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Metamorphosis! [SHOW]


Metamorphosis is a juried art exhibit featuring work by local artists. The juror is Elizabeth Ann Coleman, retired director and curator emeritus of textiles and fashion at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Metamorphosis implies a distinct transformative change from one form to another, the key word being ‘change’. The artwork featured in this show demonstrates how change can be positive, negative, frightening, or enlightening; metaphorical or physical.

In conjunction with this exhibit, the curators are also offering the following special events:

Opening Reception - Join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 3 from 7-9pm. Mingle with the artists in the show and other art appreciators!

Bird Mask-erpiece by Kathy Turner Mask-erpiece Silent Auction - Artists took blank, wearable masks and created mask-erpieces! These artful masks will be sold at silent auction between October 3rd and October 18th. This is a fundraiser, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these masks will be used to support Del Ray Artisans, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Costume Swap - Following a Del Ray Artisans' membership meeting on Saturday, October 18th at 5pm, there will be a costume swap. This will also be the last chance to bid and buy one of the creatively decorated masks in the Mask-erpiece silent auction.

The Halloween Ball - Join us at the Halloween Ball on Friday, October 31st from 8-11pm. Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Costumes required, and free entry to those who purchase (and wear) one of the artist-decorated masks.

The art exhibit and events are at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. View the art exhibit from October 3 through November 2, 2014 during gallery hours: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

Feedback or Questions?

Share a note on Del Ray Artisans' Facebook page, send a tweet to Del Ray Artisans, or contact the curators Kathy Turner ( or Betty Plummer (, or Director of Curating Lesley Hall (

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Repeat Type: Weekly;Days=SU,TH,FR,SA;Until=11/3/2014 5:00am
Category: Show*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:58pm EDT
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