Tag: Arts

AFF Review: ‘A Piece of Cake’ is a Kafkaesque comedy of...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] “A Piece of Cake” takes inspiration from a single piece of trivia – the small decorative silver balls that go...

Your Views: ‘Sure on this Shining Night’

To the editor: As citizens of Alexandria and our country, we wake up this November to a stark reality. With a tense election season barely...

Alexandria Film Festival announces schedule

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Film Festival will take place virtually this year from Nov. 12 to 15, according to a news release. This...

Outcasts Brass Band jazzes up Old Town with creative fusion of...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] If you have walked through Market Square on a weekend over the past two years, chances are you have heard...

City creatives: Val Proudkii

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] A saxophone player stands under an awning to escape a torrential downpour, squeezing notes out of his instrument despite the...

Old Town Art Festival returns this weekend

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] For arts fans missing the city’s local arts scene during the pandemic, the 18th Annual Alexandria Old Town Art Festival...

Torpedo Factory artist named Virginia Visual Artist Relief Grant recipient

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Sermin Ciddi, an Alexandria-based artist who operates out of the Torpedo Factory, will receive a visual artist relief grant from...

Outdoor classical music concert series finds a way forward for live...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Where did all the music go? When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Northern Virginia in March, it was followed by a deafening...

City creatives: Humanity in minyatür

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] In the right hands, a paintbrush and canvas can be transportive, taking viewers away to a different place, time or...

City creatives: Donna Lee Gallo

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure,” is abundantly clear in local artist Donna Lee Gallo’s work. Her “found...