“The Art of Tea” Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

The Art of Tea Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Exhibit Dates: May 3–June 2, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 7-9pm

Step into a world where art intersects with tea. Through The Art of Tea exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery, artists explore the culture of tea, a drink that dates back thousands of years to China’s Shang Dynasty. Channeling their inner Zhou Fang, Matisse, Cassatt, and van Rijsselberghe, artists depict themes and stories surrounding this aromatic beverage. From tea cups and tea pots to the Mad Hatter or Boston Tea Party, this exhibit intrigues and delights, like an herbal infusion on a sunny morning.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 3 between 7-9pm to meet curators Suzan Ok Shumate and Sue Shumate and the artists. Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite at the-art-of-tea.eventbrite.com.

Get your tickets now for Morning Tea on Saturday, May 25 from 10am-noon ($35 per Del Ray Artisans member, $45 per non-member). Wear your favorite hats and gloves, or dress casually; this is a time to relax and enjoy a few hours of conversation with friends or family over a delicious cup of tea with petite savories and sweets. Tickets available at morning-tea-tickets.eventbrite.com.

The Art of Tea exhibit runs May 3 – June 2, 2024 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are First Thursday (Apr-Sept) 12-9pm, Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. On the last day of the exhibit (Sunday, June 2) the gallery is open 12-4pm.

The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information, 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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