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      High Note Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria

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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday   2:30 PM (daily for 26 times)

      2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
      Alexandria, Virginia 22301

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      High Note Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

      Del Ray Artisans presents High Note, an art exhibit exploring the connection between music and the mind. Please join us at the opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 7-9pm to enjoy live music by guitarist Bill Cabrera, meet the artists, and congratulate the award winners.

      Music has a profound influence on us, shaping the way we feel and think. Whether symphonies make your spirit soar or doo wops do it for you, a familiar melody can unleash powerful memories, transporting us in space and time. Come see this exhibit to experience how artists captured the high notes from the soundtrack of their lives.

      The juror is Britt Conley, a visual soundscape artist who paints and draws music, its physics, sound shapes, and concepts from her studio at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.

      Special workshops held in conjunction with this exhibit include:

      Rhythmic Strokes Workshop on Sunday, Sept 8 from 1-4pm. Under the influence of music, experiment with various tools to create gestural lines, rhythmic strokes and expressive marks—capturing the essence of musical elements in your own individual interpretation. Instructor: Jenny Nicholson. (Register by Sept 6)

      Fun with Musical Glass Decals Workshop on Saturday, Sept 14 from 12-3pm (Part 1) and Thursday, Sept 19 from 7-9pm (Part 2). Celebrate music by creating your own glass bowl or plate using glass decals! The gold, silver, black, blue, and sepia decals are of different musical instruments and musical notes. Learn how to design an arrangement, apply the decals, and what happens to them in the kiln! Instructor: Betsy Mead. (Register by Sept 10)

      Music-themed Paper Collage Workshop on Sunday, Sept 15 from 1-3:30pm. Express your musical self as you create a rhythmic collage that blends colorful papers with sheet music and other musical imagery. Learn about collage materials, techniques and design concepts. Explore the texture and layering possibilities of this fun art medium. Instructor: Susan Farrer. (Register by Sept 12)

      Sound Meditation with Dante on Saturday, Sept 21 from 10-11:30am. Sound healing is the use of tuned, deep vibrational instruments to balance dissonant frequencies in the body and bring them into harmony. Using crystal and Tibetan bowls, Dante will lead a soothing meditation suitable for all who seek a mentally clear, emotionally calm, and stable state. Instructor: Dante Baker. (Register by Sept 18)
      Register for workshops in advance at or at the gallery.

      Plus, join us at Del Ray Artisans gallery on Friday, September 20 at 8pm for a musical performance to benefit Friends of ROAM, a volunteer-run, Del Ray-based organization that helps community youth access music lessons that might otherwise be unavailable to them due to costs. This concert is FREE for the community, but the suggested donation is $10. Come enjoy live music, meet local artists, and help Friends of ROAM bring music to kids’ lives!

      Special thanks to Rock of Ages Music (ROAM), Signature Theatre, Helen Olivia Flowers, glass artist Betsy Mead, and fiber artist Kirsten Jaglo for donating raffle prizes in support of this exhibit and Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the gallery from September 5-29, 2019. Drawings for the prizes will be held on September 6, September 20, and September 29. Grand prizes include one month of music lessons from ROAM (four 30-minute sessions on vocals or any instrument offered at ROAM) and two tickets to a Signature Theatre 2019/20 season performance ($200 value).

      The High Note art exhibit runs September 6-29, 2019, but you can get a sneak peek on First Thursday, September 5 from 6-9pm. The exhibit is at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible.

      For more information, please visit or contact the curators Nicole Mahoney ( and Dawn Wyse Hurto ( or Director of Curating Brittany Gabel (

      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.

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

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