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Anything Goes-Del Ray Artisans

Anything Goes-Del Ray Artisans

Anything Goes Art Exhibit
Now thru September 1
Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria
TheDelRayArtisans.org
Seven Del Ray Artisans’ Board members set their own artistic themes; letting their paintbrushes dance in the colors of the late summer sun, recalling on canvas memories of colorful people and places or wide-open spaces; and present playful sculpture and unusual photography. When inspired, anything goes! An “Art-to-Go” Market and Silent Auction of unique artworks specially created as a Del Ray Artisans FUNdraiser are featured.

Kathleen Ewing’s Dog Days Dog Show
Now thru September 1

Kathleen Ewing's Dog Days Show

Kathleen Ewing’s Dog Days Show

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria
703/548-0035
nvfaa.org
Kathleen Ewing has curated a wide variety of superb photographs – both contemporary and vintage – all about “dogdom.” Included in this exhibit are works by Harold Feinstein, Thurston Hopkins, Allan Janus, Mark Power, Grace Robertson, Pentti Sammallahti, Claudia Smigrod, Steve Szabo, as well as 19th and early 20th century dog portraits This show continues the success and tradition of the Dog Days Dog Shows that Ewing held in her eponymously named gallery during Washington DC summers since 1986. A portion of all art sales proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Radio Sebastian: You, Me, and the Void
Now thru September 1

Radio Sebastian

Radio Sebastian

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria
torpedofactory.org/target
A solo exhibition by Radio Sebastian, a collaborative between Corwin Levi and Yumiko Blackwell. The exhibition will include a site-specific installation, a series of mixed-media collages, and an interactive video piece. Each year the Target Gallery hosts “Open Exhibition,” an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition. Three arts experts from the DC-area made up this year’s jury panel; Samantha May, Director of Hillyer Art Space, Foon Sham, noted sculptor and professor, and Morgan Hungerford West, founder and writer of the arts and lifestyle blog Pandahead. They reviewed close to 50 proposals individually, and then gathered for a group review of their top ten selections before naming Radio Sebastian the 2013 winners. Radio Sebastian is a husband and wife collaborative between artists Corwin Levi and Yumi Blackwell. The title for the exhibition, You, Me, and the Void, comes from the artists’ examination of “the void,” which they state in their proposal, has always existed. Yves Klein famously leapt into it. Anish Kapoor noted “the void is not silent” and described it as “that very first moment of creativity where everything is possible and nothing has actually happened.” Free!

Art Material Market at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
August 24
10 am – 3 pm
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria
torpedofactory.org
At the first ever Art Material Market the Torpedo Factory Art Center has invited artists from across the DC metro region to buy, sell or trade their new or gently used art supplies, tools, materials and ephemera. Whether artists, art students or art enthusiasts are looking to liven up their still life compositions with new objects or wanting to test a new technique the Art Material Market at the Torpedo Factory Art Center has something for everyone. Items for sale will include easels, mat cutters, frames, paint, books, fabric, still life objects and more! Free!

Longing to Eavesdrop on the Conversation
August 30 thru October 6
Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Avenue
Kensington, MD
301-922-0162
adahrosegallery.com
Randall Lear’s paintings, sculptures, and installations blur the lines
between all three disciplines. His playful palettes and compositions provide
a glimpse into a whimsical space where graphic forms mix and mingle.
Behind the whimsy, these works are grounded in deliberate processes that
create architectural space and forms. Ellyn Weiss’s encaustic sculptures evoke a sense of immediacy with their bright, bold palettes shaped into primordial forms. Upon intimate
examination, however, these pieces offer a world of intricate details;reminding us that the most basic forms of life, while simple and self-contained,are the origins of infinite complexity. Through the processes of layering, folding, and excavating, Ellyn manipulates the encaustic to form
sculptures that are reminiscent of biological structures.

WWII Memorial: A Memorial Comes to Life
Photography Exhibition
Now thru Dec 31
8 am – 5 pm Daily
WWII Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
703/533-1155
Acclaimed photographer Stephen R. Brown features more than 90 images of the WWII Memorial and the men and women it memorializes, the exhibit includes rare images of the memorial’s construction, its monumental features, as well as glimpses of its 24/7 activities.

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