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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-549-6006 or visit www.gallery-west.com.
<cal1>Nov. 24 to 28
<cal2>Artist Elizabeth Gaither Ochs' Work. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Celebrate the life of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Gaither Ochs, a founding member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, where she established and maintained her studio, Studio 225, for 30 years. Her subject matter includes horses, etchings of flamenco and other types of dancers, and her Coffee Break series. A Memorial Reception is Sunday, Nov. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. At Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center.
<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>Nov. 30 Through Jan. 3
<cal2>"Small Works." Fifteen members from the Multiple Exposures Gallery are exhibiting "Small Works." Noting larger than 12x12-inches in film, digital, color and B&W will all be represented. Juror Lenny Campello is an artist, art critic and writer. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St., #312, Alexandria.
<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>Now Through Dec. 19
<cal2>Andrew Zimmerman’s Colorado Winter. Featuring Andrew Zimmerman’s silver-gelatin photographic prints. Opening reception is Saturday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, NVCC, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.— 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances.
<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 Jan. 7
<cal2>The Springfield Art Guild Art Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring: 40 works of art are displayed in this exhibition and sale. These works include oil, watercolor, photography, and mixed media. At Godwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. Call Donnalynne Lefever 703-644-6677.
<cal1>Tuesday, Nov. 30
<cal2>Phillia Yi: Works on Paper. 6:30 p.m. Free. Woodcut prints. Opening reception in the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Ainslie Arts Center, Episcopal High School, 3900 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Visit www.episcopalhighschool.org. Call 703-933-4135.
<cal1>Dec. 2 Through Jan. 2
<cal2>Metalwork 2010. Free. Metalwork 2010 is the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) biennial show and sale to exhibit their members’ work. Holiday Open House on Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m. Reception to meet the artists on Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m. At the Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-838-4565.
<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>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>Dec. 1 to 24
<cal2>Holiday Small Works and Silent Auction. Gallery West fills the walls with an eclectic show of small works just in time for holiday gift giving. The display will feature original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, digital art and jewelry. Artist’s Reception is Saturday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<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.
<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. Call 703-466-0179 or visit www.pamelaviola.com.