Opening: Friday, September 3 from 12pm to 9pm
Visit Del Ray Artisans gallery in September to view the STIGMA art exhibit showcasing various representations of stigma. These works include viewpoints on mental health disorders, HIV, homelessness, disabilities, sexual orientation, bullying, race and ethnicity, and more.
Webster’s definition of stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person.” This exhibit brings to light the challenges stigma presents for individuals connecting with society. Through their art, local adult artists and high school students express their perspective on the concept of stigma—how it feels, how it can affect and/or disrupt lives, and how it can be overcome.
Reserve a ticket for a half-hour viewing during the extended hours on opening day: Friday, September 3 between 12-9pm. Opening day tickets are not required, but ticket holders have priority entry. The gallery capacity is limited to 15 people at any one time in order to facilitate social distancing.
The STIGMA exhibit runs September 3-25, 2021 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Regular gallery hours are First Thursday (Apr-Sept) 12-9pm, Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (closed the last Sunday of the month).
Del Ray Artisans is ALX Promise certified and committed to the health and safety of our visitors. Face masks required for unvaccinated individuals and recommended for everyone. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible.
For more information, visit DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits or contact the curators Liz Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Debi Steinbacher (email@example.com) or Director of Curating Kelly Postula (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).
Del Ray Artisans gallery is located in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.