Creative Cauldron Premieres Radio Broadcast of Bold New Works Original Musical ON AIR

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Music by Matt Conner and Book and Lyrics by Stephen Gregory Smith Creative Cauldron, in partnership with Duquesne University, LA TI DO Productions, and KDKA Radio premieres a radio broadcast of its critically-acclaimed Bold New Works musical ON AIR, written by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith. Originally planned for a live performance in Pittsburgh to celebrate the 100th anniversary …

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum to showcase local artist’s Lake Life Series

Alexandra Campbell Art & Culture

 The Reston Historic Trust & Museum will showcase limited edition prints created by local artist Sam LaFever November through April 2021 at the Reston Museum located on Lake Anne Plaza. The “Lake Life Series” depicts the beauty of Reston’s planned lakes while describing some of the ways we use the lakes for relaxation, fishing, boating, and water sports. Sam LaFever …

McLean Project for the Arts, Washington Sculptors Group to Host Sculpture NOW Virtual Talk: Exhibition Highlights

Deb Bissen | Nancy Sausser Art & Culture

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7pm McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) will host a Sculpture NOW Virtual Talk: Exhibition Highlights on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7pm. The talk will feature insights from several Sculpture NOW featured artists. Sculpture NOW juror and MPA Exhibitions Director and Curator Nancy Sausser will also discuss her jurying processes …

Zoom into the past with Vienna Theatre Company’s radio plays

Adam Kincaid | Lynne Coan | Town of Vienna Art & Culture

The Vienna Theatre Company revives its In Living Sound series this month with three old-school radio shows – with a new-age twist. The company will present three mid-20th century melodrama radio shows, viewable both in-person (limited to 21 attendees per show) and, for the first time ever, via Zoom. The shows run two weekends only at the end of this …

Greater Reston Arts Center Launches Buoyant Oracle — A Sculpture That Talks Back

Sofia Blom Art & Culture

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) presents The Buoyant Oracle, a playful interactive feature that provides the opportunity to chat with Buoyant Force, the 50-ft tall sculpture by artist Sue Wrbican located in Reston Town Square Park. The installation, created by the Playful City Lab at American University led by Benjamin Stokes, Hazel Arroyo, Chris Karr, and Mitchell Loewen, in collaboration with Sue Wrbican …

Artist Mary Jeanne Cincotta

TysonsToday Staff Arts

Originally published in the September-October 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Making space in life to create VivaTysons and VivaReston Art Director Mary Jeanne Cincotta balances a life as wife, mother, graphic artist, and part-time gardener, along with recently returning to her love of creating original art. While that sounds time-challenging, her belief is that one simply has to make room in …

1st Stage Announces Brand New Series Of Virtual Roundtable Discussions Beginning October 10

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

 1st Stage is excited to introduce a brand-new series of Community Conversations: Virtual Roundtable Discussions. In these six forums, we’ll get a chance to talk and share questions and thoughts with artists, actors, designers, musicians and directors about experiences they have faced as professional artists. Building on the success of this summer’s Community Conversations, the Virtual Roundtable Discussion will feature …

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for October 2020

Sabrina Anwah Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in October. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, many Center programs and events have been adjusted to virtual online or in-person, socially distanced formats. Please check the Center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the Center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at …

1st Stage Announces New Commission of Solo Work from Brilliant Playwrights and Creators

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

 During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we delight in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage. As part of …

Virtual MPAartfest Kicks Off with Drive-In Concert Starring the “Voices of Classic Soul”

Deb Bissen | Jennifer Wormser Art & Culture

The McLean Project for the Arts’ 14th annual MPAartfest 2020 will kick off on Sunday, October 4, 2020 with two drive-in concerts at the McLean Community Center. Starring the “Voices of Classic Soul”—a trio comprised of the lead singers from four legendary vocal groups: the Drifters, Four Tops, Platters, and Temptations—concerts will take place at 4pm and 6pm. Virtual MPAartfest …