The Torpedo Factory will be open until 9 p.m. as part of Second Thursdays in Old Town on Thursday, July 13.

Abstract This! by the Del Ray Artisans, an exhibit highlighting the less traditional side of the art spectrum, runs weekends through July 16 at the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave.

Gallery hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays noon-4 p.m. Visit or call 703-838-4827.

The Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery presents “Show Me Your Metal,” through July 16. This juried exhibition features works in or about metal.

Juror David Hess is a sculptor based in Baltimore. He has exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and his work can be seen at various locations including the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the American Visionary Art Museum.

Through July 17, the Springfield Art Guild’s Annual Juried Show will be on display at George Washington’s River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive.

The show will feature original artwork of a botanical nature by members of the Springfield Art Guild.

The show will be exhibited on the lower floor of the estate house at River Farm, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge.

Contact Trish Gibson, AHS Events Manager and Curator of Buildings, at 703-768-5700 ext. 114 or

Art at City Hall, a juried exhibition sponsored by The Art League, the Del Ray Artisans and the City of Alexandria is on display Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through July 21.

The Von Brahler July Open Studio presents “Mary Magdalene, the Icon” by rfm. The show will be Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23.

The show will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Von Brahler Ltd./Gallery, 1437 Powhatan St.

The show will also include water expressions by rfm and works by Antuychin and Kokoyanin. For questions contact Bob Murray at 703-798-8686.

“Inspired by the Plant: Art and Illustration” runs at The Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St., through July 30.

This show includes all new works by artists from the Botanical Art Society of the National Capitol Region. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Call 703-548-0035 or visit

Ray Parisi’s mini-show is on display in the Enamelists Gallery, room 28 of the Torpedo Factory, through Aug. 6. Call 703-836-1561.

Multiple Exposures Gallery has “A Capital Idea” with a member show of fine art photography, juried by Lillian Fitzgerald, through Aug. 6 in Studio 312 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Call 703-683-2205.

A mixed-media show helps “Mix It Up” at the Potomac Craftsmen’s Fiber Gallery, through Aug. 6. In Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. 703-548-0935 or

“Tea Time” at the Scope Gallery, where Ceramic Guild members display their vases, teapots, cups, mugs, serving plates and bowls, and sugar and creamer sets — all ready to help set the table for afternoon tea.

Through Aug. 6 in Studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory. Call 703-548-6288.

The all-media membership show at The Art League Gallery is on display in Room 21 through Aug. 7.

The show is juried by Hank Harmon. Concurrent with the membership show is “Decompositions,” a display of photographs by Pamela Zilly.

Call 703-683-1780 or visit

The Kiln Club presents “Before and After,” an educational exhibit on the art of making pottery.

The event will be held at the Torpedo Factory Aug. 8 through Sept. 3. It will be open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. for Second Thursdays. Free.

Contact Dee Taylor at 301-652-5279 or

Art in the Gardens at Green Spring Gardens Park Historic Manor House presents “Nature’s Kaleidoscope”, Acrylic Paintings by Suzanne Jepson, through Aug. 28. Call 703-642-5173 or visit

Printmakers Inc. presents a special group show by the membership as a whole, through Aug. 31 in Studio 325 of the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 703-683-1342.

Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road, exhibits “Off the Pages of Godey’s: A Guide to the Domestic Sciences” through the end of 2006. Admission is free. Call 703-838-4848.