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Fine Arts

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Open Life Drawing Session. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 2 to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Sessions are drop-in. No registration required. Bring supplies. Fee for each 3-hour session: $8, DRA members; $10, non-members. Two-hour sessions: $6, members; $8, non-members. For details visit: calendar.thedelrayartisans.org. At the Del Ray Artisans Gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com.

<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. Special programming includes a free film night on Friday, Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m. Screening of the film “Beyond Borders” with guest Simon Burrow, Executive Producer. At The Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

<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>Baby, It’s Cold Outside & Sock It To Winter: Celebrating all things good and bad about winter. 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. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or cspringer43@gmail.com.

<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. 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>Tuesday/Feb. 1

<cal2>“Maldynia: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Illness of Chronic Pain.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Part of Morrison House Presents: Dr. James Giordano and Rosemary Feit Covey, Torpedo Factory Artists. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

<cal1>Now Through Feb. 2

<cal2>Living Legends Portraits Exhibit. This will be the first time that photographs from all three Living Legends of Alexandria project years are exhibited together. The evening will be dedicated to the memory of Eula Miller, who passed away this week after a long illness. 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.

<cal1>Feb. 4 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 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>Now Through Feb. 7

<cal2>Understory. Alison Sigethy’s Solo Artist Exhibit. Environmental artist Alison Sigethy draws inspiration from the natural world surrounding her. At the Art League Gallery.

<cal1>Now 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. 16 Through Feb. 20

<cal2>inMOTION by Artist Sandi Parker. Parker’s collection of oil paintings presents a vibrant celebration of Arlington high school teen athletics, with almost every high school sport represented. Opening reception is Jan. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. At Cassatt’s CafÈ and Gallery, 4536 Lee Highway, Arlington.

<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>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Duo Mixed-Media Art Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Transform everyday items into something amazing! Members: $10, non-members: $15, maximum 20. Instructors: Matthew Cuenca, multi-media artist, graduate of Parsons; Tracy Wilkerson, multi-media artist and found-art OOAK specialty card creator. Details: contact Matthew (matthewcuenca@gmail.com) or Tracy (tlwideas@comcast.net) or www.TheDelRayArtisans.org. Del Ray Artisans’ gallery is at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

<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.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Life Drawing Workshop: Gesture Drawing. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Still looking for ways to get the most out of those short poses? During this workshop instructor Robin Croft will offer exercises and commentary intended to encourage a loose gestural approach to drawing the figure. At Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or DRA.LifeDrawing@gmail.com.

<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 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.