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Nourish & Flourish: The Food Show

Nourish and Flourish Going for Okra by Cathy Messina
"Going for Okra" by Cathy Messina

Art inspired by food—realistic or metaphorical, but worthy of tasting and savoring. From hunters in cave paintings to soup cans and cakes, artists have focused on the food that sustains us. DRA invites member artists to create art in all media that reflects the ways food influences us all, how we gather it, prepare it, and consume it, as we gather around the table. Where does our food come from? How does too much – or too little – change our lives? This exhibit describes and illuminates these age-old questions, and features the work of Del Ray Artisans members.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 7 from 7-9pm
Chat with the artists in the show and other art appreciators during the reception!

Food Donation Drive: November 7 - 30, 2014
During the month of Thanksgiving, we express gratitude for the abundance in our own lives and encourage artists and gallery visitors to make donations of non-perishable food for persons in need.

Del Ray Artisans is collecting donations for the Capital Area Food Bank. Please bring to the gallery any food from this list (View most wanted items) during the opening reception or during regular gallery hours.

View the Show: November 7 - 30, 2014 during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301.

The gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27), but open the remainder of Thanksgiving weekend.

Gallery Hours
Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm, and Sunday 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 Michele Reday Cook ( or Cathy & John Messina (, or Director of Curating Lesley Hall (

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Repeat Type: Weekly;Days=SU,TH,FR,SA;Until=12/1/2014 5:00am
Category: Show*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:25pm 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