Former Art League School teacher and longtime Alexandria resident Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker will give an artist talk for her new exhibit “So teach us to number our days…” at a reception to be held July 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibit is currently open at the Crossroads Gallery of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, and will run through Aug. 4. The following Wednesday, Parker will give a woodcut demonstration at 10 a.m.
In this show, Parker explores the experiences of youth and old age, joy and sadness, loneliness and human intimacy, through woodcuts, etchings, and sculpture. She shows audiences a young woman musing over her first pregnancy, a woman tilting her head to fasten her earring, a group of late-night commuters waiting wearily for the last train, and an elderly couple making their way with slow and halting steps.
The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 703-578-7218.