Pharrell hat part of ode to pop art in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Art League is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an ode to pop art through an exhibit featuring art from the 60's.

The pop art era is best known for Andy Warhol-esque type prints, which are prominent in the exhibit. The most popular piece, by artist Diane Blackwell, is of Pharrell's iconic hat. Erica Fortwengler, the communications director for the art gallery, says people have been especially interested in the Pharrell print.

The Pop Art exhibit is open and is free to the public until May 5th at the gallery inside the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria.

A special event called Art on the Rocks cocktail will be on April 30th from 7 to 10 p.m. Seven local mixologists have selected seven works from the Pop Art exhibit as inspiration for their newest cocktail creation, and "Happy" was one of the works selected. Ticket-holders sample all of the cocktailsand appetizers, enjoy the Pop Art Exhibit, and vote for their favorite cocktail creation at the event.

"It's a really fun event, and it's a great new way of looking at, and enjoying art!" says Fortwengler.

Tickets are $35:

The artwork is all done by local artists and is also available for purchase.

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