Virginia Artisan Trail Network

Linda Barrett Art & Culture, Arts

A new way to experience the artisan culture of Virginia I was browsing through the regional travel brochures at the Occoquan Visitors Center recently, when I came across a series of trails that I knew nothing about…the Virginia Artisan Trails. I had to learn more. As members of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network, various communities have combined their artisan resources …

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) offers Digital Summer Art Camp, 2020

Sofia Blom Art & Culture, Arts

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) announces its first Digital Summer Art Camp as part of the organization’s virtual programming strategy. Designed for children aged 5-10, the program offers a digital experience centered around a variety of art-making techniques while encouraging children to expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands-on art activities. The digital program will replace the previously scheduled …

Art is All Greek to Her

Keith Loria Arts

Originally published in the January-February 2016 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Nia Tavlarides Stratos didn’t develop an interest in art, she was born that way. “I do believe you can learn and go to school and study it, but it comes from within,” she says. “I think there are two types of artists; those who like to paint and enjoy it, and …

Fairfax Photographer Doesn’t Let Cerebral Palsy Get In Her Way

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Arts

Originally published in the September-October 2017 issue of VivaTysons Magazine When driving down the road with her husband at the wheel, photographer Julie Cochran has been known to yell out, “Stop the car!” because she sees something that would make a good picture. Cochran was a transportation attendant at Fairfax County Public Schools for more than 25 years. When she …

Born This Way

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Arts

They say artists are born, not made, but in the case of Joseph Craig English, it seems that both would be applicable. Even before he was born, his mother channeled a bit of soothsayer-ness and predicted her son would be an artist.

Free demonstration by Katriel Srebnik hosted by Vienna Arts Society on January 9

Doré Skidmore Around Town, Arts

The public is invited to a demonstration by nationally recognized artist Katriel Srebnik, who will introduce his unique approach to painting people with color and light. Thursday, January 97 – 9:30 pm Vienna Art CenterWindover Building,243 Church St., NWVienna, VA 22180 Free 703-319-3971 Pictured at top: Katriel Srebnik, An Early Evening

POP-UP Holiday Art Market

Vienna Arts Society Around Town, Arts

The Vienna Arts Society has opened a POP-UP Holiday Art Market in the middle of town, at 101 Church Street NW! Hundreds of original artworks are featured; along with hand-crafted gift items, to include jewelry, silk scarves, pottery, fused glass and more. Market hours are Thursdays – Sundays, noon to 6:00 pm through December 22. In addition doors will open during the annual …

LOVE letters begin tour of Fairfax next month

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Arts, Talk of Tysons

50 years ago, a team led by David Martin and George Woltz of Martin and Woltz Inc made history when they produced the iconic slogan: “Virginia is for Lovers”. Originally, Martin and Woltz had come up with a series of slogans for the Virginia State Travel Service which were entitled: “Virginia is for history lovers,” “Virginia is for mountain lovers,” …

Wolf Trap adds seven new shows to summer lineup

Michael Dranove Around Town, Arts, Music Scene

Wolf Trap has announced that seven new world class acts will join the already packed Wolf Trap summer lineup.  New acts are: Alternative rock groups Big Head Todd and the Monsters plus Toad the Wet Sprocket (6/30), Lionel Richie (7/15), former Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers plus Amos Lee (7/24), The State Singers (7/26), Herbie Hancock with Kamasi …

Keith On The Town: A Look at What’s Happening in Music, Arts and Theater this Week

Keith Loria Around Town, Art & Culture, Arts

As Jake and Elwood Blues, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd created a duo that was beloved by millions, first on Saturday Night Live and then with the smash movie, The Blues Brothers. The iconic duo, donned in dark sunglasses, skinny ties, and black felt fedoras, is known for its catalogue of songs that include “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit” and “Sweet …