DRA artists express spirit of Del Ray.

— The Del Ray Artisans held an opening night reception Oct. 4 for its latest exhibit, “Del-Ray-Geous,” a members-only show of works that expresses each artist's impressions of the spirit of the Del Ray community.

“I tried to capture the unique architecture and feel of the Del Ray community,” said artist Durell Hope, whose colored pencil drawing on display featured the Del Ray Café restaurant. “There is so much vibrancy to this community. It's a very special place and I hope my work reflects that.”

A piece by native Italian artist Ludovica Ducci was inspired by the surge of bicycles in Del Ray.

“I love seeing more people using bicycles in Del Ray,” Ducci said. “It reminds me very much of Italy.”

Located in the Nicolas A. Colasanto Center on Mount Vernon Avenue, the DRA exhibit runs through Oct. 27. For more information, call 703-838-4827 or visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.