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Fine Arts

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 27

<cal2>John M. Adams — Finding Zero. John M. Adams' work activates the perceptual connection between artist, object (or environment), and viewer. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. 703-548-0035. Visit nvfaa.org.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 27

<cal2>Mixing Bowl. Examines Immigration and Diversity in America. 16 artists were invited to submit work for consideration addressing their personal views on immigration and diversity in America today. At The Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 27

<cal2>Love Letters Exhibit. A collection of love-inspired artworks paired with artist’s love letter. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org

<cal1>Feb. 28 to April 25

<cal2>Exotics Et Cetera. Some 25 works by Ruth Ensley, watercolorist. At Green Springs Garden Historic House. Contact Ruth at rensleyart@yahoo.com.

<cal1>March 1 to April 24

<cal2>Artistic Duo II. Noon to 4:30 p.m. daily. Featuring a joint display of landscape and floral watercolors by Carolyn GrossÈ Gawarecki and photographic subjects by Stephen J. Gawarecki. Meet the artist’s reception is Sunday, March 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. At Green Springs Gardens Horticultural Center, 4601 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.

<cal1>March 7 to April 3

<cal2>The Kiln Club Show. Porcelain potter Malcom Davis will judge the show. Reception with awards presentation on March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. At the Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, Ground Floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.kilnclubwdc.com.

<cal1>Now Through March 6

<cal2>”Malaysia Journeys.” A Photo Exhibition by Blake Stenning. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 N. Union St., #312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.

<cal1>Now Through March 6

<cal2>Centerpieces for Valentine’s Day. The Ceramic Guild Show at the Scope Gallery at The Torpedo Factory. Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. At 105 North Union Street, Ground Floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.

<cal1>Now Through March 6

<cal2>Gallery West Presents: The 14th National Show. Juried by F. Lennox Campello. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 703-549-6006. Visit www.gallery-west.com.

<cal1>Now Through March 27

<cal2>Objects & Apparitions by Renee Lachman. The Objects and Apparitions exhibition is an eloquent tribute to its namesake; a poem written by Octavio Paz for Joseph Cornell. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, NVCC Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria.

<cal1>March 3 to April 10

<cal2>”Bare Bones/Ruth Trevarrow.” Show contains a collection of powerful shapes and lines that dare us to see a lush beauty in bare bones. Artist’s Reception is Sunday, March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Visit www.nvfaa.org.

<cal1>March 4 Through March 27

<cal2>Beyond Form: Expressing Art Exhibit. Artist’s reception is Friday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. All-media show exploring the color, energy and simplicity inherent in abstract artwork. Details at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or bplummer11@verizon.net.

<cal1>March 10 – April 4, 2011

<cal2>Water Marks. Watercolorist Barry D. Lindley creates striking paintings portraying the effect water has on natural and man-made objects. Opening reception and Meet the Artist is Thursday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Artist’s Talk is Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. On Display in the Art League Gallery.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Abstract Art Workshop: Revealing What Is Hidden. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artists/Teachers/Historians discuss Abstract Art history/genre, critique participant artworks. $10, DRA members; $15, non-members. Maximum participants, 25. Register at www.TheDelRayArtisan.org by March 8.

<cal1>Now Through May 1

<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 May 7

<cal2>Artist Horace Day. “Style and Identity: Black Alexandria in the 1970s, Portraits by Horace Day.” The exhibition of more than 30 paintings by Horace Day (1909-1984) features Alexandria street scenes and portraits of African American Alexandrians from the early 1970s. At The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street in the heart of Alexandria’s historic Parker-Gray District. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.