Art League in Alexandria Closes Out 2022 With Trio of Exhibits

On display through Jan. 8, 2023

flowers in vase
“Flower Power 1” by Nafia Syeed Acrylic (All photos courtesy of The Art League)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Art League is welcoming people to a trio of exhibits on display currently through Jan. 8, 2023. The exhibits include “Homestead Elegy,” “Petite December,” and the monthly Open Exhibit. 

chaotic bedroom with a window view
“Window View” by Cindi Lewis

“Homestead Elegy” is the creation of painter Cindi Lewis. Her work depicts the fate of a late 19th century North Dakota homestead. This structure that housed three generations, was built by her husband’s great grandfather, a German immigrant. Although the last occupants are long deceased, the house and its contents remain. Items consist of a large amount of abandoned furniture, appliances, and personal possessions scattered throughout each room..  

Chaotic Kitchen
“Hot Plate” by Cindi Lewis

“Homestead Elegy” is described by the Art League as “warm gouache renderings of the homes chaos” that became a game seek and find that compelled viewers to identify the many items scattered about.

“Whether the accumulations of belongings were a reaction to Depression-era privation, physical frailty brought on by age, or something else, Lewis’ perspective provides a touching glimpse of a rugged way of life. This is a striking contrast with the spare beauty of the surrounding North Dakota landscape,”  according to the press release.

sculpture portraying antique picture of womans face and butterfly wings
“Mariposa Negra” by Kathlyn Avila-Reyes, Mixed Media

The annual “Petite December” exhibit was juried by tiny sculpture artist Lydia Ricci. This exhibit features fantastical miniature artworks rendered in various media and priced for gifting. 

black cat peering from under a tree
“Christmas Pounce” by Karen Baith, Encaustic

December’s Open Exhibit is juried by Jenn Bratovich, the Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the Print Center New York. This exhibit includes 98 artworks in various mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, photography, and printmaking.

“La Dame de Fer ne Rouilles pas.” (The Iron Lady does not rust.) by Shannon Turkewitz Photography

The Mini Makers is an upcoming art event for the very young artists out there. This free activity is meant for children five years old and younger, who are accompanied by an adult. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

“Brief Life” by Maryam Dafeiyan, Acrylic

The Art League was founded in 1954 and is among the nation’s largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. The Art League is a major component of the culture in Alexandria, with headquarters in The Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street.

watercolor of blocks of Blue cheese
“Blue Cheese Collection #5” by Gale waller, Acrylic on Panel

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