The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery presents its annual open exhibition winner, Renee van der Stelt. She will be providing an artist’s talk at the reception to discuss her work and her process on November 12 at 7pm.Her recent work explores how a drawing can affect and shape space.
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These days it seems the only music kids appreciate is what pours through the earphones of their I-pods. An elementary school in Alexandria, Virginia begs to differ. Teachers there have been widening the musical horizons of children for twenty years through unique partnerships with the Washington Opera and Washington Performing Arts Society. Performers from the companies come in and help students write and produce original operas that incorporate Virginia Standards of Learning material.
“The Art of Murder”, the midseason play at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, premiered on Saturday night. The murder-mystery contains plot twists, handguns, loud noises, an isolation chamber and brief nudity – just the right sort of production to spice up Halloween for the Old Town theater crowd.
Last weekend, the T. C. Williams High School drama department ‘s fall play, “Picnic” opened. There are performances scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer prize winning play depicts life in a small town in Kansas just after World War II. The plot centers around a Labor Day picnic, the events leading up to it and its aftermath.
On Oct. 30, Project Dispatch will hold an art show, which will feature 3 Alexandria artists: Regan Kireilis Helms, Chris Helms, and Andrew Wright.
The Project Dispatch Launch Party will be held at The Mini at 29 King’s Court SE, Washington D.C., from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
Rosemary Feit Covey, a printmaker whose studio is at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, brings her emotionally charged wood engravings to the Virginia Tech Perspectives Gallery in part to honor the life of Tech Alumnus and local resident David Welch, whose brave struggle with brain cancer is documented in her work.
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is pleased to announce that Marga Fripp and Ilona Savage have been selected to receive the 2009 Alex Arts Awards. The honorees will receive their awards on Friday, October 23 at the “Taste for Giving” event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street.
Morrison House Presents” is a new salon-style series exploring Alexandria’s heritage and culture with talks by artists, writers, and historians in the stylish yet comfortable salon of the Morrison House. This charming setting provides an ideal backdrop for members of the public to participate in an open and lively conversation with artists, authors, and archaeologists from the nationally acclaimed Torpedo Factory Art Center.
A Show of Hands will be holding a one day special show of artwork by Zdzislaw (Charles) Szczepanski on Saturday October 24th from 10am to 6pm.
The Alexandria Beautification Commission has announced the 2009Alexandria Beautification Award winners. In a ceremony held on October 5 at the Lee Center, the Commission, City Manager James Hartmann, and Mayor Euille, presented 36 awards, including 30 residential awards, three commercial awards, and three public awards. Photographs of the 2009Award winners can be viewed on the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities web site at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.