“Art in Movement, Journey through Dance” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans

Date(s) - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Friday, September 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Del Ray Artisans Gallery in the Colasanto Center


“Art in Movement, Journey through Dance” Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans
September 4–26, 2020

The Art in Movement, Journey through Dance art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery celebrates the joys of movement through dance and features the art of belly dance. To kick off the exhibit the first week of September, belly dancer FranzMarie will be performing inside the gallery. The performance will be filmed and shared on social media through Del Ray Artisans.

Belly Dance is expressed in many styles: Oriental (Egypt/Lebanon), Balkan (Bulgaria/ Romania/Slovenia), Folkloric (Egypt/Morocco/Algeria), Tribal (U.S.), Persian (Iran) and Odissi (India)—to name a few. These various styles communicate different cultures, languages, dress, and music while taking you on a journey around the world.

Visit the gallery from September 4–26, 2020 to see artwork inspired by the various forms of belly dance. You’ll find oil and acrylic paintings, watercolor, charcoal drawings, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media and more, as well as small unframed affordable artworks.

The exhibit will also feature a Belly Dance Souk – an Arab marketplace – which contains an assortment of belly dance items such as skirts, tops, dresses, accessories and jewelry. Some items are from Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Kelly Postula, the exhibit curator and a former belly dancer, is donating the proceeds from the Souk to support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit.

The Art in Movement, Journey through Dance exhibit is at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Please wear a face mask and maintain 6′ of personal space inside the gallery. Hours are Thursday & Friday 12-6pm, and Saturday 12-4pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information, please visit www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits or contact the curator Kelly Marie Postula ([email protected]).
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.