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MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media [SHOW]

Untitled by Kathryn Avila-Reyes
Untitled by Kathryn Avila-Reyes. 8" x 10"
Media: Hand painted silk cocoon and rod, feathers, glass beads, paper, hand dyed lace and fabric, novelty threads, aluminum can... and more

MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media art exhibit opens on Friday, May 1 and runs through May 31, 2015 at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts (www.ArtisticArtifacts.com) teamed up to curate this collaborative juried exhibit featuring artwork from area artists. The juror is Rosalee Lamanna, a mixed media artist and long-time owner of Alexandria's Beads Ltd (www.beadsltdva.com). The exhibit "shakes up the imagination" as artists portray the popular mixed media movement using two or more mediums including paint, fiber, paper, graphite, sculpture, jewelry, found objects, quilts, altered books, and more.

During this exhibit Del Ray Artisans and Artistic Artifacts are also offering workshops and classes for anyone interested in mixed media. Show events and workshops include:

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 1 from 7-9pm
    During the reception, curators Karen Schmitz (Del Ray Artisans) and Judy Gula (Artistic Artifacts) will give several awards for MIX masterpieces and hand out fun prizes for best dressed guests in "MIX & Do Not Match" attire. So, get your plaids and stripes out of your closet!

  • "Secrets of the Paper Garden: Spring Bouquet" workshop: Saturday, May 2 from 2-5pm
    Participants will learn from instructor Debbie Smith Mezzetta the basic sculpting technique to transform a variety of delicate papers into lush paper blooms at Del Ray Artisans.

  • "Paper Flower Wreath" workshop: Sunday, May 3 from 1-4pm
    Instructor Debbie Smith Mezzetta will teach the basics to make a keepsake wreath with realistic and whimsical blooms at Del Ray Artisans.

  • "Mini-MIX-Art Make & Take" workshop: Thursday, May 7 from 6-9pm
    A free, drop-in, art mak'n event for all ages on the First Thursday of May at Del Ray Artisans.

  • "Trace Monotypes" workshop: Saturday, May 16 from 10-Noon
    Participants transform line drawings into prints with Katherine Rand at Del Ray Artisans.

  • "Button Fairies" workshop: Saturday, May 16 from 12:30-4pm
    Participants make fabulous miniature mixed media works of art with instructor Barb Boatman at Artistic Artifacts craft store (4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria VA 22304).

  • "Tea Time Wind Chimes" workshop: Saturday, May 23 from 10am-3:30pm
    Participants create a found object wind chime using a metal tea service item and other found objects with instructor Leslie Brier at Artistic Artifacts craft store (4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria VA 22304).

Artists and patrons alike can also learn more about mixed media and get inspiration by going to the Facebook page: "MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media".

View the MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media art exhibit: May 1 - May 31, 2015 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 12-6pm, First Thursdays (May-September) 12-9pm, 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 Judy Gula (judy@artisticartifacts.com) & Karen Schmitz (schmityk@yahoo.com) or Director of Curating Lesley Hall (Curating@TheDelRayArtisans.org).



Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Repeat Type: Weekly;Days=SU,TH,FR,SA;Until=5/31/2015 4:00am
Category: Show*
Created by: Public Access ( by Office Manager )
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015 2:03pm 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