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Dot and Dash [SHOW]

Dot and Dash is an art exhibit that investigates the simplistic elements of lines and circles in artwork. It's about getting back to the basics: dot and dash. Artists deconstruct their individualized art-making processes to interpret the theme in their unique styles—showcasing two and three-dimensional work that is painterly, graphic, realistic, and abstract. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, February 1 (7-10pm) and runs through Sunday, February 24.

In addition to viewing the varied interpretations of this deconstructed approach to art-making, children will be encouraged to sign up for a weekend workshop. The workshop will focus on creating meaningful artwork using basic lines and shapes. Participants will then have the opportunity to have their work included in the Dot and Dash show. There will be a separate Children's Art reception on Friday, February 22 from 7-9pm.

View the Show: February 1-24, 2013 during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays, noon to 6pm; Fridays, noon to 9pm; Saturdays, 10am to 9pm; and Sundays, noon to 6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

Related Events

Opening Reception on Friday, February 1, 7-10pm: Chat with the artists in the show and other art appreciators during the reception!

Children's Art Workshop on Saturday, February 9, 1-3pm: This hands-on workshop will provide the opportunity for children to express themselves by creating two quality pieces of work. They will focus on the attributes of lines and shapes in two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork. Open to children ages 5-12. Fee: $10/child for DRA members, $12/child for non-members. Register online at by February 3.

Children's Art Reception on Friday, February 22, 7-9pm: Come view children's artwork from the weekend workshop presented at the gallery as a part of the Dot and Dash art exhibit.

Feedback or Questions?

Share a note on Del Ray Artisans' Facebook page, send a tweet to Del Ray Artisans, or contact curators Amanda Wright ( and Colleen Dolinger( or Director of Curating Drew Cariaso (

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Repeat Type: Weekly;Days=SU,TH,FR,SA;Until=2/25/2013 5:00am
Category: Show*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:23pm EST
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124
Phone: 703-838-4827 | Directions

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Thursday:  Noon to 6 pm
First Thursday (May-Sep):  Noon to 9 pm
Friday:  Noon to 9 pm
Saturday:  Noon to 9 pm
Sunday:  Noon to 6 pm

Free admission, Open to the public