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Jan
28
Sun
2018
Sensorium (1/5-1/28) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jan 28 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  January 5-28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5 from 7-9pm

Home by Melanie Bikowski
“Home” by Melanie Bikowski

Our senses and the apparatus in our brain—the sensorium—evoke emotional feelings of sympathy, appreciation, or gratitude, or something that is moving, heartwarming, or tender. The connection between our senses and emotions makes contact with our hearts through someone, something, or an event—be it a pat or tap on the head; or the feel of flower petals, hard steel, body parts or smooth glass. The Sensorium art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans honors how artists interpret the impact of our human journey through evoking the five senses.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, January 5 from 7-9pm to discover these unique artworks, meet the curators, artists, and art appreciators.

The Sensorium art exhibit runs January 5-28, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curators Mel Bikowski (melanie.bikowski@gmail.com) and Betsy Mead (egmead@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Feb
25
Sun
2018
Art Squared (2/2-2/25) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Feb 25 all-day

Art2 Art Exhibit
Demonstrating that science and math play a central role in art
February 2-25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 from 7-9pm

Periodic at 475 by Monica Hokeilen
“Periodic at 475” by Monica Hokeilen

The Art2 (Art Squared) exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery explores the synergy of art with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This show overlaps with National Engineering Week and includes workshops to engage STEM-interested public of all ages. Come see how creativity drives the mind to explore and inspires scientists to ask questions and search for understanding. Principles of symmetry, geometry and measurements are often used in creating beautiful artwork. Likewise, scientific disciplines can inspire and inform art, as with anatomy in figure paintings, geology in landscapes, meteorological events in dramatic compositions, and physics in 3D installations.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, February 2 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Art2 art exhibit runs February 2-25, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curators Sophia Suarez (sleesuarez@gmail.com) and Monica Hokeilen (hokeilenart@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Feb
26
Mon
2018
Open Theme (11/27-2/26) @ Durant Arts Center
Feb 26 all-day

November 27, 2017 – February 26, 2018
Reception: Monday, December 11 from 6-8pm

Bermuda (2) by Eileen O'Brien
“Bermuda (2)” by Eileen O’Brien

Del Ray Artisans is pleased to announce a collaboration with the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts to sponsor an open theme art exhibit of Del Ray Artisans members’ work at the Durant Arts Center. The exhibit is a part of Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls (GWW) program and features paintings, photography, and mixed media works of art to delight and awe.

The artwork will be displayed on the walls of the Durant Arts Center from November 27, 2017 through February 26, 2018. Patrons may view the artwork at the center during their regular business hours.

All artwork is available for purchase through Del Ray Artisans. Artists are donating 25% of the purchase price of sold pieces to Alexandria’s Office of the Arts (20%) and Del Ray Artisans (5%). Del Ray Artisans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The exhibit will be at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, contact Del Ray Artisans’ volunteer GWW coordinator, Eileen O’Brien, at GWW@DelRayArtisans.org.

Apr
1
Sun
2018
Outdoors In (3/2-4/1) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 1 all-day

Outdoors In Art Exhibit
March 2 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryArt influenced by the natural world.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, March 2 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Outdoors In art exhibit runs March 2 through April 1, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curators Joe Franklin (franklin.joe.t@gmail.com) and Margaret Wohler (wohler4@verizon.net) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Apr
29
Sun
2018
A Touch of Magic (4/6-4/29) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 29 all-day

A Touch of Magic Art Exhibit
April 6-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryArtistically magical.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, April 6 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

A Touch of Magic art exhibit runs April 6-29, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curators Tom Kelly (watsueast@aol.com) and Veronica Barker-Barzel (jewfroart@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

May
27
Sun
2018
Atomic Dog (5/4-5/27) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 27 all-day

Atomic Dog Art Exhibit
May 4 – 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryPeople are often the nucleus of their dog’s world, while dogs are our best friends. This exhibit features art showcasing that mutual admiration.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, May 4 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Atomic Dog art exhibit runs May 4-27, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

The exhibit is sponsored by The Dog Store of Del Ray and curated by store owner Paul Haire. For more information, please contact Paul Haire (topdog@yourdogsbestfriends.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Wanderlust (6/1-6/24) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 24 all-day

Wanderlust Art Exhibit
June 1 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryTravel opens our eyes to different sights that inspire new art.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, June 1 from 7-9pm to view the art and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.

The Wanderlust art exhibit runs June 1-24, 2018 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact the curator Kajal Dhabalia (kajal@wholesomesoul.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

 

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Art Camp Week 1 Show (7/21) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Art Camp Week 1 Show (7/21) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The week of Art Camp culminates with a one-day gallery show of campers’ art to share with the public, then campers will take their artwork home.