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Sep
30
Sun
Bringing Words to Life Art Exhibit at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital @ Veterinary Clinics of America Alexandria Animal Hospital (VCA Alexandria)
Sep 30 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day

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.

Nov
14
Wed
Book Discussion @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm
Book Discussion @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The Round House by Louise Erdich.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with us for a discussion of a page-turning masterpiece by one of the most revered novelists of our time and a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life.

Winter’s Bone @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm
Winter's Bone @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The Friends of Duncan Library are sponsoring A Year of Great Art House Films on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to the book sale, this month we will view our film on the second Wednesday.

Nov
15
Thu
Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 15 2018 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

In Re:Vision, Casqueiro reflects on the emotional content of immigration and what it means to push forward with a new life while remaining pulled by the old. Using as springboard two sets of images that represent these conflicting dynamics, namely retro comic books and lifestyle ads, she investigates the power of visionary myth to propel and restrain, the relinquishing of the precious as a condition to move forward, and the struggle to reconcile who we are, how we are perceived, and who we want to become.
Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision is generously sponsored by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.

The Georgetown Saxatones A Cappella Concert @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Georgetown Saxatones A Cappella Concert @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Get ready to rock the house with everything from alternative to pop to soul with the Georgetown Saxatones. As Georgetown’s only community service a cappella group, they are passionate about sharing their music in support of worthy causes. Proceeds to benefit the Saxatones’ preferred charity: the DC Autism Society. 

Nov
16
Fri
Cape Science: Mixed Reactions @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Nov 16 @ 4:00 pm
Cape Science: Mixed Reactions @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Mixed Reactions explores the signs and signatures of chemical changes, featuring one of the most exciting areas of chemistry: combustion!

Jeremy Mann’s Solo Exhibition “The Unbound Process” Photography & Paintings @ Principle Gallery
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jeremy Mann's Solo Exhibition "The Unbound Process" Photography & Paintings @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Principle Gallery hosts Jeremy Mann’s first ever photography exhibition. Mann’s ability to translate his singular artistic vision from one medium to another is astounding, and his photographs incorporate everything successful about his paintings. The artist will be in attendance with many of the inventions and devices used to produce his ever-evolving series of homemade photographic cameras, lenses and darkroom equipment and procedures, expunging upon their importance and influence in his daily artistic journey. On the 17th, Jeremy will return to the gallery at 6 p.m. to give an artist talk about his work in all mediums, how they inform each other, his technique, his tools, his life in art and more.

Nov
17
Sat
Jeremy Mann Artist Talk @ Principle Gallery
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
Jeremy Mann Artist Talk @ Principle Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

As a continuation of the opening weekend for Jeremy Mann’s Solo Exhibition “The Unbound Process,” Jeremy will return to the gallery the evening after the Opening Reception. On Saturday, November 17 at 6pm Jeremy will give an artist talk about his work in all mediums, how they inform each other, his technique, his tools, his life in art, and more!

Visit our Facebook Page (Principle Gallery) to find more information about the event or to RSVP.

Nov
18
Sun
Performance by “MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo” @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance by "MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo" @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Returning to the Athenaeum for a Fall concert is one of this region’s finest chamber music ensembles, “MIN ~ Contemporary Flute and Guitar Duo” featuring flutist Saïs Kamalidiin and guitarist extraordinaire, Rick Peralta. “MIN” will engage the audience with music from many diverse styles and genres including baroque, be-bop, blues, bossas, ballads, broadway and beyond. Their multi-faceted musical performance is beautiful and bold, serene and sensuous, intimate and intoxicating. Join us for a unique musical experience that you do not want to miss! 

Opening Reception for “Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision” @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception for "Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision" @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Head to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association for the opening reception of the exhibition of “Elizabeth Casquiero / Re:Vision.” In Re:Vision, Casqueiro reflects on the emotional content of immigration and what it means to push forward with a new life while remaining pulled by the old. Using two sets of images that represent these conflicting dynamics, namely retro comic books and lifestyle ads, she investigates the power of visionary myth to propel and restrain; the relinquishing of the precious as a condition to move forward and the struggle to reconcile who we are, how we are perceived and who we want to become.