<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.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 30
<cal2>Hot Pottery. Clay artists create toasty treats with their kilns for the Kiln Club’s “Snuggling Up: Pots for Comfort Food” show. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Scope Gallery, 101 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.htm
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 30
<cal2>Gallery West Presents WOW! Works in wax, oil, and wire by new member artists Susan Stayer, Caty Forden, Margret Lindsey, and Sue Lindsey. Meet the artists at their reception on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be included. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street, in Alexandria’s Boutique District. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.
<cal1>Now Through Feb. 6
<cal2>Photographer Bruce Dale. MemberShow. Bruce Dale has had more than 2,000 photographs published by National Geographic. In 1989 he was named White House Photographer of the Year. At the Multiple Exposures Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria.
<cal1>Jan. 6 to Feb. 7
<cal2>Understory. Alison Sigethy’s Solo Artist Exhibit. Opening reception with a performance by Karen Reedy Dance on Thursday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Environmental artist Alison Sigethy draws inspiration from the natural world surrounding her. At the Art League Gallery.
<cal1>Jan. 7 Through Jan. 30
<cal2>Baby, It’s Cold Outside & Sock It To Winter: Celebrating all things good and bad about winter. Meet the artists reception Friday, Jan. 7, from 7-10 p.m. The all-member show runs through Sunday, Jan. 30. Check out the best works and “sock it to winter” by donating a pair of new socks to benefit the Carpenter's Shelter. Join the Sock Hop Saturday, Jan. 15 from 7-10 p.m., admission: donated pair of new socks. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>Calligraphy Workshop. 1 to 4 p.m. Learn basic calligraphy strokes and lettering with a calligraphy marker (yours to keep). $20 members, $25 non-members. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Register at http://www.thedelrayartisans.org/WebCalendar/view_entry.php?id=801&date=20110108.
<cal2>Gesture Drawing Exercises. 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to capture the figure quickly and take advantage of dynamic short poses. The session is free and open to members and non-members, but RSVP by Saturday, Jan. 8 to Katherine Rand at DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com or 703-836-1468. Space is limited. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.
<cal1>Jan. 10 Through Feb. 13
<cal2>”Hot Tropics.” Free. Artists are inspired by warmth in winter’s freeze. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing and wall pieces are some items that will be exhibited. At the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria.
<cal1>Jan. 10 Through Feb. 2
<cal2>Living Legends Portraits Exhibit. Opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be the first time that photographs from all three Living Legends of Alexandria project years are exhibited together. At the Tyler Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Paid parking in the Beauregard Street garage. For more information about the project, go to at http://www.AlexandriaLegends.com or contact Tisara at AlexandriaLivingLegends@ninatisara.com.
<cal2>Tour the Torpedo Factory. 6 p.m. Slide show and lecture at 7:30 p.m. by Harry (Rick) Moody, “The Best is Yet to Be: Later Life Creativity.” Sponsored by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. At 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.
<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.
<cal1>Feb. 4 Through Feb. 27
<cal2>Love Letters Exhibit. A collection of love-inspired artworks paired with artist’s love letter. Reception is Friday, Feb. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org
<cal1>Feb. 9 to March 6
<cal2>Gallery West Presents: The 14th National Show. Reception is Saturday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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.