Art League News

News from The Art League, including community outreach, important local and national arts policy, and other news we think you'll be interested in.

Looking for Volunteer Mentors for Art-Based Mentoring Program

Are you interested in serving as a mentor for the 2009-2010 Space Of Her Own (SOHO) program? SOHO serves at-risk 5th grade girls from Alexandria. SOHO is an art-based mentoring program in which volunteer mentors are paired each paired with a SOHO girl. Together, girls and mentors meet weekly to learn life skills, eat Read more →

Art in City Hall – "Our Town"

Art in City Hall receiving will be Saturday, July 18, 10am-2pm at Alexandria City Hall, 2nd floor (please use the Cameron Street entrance). The theme is “Our Town”. Work should feature images of Alexandria or works about Alexandria, the diverse population that makes up our city, the varied daily activities of the city, and Read more →

"Fabrications" is worth a visit!

Fabrications, Nancy Pane Fortwengler’s solo show at The Art League, is getting noticed! Check out mentions in The Washington Post and by its Going Out Gurus, an article in artist Ashley Spencer’s popular blog Art Is Everywhere and in Washington Life Magazine. Fabrications closes July 6 — stop in soon to see what all Read more →

Call to Photographers – ArtDC

Come closer. Strip away the distractions, fill the frame. ArtDC want to see your most revealing portraits. Vulnerable or intense, the composition is so tight that the entire head cannot be seen. Emotion lives within the confines of your face. Let’s emove all distractions. Remove the world, the body, our outfits, differences and display Read more →

The Art League’s SOHO program in the Washington Post

SOHO, a program run by The Art League and the Alexandria Court Service Unit, was recently recognized in The Washington Post article, “A Fresh New Perspective.” The program serves at-risk, 5th-grade girls from Alexandria through one-on-one art-based mentoring. The girls and mentors meet weekly to have life skills lessons, eat a healthy dinner, and Read more →

"Fabrications"

Nancy Pane Fortwengler’s Solo Artist Show of Figurative Dress Paintingsat The Art League Gallery June 4 – July 6, 2009 In Nancy Pane Fortwengler’s series of figurative dress paintings, the body exists without the figure. The human body is not present in any of her work. The dresses, costumes, and tiers of fabric are Read more →