Archive for 'Visual Arts'

Retracing Jefferson’s footsteps at the Anthenaeum

Retracing Jefferson’s footsteps at the Anthenaeum

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Jennifer Powell) The beautiful starkness of the Anthenaeum may be the perfect place to view Suzanne Stryk’s two-years-in-the-making artistic and historical exhibit, “Notes on the State of Virginia.” Stryk’s personal take on Thomas [...]

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

Former space policy strategist spreads photography wings

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Cynthia McKinley is a photographer and a juried member at The Art League, the Del Ray Artisans and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, and exhibits her photographs across Northern Virginia and [...]

‘Mercy Street’ takes its bow for Alexandria premiere

‘Mercy Street’ takes its bow for Alexandria premiere

Correction: The Alexandria Film Festival hosted the premiere of ‘Mercy Street,’ not the AMC Hoffman Center. The Times regrets the error. By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) On January 17, television viewers across the country will be [...]

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Inspiration comes in many forms, and for local artist John Gosling, the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria serve as muses. Gosling is a member of local art workshop and gallery [...]

Torpedo Factory celebrates 40 years of creativity

Torpedo Factory celebrates 40 years of creativity

By Katie Callahan (Photo/Katie Callahan) Four decades after local artists converted a run-down munitions plant into a creative hub, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is still going strong. Built near the end of World War I, [...]

Christmas on the Potomac

Christmas on the Potomac

By Jordan Wright (Courtesy photo) Santa won’t get a moment’s rest this holiday season at the Gaylord National Resort. And neither, it seems certain, will his merry elves. If you haven’t gotten in the Christmas spirit [...]

City council resolves sculpture’s permitting problem

City council resolves sculpture’s permitting problem

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) California-based artist Mario Chiodo’s twisting tribute to those interred at Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery has gazed out across the George Washington Memorial Parkway for weeks now, but without official sanction until [...]

Visiting artists take up shop at Torpedo Factory

Visiting artists take up shop at Torpedo Factory

By Julia Brouillette Alexandria’s premier waterfront attraction, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, has opened its doors to the creatively inclined from across the country as part of the Visiting Artists Program. Now in its fourth year, [...]

High-flying act bound for Northern Virginia

High-flying act bound for Northern Virginia

By Jordan Wright Cirque du Soleil is bringing the critically acclaimed “Quidam” to the area later this month. The captivating extravaganza, which has toured five continents and been seen by millions in its 17-year history, will [...]

A tale of troubled savants at Little Theatre

A tale of troubled savants at Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright “33 Variations,” playing at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, takes the audience on an intellectual exercise, meditating on Ludwig van Beethoven’s intent when he composed 33 variations on his music publisher’s mediocre waltz. [...]