Return to Eating, Drinking, and Merriment Art Exhibit October 7–29, 2022

Return to Eating, Drinking, and Merriment Art Exhibit at Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Exhibit Dates: October 7-29, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 7-9pm

In Ecclesiastes it is written that “there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry.” The Return to Eating, Drinking, and Merriment exhibit celebrates the way that food and drink bring people together and bring joy to our lives.

The exhibit focuses on art inspired by food—real and metaphorical—that nourishes the viewer, as well as the rituals and places that celebrate the social gathering around sustenance. It is a hybrid show that combines a national ceramic cup show focused on drinking vessels; with a regional two-dimensional and non-ceramic three-dimensional show that echoes these themes.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 7 from 7-9pm. Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite. Come enjoy the artwork and mingle with artists and art appreciators during this unveiling of the exhibit.

The exhibit is juried by Jeremy Wallace, a nationally recognized wood and soda fired potter, who completed a year-long residency at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, FL and then returned to Baltimore in 2014 as the Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks. His work has been exhibited nationally, and in 2016 he was chosen as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. He currently resides in Baltimore and maintains his studio practice at Baltimore Clayworks. In conjunction with the exhibit, Jeremy Wallace is conducting a workshop at the gallery on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Event details and registration will be at

Return to Eating, Drinking, and Merriment exhibit runs October 7–29, 2022 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (closed on October 30).

Face masks are recommended inside the gallery. The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. For more information, please visit or contact the contact the curator, Stephen Lally, at 703-819-9990 or [email protected]