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THROUGH FEBRUARY 19 
 
Surreal
Julie Belton, Peter Stern and Marisa White 
White and Belton’s photographs create magically surreal tableaux. Stern’s aerial photographs capture the graphic beauty of the landscape from above.  Peter Stern will give a gallery talk on February 19 at 3:00 (free). His presentation will include video footage of his process and a discussion of how he uses his airplane and camera to convey his artistic vision.
Above, Marissa White,  I Can Drink You down
Union Soldiers Under Portico

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 7PM, FREE
Mathew Brady Civil War
Photographs of Alexandria
Alexandria historian Tom Schultz of DC Military Tours will lead a discussion on seven subject photographs and the new discoveries found in them. Wine and
cheese will be served.
Please RSVP to admin@nvfaa.org.
This event is generously sponsored by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 7PM, FREE
2nd Thursday : Charles Mills
The economic and political development of the North and South were so dramatically different that only a long and bloody war could create one nation.  The two sections also developed differently with regard to the rules of love, sex, and marriage.
The Civil War Wedding is an entertaining look at the customs and superstitions of weddings during the Civil War era.
Please RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org
Opening Thursday, February 23
Reception: Sunday, February 26, 4-6PM

Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 4, 3:00
 

The Hand Print Workshop:

Twenty Years of Partnership in Print.
Dennis O’Neil’s Hand Print Workshop has fostered the work of printmakers across America and internationally, many of them leading artists from the former Soviet Union.  This exhibit features a wide representation of the prints created by these artists in his Alexandria studio, including some by William Christenberry and Renee Stout – as well as works by O’Neil himself.
This event is generously sponsored by Heather Corey and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
Above:  Expulsion From The Garden of Eden, Screenprint on Arches paper by Alexander Dijika, 15 x 17″, 2008

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 6 & 20
7 – 7:45PM  & 7:45 – 8:30PM, $15 PER CLASS
 
Ballroom Dance Classes
Led by Gary Stephans
Learn the foxtrot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, meringue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. For all skill levels. Email Gary Stephans or call 703.505.5998.
Athenaeum Gallery  | 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314  |  703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org

The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.  It is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

The NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences.

The NVFAA is partially supported by funding from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.The NVFAA is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or materials in an alternative format contact us at nvfaa@nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

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