See the New “Art in City Hall”

History is still being made, collage by Karen Kozojet Ching.

History is still being made, collage by Karen Kozojet Ching.

Art in City Hall
January 4–July 18
Alexandria City Hall (301 King St.), 2nd floor
Opening reception: TBA

January 4 marked the official opening of the newest in the biennial Art in City Hall exhibits. “Intersections of Art and History” is open through July 18. You can see it Monday to Friday on the second floor of Alexandria’s City Hall. There’s quite a bit of art to see, so set aside some time to wander the hallways!

Art in City Hall is an ongoing partnership between The Art League and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, and features artists from The Art League, Del Ray Artisans, and the Torpedo Factory. The juror this time around was Dana Cibulski, an artist and art educator who has taught at NOVA, the Atlanta College of Art, Fordham University, and NYU.

Exhibits hang twice a year at City Hall — one is unthemed, and the other is themed. The theme for this exhibit, “Intersections of Art and History,” was particularly appropriate for a city with so much history and a year with so many anniversaries — The Art League, the Torpedo Factory, and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts are celebrating their 60th, 40th, and 30th anniversaries this year, respectively.

There will be an opening reception for Art in City Hall at a date to be determined — check our website for the date once it’s scheduled.

(click for full size) Clockwise from top left: Riverside, photograph, by Nancy Monacelli; Shoppers, acrylic, by Jane Thomas; Houses at Old Town, watercolor, by Alfonso Ong; Walking in the Rain, watercolor, by Dillian Deal. Respectively, they were awarded the Del Ray Artisans Award of Merit, the Alexandria Commission for the Arts Award of Merit, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association Award of Merit, and The Art League Award of Merit.

(click for full size) Clockwise from top left: Riverside, photograph, by Nancy Monacelli; Shoppers, acrylic, by Jane Thomas; Houses at Old Town, watercolor, by Alfonso Ong; Walking in the Rain, watercolor, by Dillian Deal. Respectively, they were awarded the Del Ray Artisans Award of Merit, the Alexandria Commission for the Arts Award of Merit, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association Award of Merit, and The Art League Award of Merit.

Art in City Hall - Gaetano Rando

Garden of Ripples by Gaetano Rando

Art in City Hall

Left: On the Old Town Ghost Tour, acrylic with Mixed Media, by Jill Brantley.

Left: On the Old Town Ghost Tour, acrylic with Mixed Media, by Jill Brantley.

St. Mary's, acrylic, by Mark Coffey.

St. Mary’s, acrylic, by Mark Coffey.

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