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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
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.

Nov
18
Sun
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.

Nov
19
Mon
Diverse Films @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 19 all-day

Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos contemplates many perspectives and meanings of the art created by the now extinct Native tribe. Not Rated

Diverse Films @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 19 @ 7:15 pm

Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos contemplates many perspectives and meanings of the art created by the now extinct Native tribe. Not Rated

Nov
20
Tue
Book Discussion @ James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

“Behind the Beautiful Forevers.” The Duncan Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Nov
26
Mon
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness
Nov 26 all-day
Four Directions Wellness Mindfulness Mondays @ Four Directions Wellness | Orlando | Florida | United States

Four Directions Wellness, affiliated with the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, offers complimentary meditation and mindfulness hour on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. No RSVP is required. Learn more by visiting www.fourdirectionswellness.com.

Nov
27
Tue
Snacks & Self-Expression @ Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Nov 27 @ 3:15 pm

Find your inner artist using the mediums of painting, sketching, collage and more. Plus snacks. We’ll bring the supplies, you bring the inspiration. For teens (grades 6 – 12).

Preserving Heritage @ Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm

Victoria Vasques and Marty Abbott will discuss the work being done to preserve and support learning of indigenous languages of North America.

Nov
28
Wed
Building Relationships Through Art-Making @ Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

This workshop will help attendees to experience MLK’s call to develop “understanding with the enemy and release those vast reservoirs of goodwill that have been blocked by impenetrable walls of hate.”