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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.

Jan
4
Fri
Faces Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery @ Del Ray Artisans Art Gallery
Jan 4 – Jan 27 all-day

The “Faces” art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans features portraits that show the life a person has lived, joy a person emanates, wisdom gained through years of living and focuses on the soul of the person. Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 7-9pm. View the exhibit from January 4-27, 2019 at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details and special workshop information at www.DelRayArtisans.org/event/faces

Jan
10
Thu
“Fax Ayres / Photography” Exhibition @ Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm

In Fax Ayres’ exhibition “Fax Ayres / Photography,” Ayres’ employs a ‘lightpainting’ technique to embue his subjects with an almost surreal quality. He sets up still life vignettes in the dark and then carefully paints individual components with light, assembling multiple images together to create the final photograph.

Jan
22
Tue
First Time Homebuying @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

Representatives from TD Bank in partnership with Caldwell Banker will lead a seminar offering the information you need to make first-time home buying achievable.

Jan
23
Wed
Sisters in Crime @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

This panel of mystery authors is sure to whet your appetite! They will talk about culinary mysteries, one of the most popular sub-genres of mysteries, bringing you delicious crime and intrigue.

Jan
31
Thu
How Dry We Aren’t: Prohibition in the Nation’s Capital @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

This evening program accompanies the exhibit “Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled”.

Feb
1
Fri
New Beginnings Art Exhibit @ Del Ray Artisans
Feb 1 – Feb 24 all-day
New Beginnings Art Exhibit @ Del Ray Artisans

“New Beginnings” art exhibit (February 1-24, 2019) – The EPA estimates 75 percent of waste is recyclable, but only 30 percent is. Artists are often the most conscientious recyclers who reuse others’ discards to create unique art. Visit Del Ray Artisans gallery Feb. 1 through 24 to see artwork created by reuse. These creations incorporate found objects, recycled materials or older works of art.

Feb
9
Sat
ASO Presents: Mozart’s Prague Symphony @ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 p.m.
The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4915 E. Campus Drive
Alexandria, VA 22311

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. – with pre-concert talk at 2:15pm
George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301

James Ross, Music Director
Tickets: $20-$80 adult, $5 youth, $10 student
www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885

New and old traditions collide in February with an exploration of the Classical-era symphony. The program centers on Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 “Prague,” one of his later and most eclectic symphonies, juxtaposed with Prokofiev’s Symphony No.1 “Classical,” written in homage to Mozart and Haydn and cited as one of the earliest pieces of the neo-classical era. The program will also feature soloists from the ASO for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks.

Feb
10
Sun
ASO Presents: Mozart’s Prague Symphony @ George Washington Masonic Memorial
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3 p.m. – with pre-concert talk at 2:15pm
George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301

James Ross, Music Director
Tickets: $20-$80 adult, $5 youth, $10 student
www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885

New and old traditions collide in February with an exploration of the Classical-era symphony. The program centers on Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 “Prague,” one of his later and most eclectic symphonies, juxtaposed with Prokofiev’s Symphony No.1 “Classical,” written in homage to Mozart and Haydn and cited as one of the earliest pieces of the neo-classical era. The program will also feature soloists from the ASO for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks.

Feb
16
Sat
Something Old, Something New with Monte Durham @ River Farm
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Whether you are a history buff, a vintage fashion fan, newly married, engaged (or about to be), you are in for a sweet post-Valentine’s day treat on Feb. 16 for Something Old, Something New at River Farm. Monte Durham, the star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress -Atlanta,” will be here in person to show off and talk about some special vintage wedding dresses hand-picked from his own private collection.

Among the dresses on display will be Monte’s one-of-a-kind replica of the wedding gown Jacqueline Lee Bouvier wore when she married Senator John F. Kennedy on Sept. 12, 1953. Come along for this fun fashion event at River Farm by reserving your space now. Seating is limited. There is a $25 per person registration fee, which includes Something Old, Something New with Monte Durham, sweet treats and refreshments by Main Event Caterers and one limited-edition bone china AHS Floral Garden Mug. Parking is free. Registration is now open.