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Fine Arts

March 26 Through April 16

<cal2>Perception: Value and Form. The Art of Lisa Tureson. Artist’s reception is Saturday, March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. At Broadway Gallery, 5641 B General Washington Drive, Alexandria.

<cal1>Now Through April 4

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

<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>Now Through March 27

<cal2>Beyond Form: Expressing Art Exhibit. All-media show exploring the color, energy and simplicity inherent in abstract artwork. Details at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or bplummer11@verizon.net.

<cal1>Now through April 24

<cal2>Artistic Duo II. Noon to 4:30 p.m. daily. Featuring a joint display of landscape and floral watercolors by Carolyn Grossé 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>April 4 to May 1

<cal2>"Flowers & Garden: Outdoors and In." This potting season, come to the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Scope Gallery to see some ceramic groundbreaking odes to fleglings and flora, focused on home and garden clay accents. Clay artists will feature bird sculptures, nesting bowls and home-inspired work surrounding the nest centerpiece. At Scope Gallery, 105 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.

<cal1>April 5 to June 5

<cal2>Two Visitors Exhibit. Photography by Laurie Sand and Colleen Spencer Henderson. Opening reception is April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. At Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union Street, Studio 312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.

<cal1>Friday/April 8

<cal2>3 North Carolina Poets. 8-10 p.m. Washington, D.C.’s Ruthless Grip Poetry Series visits Del Ray Artisans for National Poetry Month. Acclaimed North Carolina writers Lee Ann Brown, Chris Vitiello, and Dianne Timblin will read from their works. Email Bryan Koen (bwkoen@gmail.com) or visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

<cal1>April 1 to May 1

<cal2>It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, But I Like It! Del Ray Artisans’ April show, pays homage to all things Rock ‘n’ Roll. All-media show, juried by Fierce Sonia and Jen Chappell. Meet the artists at the opening reception, Friday April 1, from 7-10 p.m. A day of rock-themed movies is planned for Sunday, April 10 noon-9 p.m. An open mic lyric slam is planned for Sunday May 1, 2-4 p.m. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or Fiercesonia@aol.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 5

<cal2>From Social Work to Sculpture. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Featuring Carol Gellner Levin, Torpedo Factory Artist. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or call 703-838-8000.

<cal1>April 1 to May 15

<cal2>Artist Linda L. Anderson. Dimensional Landscapes: New Perspectives of our Natural World. Artist’s Reception is Saturday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artist’s Talk at 6 p.m. At the Schlesinger Center’s Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, NVCC Campus, Alexandria.

<cal1>April 15 to June 3

<cal2>Solos 2011. Opening reception is Friday, April 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. For this exhibition, DC collector and curator Michael Pollack and independent international curator Melissa Keys, former of the Perth (Australia) Institute of Contemporary Art, selected this year's crop of promising emerging contemporary artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Artists in the exhibition are Mindy Hirt, Mariah Anne Johnson, Ailsa Staub, Leigh Davis, Joshua Wade Smith and Jennifer Coster. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-248-6800. Visit http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org

<cal1>April 7 to May 2

<cal2>"Food, Glorious Food." Free. Artist Cindy Packard Richmond food-scapes on display. Meet the artist reception is Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At the Art League Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; Thursdays until 9 p.m.; Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Visit richmondlikethecity.blogspot.com.

<cal1>Now Through April 3

<cal2>Kiln Club Annual Show. At the Scope gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Hours are 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 the Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 , visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.htm and www.kilnclubwdc.com.

<cal1>Now through April 10

<cal2>Asian Inspirations. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. At Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18 of Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Old Town Alexandria.

<cal1>Now Through 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>Now Through April 3

<cal2>The Kiln Club Show. Porcelain potter Malcom Davis will judge the show. 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 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. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Visit www.nvfaa.org.

<cal1>April 10 through May 15

<cal2>The Nest Project. A collaborative installation-based event that will consist of 12 outdoor nests. These nests, created by local art centers and groups, will be installed along the waterfront of the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. The exhibition Nest will be on exhibit in the Target Gallery from April 2-May 15. Nest is a national juried exhibition, which examines the nest as a symbol for home and refuge, both literally and conceptually. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/nestproject.

<cal1>April 6 to May 1

<cal1>River Views and Moldau Visions. Watercolor paintings by Helen Dilley Barsalou. Barsalou’s exhibition is comprised of four parts: River Views, Moldau Visions, Florals, and Animals. An opening reception is Sunday, April 10 from 2 – 6 p.m. Watercolor painting demonstration on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Closing reception is Saturday, April 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. At Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town Alexandria’s Boutique District. Visit www.gallery-west.com or call 703-549-6006.

<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.