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In music circles, the reputation of the Birchmere is legendary. Many careers have been launched from this internationally recognized music hall. On any given night, a star may be born. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and k.d. Lang are just a few of the artists counted as good friends of the Birchmere. The Birchmere is committed to the presentation of the highest quality music in a comfortable and intimate atmosphere in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
Pat Palermino has captured the toe-tapping swing of dancers at the Birchmere and this original artwork is available in cards and prints. Click here to buy
The Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia, dates from the early eighteenth century. Scottish Presbyterians were among the early European settlers of Northern Virginia and were involved in establishing Alexandria as a port in 1749. The Society of Presbyterians worshiped publicly in the city from the 1760s, and the congregation’s first installed minister arrived in 1772. The history of the congregation is summarized in the Chronology and History sections of this Web site, and the Meeting House itself and other facilities belonging to the congregation are discussed in the Facilities section. Among other services that George Washington attended here was one conducted by the Rev. Dr. James Muir for the National Day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer in 1798. Alexandria’s memorial services for George Washington in 1799 were held in this sanctuary, and the church bell tolled in mourning during the four days between his death and burial. The Tomb of an Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution is located in the burying ground adjoining the Meeting House.
It’s a bit fantastical to imagine an ark full of animals – two of each to be exact! Of course no pictures of the actual event are available, but once again Pat Palermino dreams up what it could have looked like in her Two by Two original folk art painting. If we had been there our only request would be to not be seated next to the octopi!
19 X 23
Limited Edition Print $60
Note Cards $16
Framed Print $170
Decorative Framed $195
Mini Poster $24
On a cold night in February, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce held their annual Chairman’s Gala and silent auction fundraiser. American folk art painter Patricia Palermino once again donated one of her artworks to the fundraiser which raised more than $6,000 for Alexandria charities. Pat donated a framed painting of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon during the holidays. A gorgeous depiction of the splendor of this great American landmark! This artwork is also available as notecards, a mini poster, and unframed.
Every Saturday we will be at the Alexandria, Virginia Farmer’s Market in Old Town. Not only can you buy Pat Palermino artwork, notecards, books, etc. But, you can also meet Pat! Please visit our booth and say hello!
Market Square, 301 King Street
Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. year round
We know it doesn’t feel like Springtime outside, but it is coming soon and so are the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC! You must be quick to see them though because while they are stunningly beautiful they are also very delicate and the blossoms don’t last long. If you don’t make it to Washington this year to see them then you can always buy a Patricia Palermino original depiction of Jefferson’s monument and the tidal basin with the cherry trees in full bloom! You will feel the first breath of Spring when you look at this painting and you won’t have to fight through crowds of tourists to see the trees at their blooming best!
13 X 16, Unframed, Limited Edition Print $40
Note Cards $16
Framed Print $130
Decorative Framed $150
Mini Poster $24
Alexandria, Virginia celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with a day of family fun events, including a classic car show, a dog show and a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Irish Ambassador, military commanders, local government officials and other local celebrities will participate in the Alexandria parade. We love to watch the local high school and military bands, as well as the Irish folk dancers and bagpipers! And the dogs, of course! The dog show is always a joy to see and we will be on the lookout for Alex and Andria! Please tell us if you see them
Downtown Alexandria has been identified as the metropolitan area’s top ArtPlace. The designation, awarded by ArtPlace, recognizes neighborhoods where the arts are central to creating the kinds of places where people want to be. These communities have been exceptionally successful at combining art, artists and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, retail shops and restaurants, and a walkable lifestyle to make vibrant neighborhoods.
“The impact the arts have had on the vibrancy and economy of Alexandria is unmistakable,” noted ArtPlace director Carol Coletta. “This study shows how the arts can provide a foundation for a diversity of neighborhoods to thrive.”
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