“Outdoors In” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Exhibit Dates: March 2 – April 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 7-9pm

From the earliest drawings on cave walls to the journals of travelers, the exacting engravings of James Audubon and watercolors of A. A. Milne, much of our knowledge of the natural world came from artists. The Outdoors In art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans explores this topic. Artists demonstrate in painting, sculpture, textiles, found materials, drawing, and other media, the influence and representation of the natural world around us. Outdoors In runs from March 2 – April 1, 2018. This exhibit includes member artists and all area high school and college students were invited by Del Ray Artisans to participate as well. Join us at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 2, 2018, 7-9pm.

The Outdoors In exhibit is at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please visit www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits or contact the curators Joe Franklin (franklin.joe.t@gmail.com) and Margaret Wohler (wohler4@verizon.net) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org)


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.

Short Blurb – Art Exhibit – 35 words or fewer

“Outdoors In” exhibit at Del Ray Artisans, March 2-April 1, 2018. Artists reflect on how they see nature and represent it in art. Artists include local students. Reception: Friday, March 2, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits

Synopsis – Art Exhibit – 75 words or fewer

“Outdoors In”, March 2-April 1, 2018, showcases the ways artists see nature and depict it in paintings, sculptures, textiles, mixed media, and drawings. Before the camera, much of what we knew about nature came from artists and others who drew and painted what they saw and experienced. Artists include local students. Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 2018, 7-9pm. View exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details: www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits