Streets Meets Glass (5/15-8/15)

August 15, 2016 all-day
Vola Lawson Animal Shelter
4101 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304

May 15 – August 15, 2016
Reception: Friday, May 20 from 7-9pm

Streets Meets Glass postcardWhat happens when street art and glass art converge? Well, sidewalks sizzle! Puppies fly! Glass pops! Kitties purrrrrrr! Paint explodes! The world comes together dancin’ in the streets on (broken?) glass! Del Ray Artisans’ Gallery Without Walls (GWW) program and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria have partnered to present Streets Meets Glass, a family-friendly art exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria, located at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304.

The exhibit features the work of two Del Ray Artisans artists, Joshua Oliveira and Betsy Mead, who combine their diverse artistic styles to bring you a communion of inspiring art. Josh’s urban street art style combines the use of stencils and paints to produce sizzling portraits and surrealistic images. Betsy slices, dices, and fuses glass to create popping compositions that vary from lighthearted to subtly ironic. These two artists have worked doggedly to bring sizzle and pop to the shelter, and offer patrons an unusual look at the world through their artistic eyes. The artwork is family-friendly, two-dimensional, and available for purchase and immediate possession. The artists will donate 40 percent of each sale to be split equally between Del Ray Artisans and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria—both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Join us for a purrfectly wonderful reception to view the artwork on Friday, May 20 from 7-9pm at the shelter. During the reception light refreshments will be served. Also, Animal Welfare League staff will conduct tours of shelter facilities at 7:45 and 8:15pm and will introduce guests to current shelter residents. Josh and Betsy will be available to discuss their work with patrons throughout the evening.

The Vola Lawson Shelter is open to the public for adoptions and viewings during the following hours: weekdays from 12-7pm (closed Wednesdays) and on weekends 12-5pm. The facility is handicapped-accessible.

Donation Drive: Drop off blankets and towels at the animal shelter year-round!

Reception: Friday, May 20 from 7-9pm at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria (4101 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria VA 22304). Open to the public, artists, art enthusiasts, and animal lovers.

View the exhibit from May 15 through August 15, 2016 at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria (4101 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria VA 22304). Shelter hours for adoption and viewing are: Weekdays from 12-7pm (closed Wednesday) and Weekends 12-5pm.

Feedback or Questions? Share a note on Del Ray Artisans’ Facebook page, send a tweet to Del Ray Artisans, or contact the Gallery Without Walls venue coordinator Linda Goetz Mierke at