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Mar
31
Fri
2017
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: March 31 – April 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 31 from 7-9pm

The Sky is the Limit by Heike Gramckow
“The Sky is the Limit” by Heike Gramckow

The Breaking the Glass Ceiling – The Sky’s the Limit art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery reflects on the metaphor “breaking the glass ceiling”, pushing through a tough, not quite invisible barrier that keeps many from reaching their full potential or their dreams beyond a certain level in a hierarchy or in society. Breaking glass, breaking barriers, reaching beyond traditional boundaries, stretching beyond one’s own and society’s current limits, only accepting the limits of an endless sky have been a theme for many artists and reflect a very current theme. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, March 31 from 7-9pm.

This year Del Ray Artisans celebrates 25 years of supporting visual artists; providing equal access to all has always been at the center of its mission. Inclusion of all to provide a space to advance beyond set boundaries is as important today as it was 25 years ago.

The Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Sky is the Limit exhibit runs March 31 – April 30, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm (First Thursdays 12-9pm), 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 Heike Gramckow (heikegramckow@yahoo.com) and Rachel Grodsky (rachelgrodsky@gmail.com) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Spring2ACTion – Become a Silver Star! @ Online
Apr 5 all-day

On Wednesday, April 5, our community will come together for 24 hours of unprecedented giving to support the amazing work of Alexandria nonprofits through Spring2ACTion, hosted by ACT for Alexandria and ACTion Alexandria.

Silver StarThis year in honor of our 25th Anniversary, you can become a Silver Star by donating $25 or more to Del Ray Artisans! For your donation, a Silver Star will be hung in the gallery personalized with your name. All proceeds help Del Ray Artisans expand our artistic reach and support our 25th Anniversary Legacy Project of providing funding to selected Alexandria elementary schools with art needs for art-related books.

Also, on April 5 from 2-5pm, Del Ray Artisans is offering a FREE, clothed, life drawing session. Bring your drawing supplies and come ready to sketch!

Please donate to Del Ray Artisans on (or before) April 5 to be a part of Spring2ACTion. Donations made to Del Ray Artisans also give our non-profit a chance to win additional Spring2ACTion grants and prizes. Show your support by making a tax-deductible donation at: spring2action.razoo.com/story/Del-Ray-Artisans

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Apr
6
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 6, 2017 – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
May
4
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 6, 2017 – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
May
5
Fri
2017
“Speak Your Mind” Opening Reception @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:  May 5-28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm

Del Ray Artisans galleryMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. This exhibit is a celebration of the relationship between art and the human mind—as a form of non-verbal communication, self-expression, and a way to share complex emotions or a state of mind.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 7-9pm.

The Speak Your Mind exhibit runs May 5-28, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm (First Thursdays 12-9pm), 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 Becky Barnes (barnesrossen@gmail.com) and Kath Gayle (kathgaylemail@gmail.com).

May
6
Sat
2017
Spring Art Market @ Colasanto Park
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Art MarketOur Spring Art Market is a one-day event that gives you the chance to purchase original handmade artwork from talented local artists. This outdoor market showcases artwork in a wide range of media including ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, paper, glass, and more. Shop for Mother’s Day, graduation, a teacher’s gift, birthdays, or just because!

The Spring Art Market will be on Saturday, May 6 from 10am-4pm in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA (at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue). The event is held RAIN or SHINE, and is free and open to the public.

If you have questions about the market or how to apply for a market artspace, contact Tamara Wilkerson at ArtMarket@DelRayArtisans.org.

May
13
Sat
2017
La Bella Strada reception @ Del Ray Artisans
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a reception to be held after a workshop on creating sidewalk chalk art.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 6, 2017 – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art