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Fine Arts

Now Through Oct. 24

<cal2>Out on a Limb: Birds, Branches and Growing Creativity in Clay. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 3

<cal2>Photography Exhibition. "You Are Who You Are," photographs by Louise Noakes; and "Shadow and Substance," photographs by Grace Taylor. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, #312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.

<cal1>Oct. 1-24

<cal2>Once Upon a Time. Fantastical-Magical-Nostalgic Re-imaginings. Reception is Oct. 1 at 7-10 p.m. Artists revive, deconstruct, and reinvent a rhyme, story, fairy tale, or memory. At the Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Collage Workshop. 9 a.m. to noon. Turn images from nature into three dimensional works of art at a collage workshop. The fee is $20 per person with supplies and refreshments included. At Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call the registration line at 703-222-4664.

<cal1>Oct. 2-28

<cal2>Crossing the Line. Nine artists with studios at Convergence have worked to probe the limits of their media and to find new visual ways to express feelings and ideas. Reception on Friday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 571-235-3221.

<cal1>Oct. 2-31

<cal2>Shaun Richards: Closed Captioned. Reception on Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m.; Artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Ten of artist Shaun Richards’ large-scale mixed media paintings will be exhibited. Paintings are crafted from acrylic, graphite, paper and oil on canvas, and will examine themes of role-modeling, gender identity, social dynamics, and how media affects our opinions, actions, and identity. At the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 3

<cal2>Big World, Small Paintings. A collection of works by Cindi Lewis. Located at Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town. Go to www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 5

<cal2>Art and Diplomacy. 6 to 8 p.m. A Torpedo Factory metalsmith makes cultural diplomacy with her craft. Torpedo Factory artist Lisa Vershbow will discuss creating, exhibiting, and teaching art abroad while accompanying her husband on three back-to-back ambassadorships to NATO (Belgium), Russia and Korea. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred St., Alexandria. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or call 703-838-8000.

<cal1>Oct. 5-31

<cal2>New Heights. The Atacama — Chile’s Amazing High Desert. A Photography Exhibit Featuring New Works by Alan Sislen. Opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center #312, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205 or multipleexposuresgallery@verizon.net or visit www.MultipleExposuresGallery.com.

<cal1>Oct. 6-31

<cal2>Kaleidoscope. Acrylic paintings and collage by Gail Spencer Saour. Reception is Saturday, Oct. 9 from 5-7 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Thursday, Oct. 14 until 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Old Town Alexandria Second Thursday Art Walk. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town, Alexandria. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Alexandria Arts Safari. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Festival of hands-on arts and craft activities for children. Children will enjoy the Clay Experience, Arts Safari Painting, Fabric Collage, Treasure Box Making & Origami, Giant Papier Mache Animal, and much more. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Oct. 9 Through Oct. 25

<cal2>Clearly Color: Jill Finsen and Nancy Varipapa. Opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning on Oct. 11 and by appointment. At Vander Zee Gallery, 105 S. Lee St., Old Town Alexandria.

<cal1>Now through Oct. 10

<cal2>Phil Napala’s Digital Photography. Part of the Orphan Works Project. The Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

<cal1>Now through Oct. 13

<cal2>Gisela Miller’s Series Remembered Landscapes. The show features abstract landscape paintings done on site in New Mexico and Maine. At Whittington Design Studio-KH Framing Fine Art and Custom Framing Gallery, North Harrison Street Plaza, 2499 N. Harrison Street, Suite LL7, Arlington.

<cal1>Oct. 15 to Nov. 14

<cal2>From Earth to Sky. Artist Janet Gohres displays her stoneware ceramic sculpture. Opening reception Saturday, Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m.; Artist talk at 6 p.m. 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>Oct. 23-24

<cal2>Kingstowne Art Exhibit. Free. Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Kingstowne Area Artists Association. Acrylics, oils, watercolor, mixed media, pastels, photography, pen and ink, digital media, etc. At the Snyder Center, 6450 South Van Dorn Street, Kingstowne. Visit www.kingstowne.org or contact Ginny Sywyj at duchessducky@msn.com or Nancy Hannans at nhannans@cox.net.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 25

<cal2>Fall 2010 Art Show and Sale. Sponsored by the Springfield Art Guild and Friends of Green Spring Gardens Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4:30 p.m. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 31

<cal2>Melissa Parkinson Photo Exhibit. Melissa resides in Alexandria and is an MFA graduate from University of Wyoming. At BUZZ Coffee House, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 31

<cal2>J.J. Cromer: A Study of Passing Events. This show is presented by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association in association with Grey Carter—Objects of Art. Regular gallery viewing hours are Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m. At the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035.

<cal1>Nov. 5 Through Nov. 21

<cal2>Blue: An Interpretation. Meet the artists on Friday, Nov. 5 from 7-10 p.m. 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 Nov. 7

<cal2>Fall Solos 2010. Featuring the artists Johanna Mueller, Tim Portlock, Matt King, John Henry Blatter, Kathleen Shafer and Joanie Turbek. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact Jeffry Cudlin, Director of Exhibitions at jeffry.cudlin@arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.