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Fine Arts

<cal1>Now Through May 1, 2011

<cal2>Exhibition of Commemorative Wares. Features ceramic wares that reflect the Alexandria community’s keen interest in current and historic events. At the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Old Town Alexandria. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $2 admission. Call 703-746-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.

<cal1>Nov. 29 Through Jan. 2

<cal2>Ceramic Guild Show. Santa is coming to town and the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery has clay creations and stocking stuffers to jingle everyone's bells. Shopping is Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. At Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, ground floor, Studio 19, Alexandria. 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.

<cal1>Now Through Dec. 5

<cal2>La Lumiere DuBois Photography. DuBois is the staff photographer for the Theater Alliance and has been "playing around" with cameras for over 35 years. Reception is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. in Alexandria. Call 703-768-2525.

<cal1>Now Through Jan. 2, 2011

<cal2>Molded from Complicated Mixtures. Drawing inspiration from the quirky characters and funky forms produced in plastic toys, Megan Marlatt renders in a classic style paintings that depict the many meanings behind toys. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035.

<cal1>Now Through Dec. 12

<cal2>Faculty Exhibition. Marymount University's Barry Gallery will showcase the work of 11 Marymount faculty artists in the upcoming Fine Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition. Marymount's Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on the University's Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. The Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561.

<cal1>Now through Dec. 23

<cal2>Artist Jan. E. Moffatt. Featuring the 2010 Blue Door Collection and more. At Art in the Garden at the Historic Manor House, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon-4:30 p.m. Call 703-941-7987, 703-642-5173, www.GreenSpring.org.

<cal1>Nov. 26 to Nov. 28

<cal2>Celebrating Movement. Del Ray Artisans hosts an art-filled Thanksgiving weekend with three events. Jazzy Art view (Friday night, 7-9 p.m.) – featuring NVCC Alexandria Jazz Ensemble. Red Hot Salsa (Saturday night, 7-9 p.m.) – Salsa dance lessons and open floor dancing. Poetry Tea Party (Sunday afternoon, 2-4 p.m.) – original poetry reading and networking. Contact Tamara Wilkerson at 703-501-1732 or dawnoftheday@comcast.net. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org for gallery hours and/or directions.

<cal1>Now Through Nov. 28

<cal2>"The Power of Color." A juried show of 2- and 3-dimensional fine art celebrating the qualities of hue and color in affordable, original artwork created by regional artists. Reception on Nov. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-549-6006 or visit www.gallery-west.com.

<cal1>Now Through Dec. 6

<cal2>Photographs by Robert Keating. Free. Photographic Journey Along the C&O Canal. In capturing the 184.5-mile expanse of the C&O Canal, from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Md., photographer Robert Keating presents the waterway as a series of local and visually striking panoramas. At The Art League, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

<cal1>Now Through Nov. 21

<cal2>Blue: An Interpretation. Enter the raffle to win a "blue" basket of goodies from local shops and artisans. Assign "Peoples’ Choice" awards to your favorite works! Blue is a Del Ray Artisans all member show giving the artists an opportunity to test their creative genius in depicting what "blue" means to them. www.TheDelRayArtisans or interpretblue@gmail.com.

<cal1>Now Through Jan. 8

<cal2>Eat, Pray, Sea. Photographer Pamela Viola’s Solo Show in conjunction with FotoWeek. Offers a unique perspective on the landscapes and cultures of Turkey and Greece. At Buzz, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria. Opening reception, Friday, Nov. 12 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Call 703-466-0179 or visit www.pamelaviola.com.

<cal1>Now Through Nov. 14

<cal2>"Carnival of Animals." Free. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery artists are inspired by wild, domestic and imaginary animals. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces will be exhibited. At Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

<cal1>Now Through Nov. 14

<cal2>From Earth to Sky. Artist Janet Gohres displays her stoneware ceramic sculpture. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Art of Bookmaking. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Registration is $45 for DRA members and $55 for non-members. All materials will be provided to make several book styles. Contact Stacy Rausch at srausch@catholicherald.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Holiday Party Open House. 6 to 9 p.m. Paul McGehee’s Old Town Gallery is celebrating its 32nd anniversary and the release of "Glen Echo Amusement Park — 1954." Meet the artist in person. At 109 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-7729 or paulmcgeheeart.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 20

<cal2>Little Masterpieces. Small Works Group Exhibition. Featuring paintings smaller than 16" x 20" in a variety of media this is a great way to start - or wrap up - your holiday shopping! Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Vander Zee Foundation. The Vander Zee Gallery is at 105 South Lee Street in Alexandria, VA; gallery hours are 10-4 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and by appointment on Friday and Saturday. Call 703-683-1814.

<cal1>Now through Nov. 20

<cal2>"On My Vacation — Places Traveled To." 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Springfield Art Guild Art Show. All paintings are for sale. At Goodwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave. Alexandria. Contact Donnalynne Lefever at 703-644-6677.

<cal1>Now Through Nov. 28

<cal2>"A Sense of Place." Pastel artist Richard Levine exhibits 25 of his major works. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. At the Oerth Gallery, 420 S. Washington Street, Alexandria. Call 703-836-3784.

<cal1>Now Through Dec. 31

<cal2>Greg Viggiano Photo Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase local digital photography, the Pentagon Memorial, and other selected images. At Firehook Coffee Shop on Union Street in Old Town Alexandria.