I asked Del Ray Artisans for an update on upcoming events, and they provided a robust response about weekend activities.
A demonstration of "quilt power" leads the list for tomorrow, Saturday March 9, 2013. This show is a part of a nationwide touring exhibition that began in 2010. Quiltmaking in Alexandria just seems right, don’t you think? Quilter, Cyndi Souder and fiber artist, Judy Gula are local participants.
My plan this upcoming month is to begin to profile Del Ray Artisans as each artists have their own stories that a rich in experience with a plethora of art to back it up.
“What does “Power Suit” mean to you? Does it conjure images of smoke-filled rooms where deals are made? Is a Power Suit a garment or a person? What would you do if you were a Power Suit? Do you plug in a Power Suit? What if a Power Suit gave you Super Powers?
Using Power Suit as your inspiration, create an art quilt that expresses your point of view.”
“The Power of Art Quilts: Power Suits Gallery Talk
Saturday, March 9 at 3pm. POWER ART exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery features Power Suits, nationally touring art quilts. On Saturday, March 9 at 3pm, Power Suits curator Cyndi Souder will give a gallery talk and display additional pieces from the collection. View 50+ of the 100+ art quilt pieces created by artists from 21 states responding to a 2010 challenge by nationally recognized local artists Cyndi Souder and Judy Gula. Free; $5 donation suggested. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/Power-Suits
The Power of Mixed Media Workshop
Sunday, March 10, 1-5pm. Nationally known art quilter Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria guides you in creating your own unique mixed media "power art necklace", combining vintage / recycled materials. Fee: $55 (includes kit). Advanced registration is required. To not miss this workshop, contact email@example.com ASAP! Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/art-necklace
The Power of Artful Words and Paper Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 10am-4pm. Experience the benefits of poetry, bookmaking, and journaling! Join artists Stacy Rauch and D.J. Gaskin as they guide you through the process of creating personal poems about "power" and a small hardcover journal to hold them. You may bring decorative papers and basic paper-working tools. Fee: $75 (includes supplies). Advanced registration is required by March 14. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/bookmaking
The Artful Power of Your Body: Vinyasa Yoga Session
Saturday, March 23, 10-11:30am. Instructor Isabella Gutfreund will give an intermediate skill level class. Series of poses helps increase strength and flexibility. Receive professional coaching on building bodily strength and learning how to focus and quiet your mind. Not suggested for beginners. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a mat. Feel the artful power of your body. Fee: $15. Advanced registration is required by March 18. Details at: TheDelRayArtisans.org/yoga”
Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124