Del Ray Artisans | The Art of Love

By East City Art Editorial Team on June 5, 2024

Fri, June 7 2024 — Sun, June 30 2024

“All About Love”, digital photograph by TJ Feeley
Reception: Friday, June 7 from 7-9pm

Starting on Friday, June 7th, come celebrate visual depictions of love at the All About Love exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery. In this exhibit, local artists explore the concept of love in all of its forms: romantic love, love for one’s parents and siblings, love of pets, young love, enduring couples, strong friendships, soulmates, and more.

While the ancient Greeks identified eight major types of love (erotic, affectionate, familial, playful, enduring, obsessive, unconditional, and self-compassionate), humans have an infinite number of ways to love. Love is one of the most important forces in the world—having been the theme of countless works of literature, film, architecture, and even war (i.e., Helen of Troy). As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted “…Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Come see how artists portray what love means to them using a variety of media. All the artwork is available for sale.

Join them for the opening reception on Friday, June 7 between 7-9pm to meet curator TJ Feeley and the artists.

In addition, their Creative Summer Programs begin in June. Join them for these free opportunities:

  • First Thursday family-friendly activity: Origami Art – Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8pm (drop-in)
  • Del Ray Urban Sketchers – Sunday, June 9, 1-3pm at St Elmo’s in Del Ray (drop-in)
  • Nature Journaling Club – Saturday, June 29, 10am-12pm (drop-in)

The All About Love exhibit runs June 7-30, 2024 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are First Thursday (Apr-Sept) 12-9pm, Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. Gallery hours will differ in July.

The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information, visit DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits.

Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.