Having visited “Pop Culture” during set up at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, I know that you will not be disappointed in seeing fun and lively art with lots of commentary going on. Here is a blurb from Tracy who provided the low down on request.
Del Ray is becoming a hot spot for the arts with an active art community. See the slideshow that features some exceptional artists and their work.
“Pop culture is so pervasive in our society that it distracts public's focus from the important issues that shape our world. The cartoonish celebrities that drive pop culture run from the profound to the profane.
Artists have used famous people as their subjects from before da Vinci to after Warhol. What will our portraits of pop icons reveal? Do they fascinate or irritate? Curators Zade Ramsey and Gordon Frank highlight artists' most compelling cartoons, lampoons and caricatures of celebrities, politicians, and other pop figures. Get the first glimpse of Portraits of Pop Culture by coming to the opening reception on Friday, March 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Opening Reception on Friday, March 7 from 7-10 p.m: Chat with the artists in the show and other art appreciators during the reception.
Heads Up Silent Auction: Featured within this art exhibit is Heads Up, a fundraiser show for Del Ray Artisans. Del Ray Artisans members used their artistry and imagination to transform dress form heads from mannequins to works of art. These wild and crazy sculptures will be for sale by silent auction during the Portraits of Pop Culture exhibit. Proceeds go to support Del Ray Artisans exhibits.
View the Show: March 7-30, 2014 during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays, noon to 6pm; Fridays, noon to 9pm; Saturdays,noon to 9pm; and Sundays, noon to 6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.”
Tracy at Del Ray
Del Ray Artisans Gallery
2704 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301