Art exhibitions in Alexandria for fall fun


The Rice Farmers, water-themed acrylic landscape by Barry Barnett Keith at the Gallery Underground. (Photo Barry Barnett Keith)

Alexandria, Virginia – * Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory ~ An open exhibition of Art League artists opens on October 6 for works from the past five years. Opening on October 7, Headlands, a solo exhibition by Tania Karpowitz. On October 7, The Principles of Nature, a solo exhibition by Dongpei He, will also open.

* Athenaeum ~ 201 Prince Street, Old Town of Alexandria. Exhibition open until October 31, 2021. The theme asks artists from across the DMV to tackle concepts related to climate change. The works will challenge the precepts of the unbalanced Earth through art depicting positivity and inspiration versus fear or confrontation, examining techniques and media that present a message of proactive hope regarding a global environment in crisis.

Connected Worlds by Beth Richardson, co-curator of Expanding the Common Ground: Voices of the Global Majority, on display at Del Ray Artisans until October 30, 2021. (Photo by Liz Vance)

* Craftsmen Del Ray ~ Expanding the Common Ground: Voices of the Global Majority is the new exhibition on display until October 30, 2021. Curators Amy Kitchin and Beth Richardson asked artists to explore what makes us one in a complex and diverse world, at the search for a common ground which unifies us all. Local high school students as well as artists from as far away as Boston were invited to participate, presenting artwork that examines all facets of a diverse world, celebrating oneness among multicultural people of color rather than differences. that divide us. Del Ray Artisans at 2604 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, is free and accessible at the ADA. Masks are compulsory.

* Galactic Panther Gallery ~ 1303 King Street, Old Town. Showcasing the art of Mark Mothersbaugh, musician, composer and founder of the Devo group, and hundreds of works by selected exhibiting artists. The show is called Mark Mothersbaugh and Others Who Rock.

* Underground Gallery ~ The October solo exhibition in Focus Gallery is Water, featuring large-scale acrylic works by Barry Barnett Keith. Keith explains: “Water is the theme I have chosen because not only do many paintings contain water, but water is also for me a symbol of constant search for production and creativity, for living art. and breathable as long as possible. Producing art allows an artist to exist in a world far from the mundane, far from hatred and bigotry. Keith’s approach to landscape painting is to translate his vision of the subject rather than a photographic representation, reflecting the water base of the acrylic medium.

Artist, educator and TC graduate Barry Barnett Keith exhibits his landscapes in acrylic at the Gallery Underground in Crystal City. (Photo gallery underground)

Keith is a native of Alexandria who graduated from the former TC Williams High School in 1978 and taught the arts in the Prince George County school system for 15 years.

* Principle Gallery ~ 208 King Street, Old Town of Alexandria. Two-day exhibition on rock-n-roll photography, with a reception with photographer Chester Simpson on October 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by a solo exhibition featuring Joseph Zbukvic and a reception on October 22 from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

* River farm ~ 7931 Boulevard Est, Alexandria. Robert Murray from Von Brahler Ltd. presents a collection of works featuring the horticultural-themed art graphics of Nathan Leibovitz and the fall exhibition of works by renowned commercial and residential muralist Armen Kankanian. There will be a reception on Sunday, October 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

* Target gallery ~ The assumptions run until October 31, 2021. Oath-sworn by Sue Wrbican, this exhibit focuses on the intellectual and experimental process of creating new ideas and exploring new techniques. Twenty-two artists from all over the world are represented, revisiting the aesthetic discovery and the age-old question: what makes art a unique and deeply personal experience? The changed COVID hours are still in effect.

See the Torpedo Factory website for details.

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