Michelangelo. Excited beyond words to be able to see this! Only two cities in the United States and a set of works that according to Frederick News Post, “is typically viewed only by scholars who must travel to the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence, the city where Michelangelo spent most of his 89 years.”

The drawings are being shown in the  Muscarelle Museum of Art through April 14th.

Admission is $15. Children under 12 are free.

Hours: Tue- Sat 10AM – 5 PM, Sun Noon – 5PM

To read a detailed article about this rare event please visit: William & Mary; Art & Science.

Photo: Michelangelo. By: Biography.com
Photo: Michelangelo. Credit: Biography.com.

Enjoy, ~Alie

Chocolate & Shopping

Art Night at the Torpedo Factory will be December 13th from 6-9 PM. The event is free. It will include open studios and galleries, refreshments, the opportunity to interact with artists and shopping. There will also be a craft station where you can make your own holiday ornament.

Photo: Torpedo Factory. Credit: Alie Preusser.

Our family loves this event. Don’t miss it!


Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill

Please don’t miss the family friendly holiday event happening tomorrow, December 1st from 4-6 PM. The excitement is taking place in the Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill in DC. There will be carolers, treasure hunts, art, light refreshments, and a charity drive for the Duke Ellington School of Arts.

The galleries are in a cluster and make it convenient to visit one gallery after another, this is one of the few remaining gallery clusters in the city. Please visit this link, Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill, for directions and a list of participating galleries.



Del Ray Holiday Market

Photo: Del Ray Holiday Market. Credit: Del Ray Artisans.

The Holiday Market will be held over three weekends starting November 30th. Each weekend will host different artists.


Friday, November 30th from 6 – 9 PM(reception)
Saturday, December 1st from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 2nd from Noon – 4 PM

Friday, December 7th from 6 – 9 PM (reception)
Saturday, December 8th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 9th from Noon – 4 PM

Friday, December 14th from 6 – 9 PM (reception)
Saturday, December 15th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 16th from Noon – 4 PM

For a list of artists be sure to visit, Del Ray Artisans.


Target Gallery 5x5x5 Exhibition

The Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory is hosting a juried exhibition that will have 112 small works from around the country.  All work is under five inches in any direction.

The reception will be December 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. There will be a gallery talk by Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center.

For more information, please visit Target Gallery.

Photo: Target Gallery 5x5x5 Exhibition. Credit: Target Gallery.


Creative Exchange Free Webinar

Create Mixed Media is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, November 29th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. It will be a roundtable with four artists. You can send in questions before the webinar or ask questions during the actual webinar.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. For more details be sure to visit Create Mixed Media. Be sure to register today.

Join Artists: Mary Beth Shaw, Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy, and Marisa Anne.


Incite Mixed Media Contest

The Incite Mixed Media Contest deadline has been extended to December 3, 2012. The theme is, Dreams Realized. This is a great opportunity to showcase work in book arts, collage, jewelry, fiber art, painting, mosaics, and more.

Tonia Davenport and the staff at North Light Books will be reviewing submissions.

For more information and to enter please visit Artists Network.

Good luck~


Costume and Dance Party

Day of the Dead Costume and Dance Party! The Torpedo Factory Art Center is hosting an evening of fun! The party will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 8-11 p.m.

The events include:

  • Dancing
  • DIY Miniature Altar Project
  • Live music by The Torches
  • Costume Contest
  • Cash Bar & Snacks

For tickets visit http://www.torpedofactory.org/dayofthedead/

Photo: Jeff & Kelly Kwoka contest winners from last year. Credit: Torpedo Factory.