The Board of Directors of Arts Herndon (AH) is expanding by three starting in April. At the monthly board meeting on March 8, directors approved the appointment of Megan Dubois of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Michael Lloyd, of Kaiser Permanente, and Beth Meyer, owner of Green Lizard Cycling in downtown Herndon.
Herndon and Great Falls are both small towns that attract artists to live andcreate their art. When you ask them to look into their hearts and create a piece that evokes “home” to them, what is the result? Is it a building, a person, a childhood hidey-hole where they went to dream of the future, the aroma of Mom’s apple pie cooking, or a pair of ruby slippers? Come visit this juried exhibit by members of Great Falls Studios, and see if you can find home. Winners will be announced at the Exhibit Reception with prizes awarded by the judges.
Join art teacher Emily VanDeburgh for an exciting 3 day spring break mini-camp at Herndon’s celebrated art gallery. Explore different art mediums that will inspire and challenge your child’s artistic creativity. Projects will focus on drawing, acrylic painting, and mixed media with an emphasis on specific styles and master’s work. Students will be able to explore their own interests as well as learn to collaborate with others.
The artists of Reston Art Gallery & Studios are delighted to present their first Poets & Painters collaboration with the Poetry Society of Virginia, “Springtime in Winter: An Ekphrastic Study in Art, Poetry and Music” on exhibit from February 22 through February 26. A special reception on Wednesday, February 22 from 7-9 p.m. will feature readings and music created to complement the works of eight fine artists. Vice versa, the artists’ paintings are inspired by the words of the poets, all following the theme of “Springtime in Winter.” Everyone is welcome to attend the reception and indulge the senses of sight and sound combined with the emotional experience of poetry with “An Ekphrastic Study in Art, Poetry and Music.”
Featuring Artist Rahshia Sawyer
On Exhibit Wednesday, January 11, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 7-9pm
Rahshia Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington DC area. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. Exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial, her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and the United States.