Exhibit Dates: September 30, 2018 – January 27, 2019
The Bringing Words to Life art exhibit at the Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria) features Del Ray Artisans members’ artwork. The exhibit is a part of Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls (GWW) program in partnership with VCA Alexandria.
Words can be powerful forms of art. Whether written, spoken, or sung, words often evoke emotion and meaning that stay with us long after they are finished. Bringing Words to Life pairs a line from an artist’s favorite song, poem, book, or speech with the artist’s visual interpretation of that quote. This exhibit will display the artwork and quoted lines together at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital (2660 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314) from September 30, 2018 through January 27, 2019. Patrons may view the artwork at VCA Alexandria during regular business hours and at the discretion of hospital staff.
Artists are donating 20% of the purchase price of sold pieces in an equal split between Del Ray Artisans and the VCA Alexandria’s charity of choice, Veterans Moving Forward. Veterans Moving Forward helps veterans lead more productive lives through partnerships with trained assistance animals. Del Ray Artisans and Veterans Moving Forward are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
For more information, please visit DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits/gww or contact the curator Monica Hokeilen (GWW@DelRayArtisans.org) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).
Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.
Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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