Opening Today: Alexandria’s Art League Features Paintings of Edward Ugo

More events planned for this month. Ceramics sale Thanksgiving Weekend

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Art League always hosts entertaining exhibitions. In fact, there is a new one opening today. Called “The Shape of Happiness,” it focuses on the work of Edward Ugo.

In his geometric paintings, lines intersect and colors come alive. His work amazes the eyes.

“Zeroing in” by Edward Ugo Image courtesy The Art League)

Ugo considers each piece a reflection of his feelings; he found comfort while working on them during the pandemic. When painting, the artist says he is “at peace with the world around me.”

The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 5. All are welcome to join an artist talk online Monday, Nov. 15 from 6-7 p.m. RSVP HERE.

The Art League’s November Opening Reception is this afternoon from 4:30-6 p.m. RSVP HERE.

Also opening this month:

IMPart Special Exhibit, featuring ceramics and bladesmithing works created by area veterans at The Art League. The IMPart program connects recent Injured Military Personnel with visual arts experiences created for personal enrichment, relaxed social engagement, the improvement and redevelopment of fine motor skills, and expressive catharsis.

One day each week, veterans are welcomed at our Madison Annex facility and offered individualized instruction and creative attention. (Those interested in joining should contact [email protected])

November 2021 Open Exhibit, a member show featuring 106 artworks in various media, including painting, sculpture, and photography.

Upcoming Events at The Art League

The Big Draw – Gather with other artists in the Gallery on Wednesday, Nov.17, for a day of life-drawing. This activity is free for Art League members and $10 per session for non-members. Learn more and register HERE.

The Art League Holiday Ceramics Sale – Kick off your holiday shopping at our Holiday Ceramics Sale, part of Alexandria’s Holiday Sidewalk Sale for Small Business Saturday. We will be selling handcrafted items created by our ceramics department outside of the Torpedo Factory, Nov.27 (Thanksgiving Weekend), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Craft. Brew. – Join the League for an afternoon of holiday crafting on Saturday, December 4! Sip a can of delicious craft cider from Lost Boy Cider while making a festive holiday craft to take home (or give as a gift!) Craft. Brew. takes place at The Art League Gallery, located inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The craft activity will be a retro-style, miniature holiday diorama! Tickets include one 12 ounce cider and all crafting materials. Reserve your spot HERE.

Hours and Location

The Art League Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Gallery is located in Studio 21, inside the Tor[edo Factory Art Center at 105 N. Union St. For more information, visit or call 703-683-1780.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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