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SHOW Retakes and Transformations: Art from everyday life

A close look at everyday life—delving into habits, routines, favorite things and surroundings—giving familiar items new life through art.

This all membersí showcase takes a close look at everyday life—delving into habits, routines, favorite things and surroundings—giving familiar items new life through art.

The exhibition will also feature an "Art for everyday life" market—stocked with fine handcrafts and shrink-wrapped artworks. Come checkout the aesthetics that enhance everyday life. Market artworks are available for purchase and pick up immediately. Show artwork may be purchased at any time, but must remain on display until the last weekend of the show (October 1-2).

Show Opening and Artist Reception: Friday, September 2 from 7-10pm. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Silent Auction: Participate in the silent auction for "Garden Desk" - a beautifully restored and painted child-size desk by artist Kelly Cox. Proceeds benefit Del Ray Artisans. Come to the gallery to see it in person and take the opportunity to bid during gallery hours. The auction closes at 6pm on Saturday, October 1.

Art on the Avenue: Saturday, October 1 from 10am-6pm. Stop by the gallery during Art on the Avenue. DRA will have a great activity booth for children just outside the gallery and present artist demonstrations inside the gallery. Any artwork purchased this weekend is available to take home immediately!

View the Show: September 2 - October 2, 2011 during gallery hours at the Del Ray Artisans gallery (Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). Gallery hours are Thursday noon to 6pm (show preview on First Thursday September 1 until 9pm), Friday noon to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday noon to 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 curator Dawn Wyse Hurto () or Director of Curating Drew Cariaso ().

Date: Friday, September 2, 2011
Repeat Type: Weekly;Days=SU,TH,FR,SA;Until=10/2/2011 4:00am ,Inclusion Dates=10/2/2011
Category: Show*
Created by: Office Manager
Updated: Saturday, September 10, 2011 5:38pm 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