.