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“The Unseen” Art Exhibit

The Unseen art exhibit, featured at the Del Ray Artisans gallery from Feb. 3-25, was juried by renowned scientist and artist Michal Gavish, who recently returned from a residency in Seoul and a one-person show in New York City. She received her MFA in Painting and previously earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry. The Unseen piggybacks off Dr. Gavish’s work with microscopic structures in her art.

Join us for the opening reception of The Unseen art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans on Friday, February 3 between 7-9pm to meet the curator, Peter Michaels, and the artists. Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite. This exhibit reveals what we typically cannot see.

Come explore the hidden, under the surface, microscopic, imagined, or dreamt that make life so much richer. Through the exhibit local artists take us to myriad places—in their minds, their dreams, their dives, their experiments, their hopes, and their fears.  Is the work of art what the artist intended or what you perceive…or both?  After all, as philosopher Roland Barthes exclaimed in his 1967 seminal essay “The Death of the Author,” there isn’t an ultimate meaning.  Come experience The Unseen for yourself!

Plus check out our upcoming programs—including the free, online talks: The Unseen World of Extreme Diving on Wednesday, February 1 from 7-8pm and Women with ADHD on Tuesday, February 21 from 7-8pm held in conjunction with the exhibit.

While visiting the gallery, also note the two beautiful garden statues of the Chinese Buddhist Deities of Compassion (Guan Yin) and Longevity (Shou Lao) and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win them. The raffle benefits Del Ray Artisans 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the winner will be drawn during the Fun With One exhibit reception on March 3 between 7-9pm.

The Unseen exhibit runs February 3–25, 2023 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is closed the last Sunday of the month (February 26, 2023).

Face masks are recommended inside the gallery. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. Del Ray Artisans, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.