“American Patchwork” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

American Patchwork Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Exhibit Dates: June 2–25, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 7-9pm

The United States is a patchwork of 50 states, 1 federal district, 5 major territories, and various minor islands. This country has beautiful beaches and majestic mountains, bustling cities and quiet towns, pastoral ranches and farms, vast natural beauty and amazing technology, and so much more. The American Patchwork art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery highlights the diversity of cultures, landscapes, and artistic styles that make up the American experience.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 2 between 7-9pm to meet curator TJ Feeley and the artists. Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite. Developed by local artists, the exhibit includes a mix of artforms (including textiles, mosaics, and photographs) and broadly explores and captures the patchwork spirit of the United States and her people. Each artist revealed in their own way what it means to be an American in the 21st century, contributing to the patchwork experience of over 330 million people who make up America today.

Plus register now for our Creative Summer Programs:

Have a Heart Workshop – Monday, June 5, 6-9pm

Life Drawing Sessions – (Tuesdays) June 6, July 11, August 15 from 7-9pm

Imaginary Creature Workshop – Saturday, June 10, 9am-12pm

Del Ray Urban Sketchers – Sunday, June 11, 1-3pm at St Elmo’s in Del Ray

Introduction to Knitting – (Mondays) June 12, 19, and 26 from 7-8:30pm

Introduction to Crochet – (Wednesdays) June 14, 21, and 28 from 7-8:30pm

Ceramic Turtle Workshop – Saturday, June 17, 6-9pm

Turtle Magic Clay Workshop (Ages 6-11) – Sunday, June 18, 9am-12pm

Partners in Art Evening – (Tuesdays) June 20, August 22 from 7-9pm

Creative Flower Photography Workshop – ​​Saturday, June 24, 10am-12pm

Art Camp (Ages 8-12) – Choose July 17–21 or July 24–28, 9am-4pm daily

Additional programs and details at DelRayArtisans.org/creative-summer

The American Patchwork art exhibit runs June 2–25, 2023 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Face masks are recommended inside the gallery. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible.

Gallery hours are Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. For a sneak peek of the exhibit, visit the gallery on First Thursday, June 1 from 12-9pm. The gallery will be open on Sunday, June 25 (the last day of the exhibit), but hours will differ June 28–August 2, 2023. Save the dates for the Summer Art Market on July 8-9 from 10am-4pm.

For more information on American Patchwork and other upcoming exhibits, please visit DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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