Saturday, August 23, 2008

shauna lee lange artworks exhibiting @ alexandria's a show of hands

Alexandria's distinguished shop, A Show of Hands, which does double time as a hub of art and community activity, has taken on consignment twelve original, self-taught artworks by Shauna Lee Lange. Six pieces are photographic works taken between 2006 - 2008 and the remaining six works are reproduction pictorial archives of printer's ornaments in a variety of pencil types. Lange's pencil work is unlike any other currently on shop's display, where over 200 artists are represented.

Pat Miller, one of the locally made craft and artwork boutique owners, juggles interacting and conversing with shop customers, the city's Sheriff, two artists on consignment, and two babies all in the course of a half hour on a Saturday morning. Miller IS a mover and a shaker and her shop on Del Ray's Mt. Vernon Avenue not only promotes arts as a whole in the community, but serves as lifeline to Miller's investment in the arts. It is no wonder the shop was named as Virginia Retailer of the Year. Miller is involved with the City of Alexandria's Arts Commission and she is the vital linchpin in Del Ray's Arts on the Avenue (Oct. 4, 2008).

We thank Pat for her enthusiasm and support of this writer, and we look forward to working with her in a variety of arts capacities in the near future.