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 …

Virtual MPAartfest Set for October 4-18, 2020 at MPAartfest.org

Deb Bissen | Jennifer Wormser Art & Culture

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its 14th annual MPAartfest on a new virtual platform due to the continuing pandemic. This year’s festival will run Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2020. The inaugural Virtual MPAartfest will feature the work of more than 50 juried artists, showcased and for sale in their own online galleries. Admission is …

NextStop Theatre Company Finds a Way Back with “The Parking Lot Concerts”

Abigail Fine Art & Culture

NextStop returns to performances with outdoor concerts featuring past audience favorites. NextStop Theatre Company is excited to announce their brand new outdoor concert series called “The Parking Lot Concerts,” being performed on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm from September 26th to October 31st. Each weekend will feature an intimate, cabaret-style performance with beloved performers from past NextStop productions, including Robert Mintz …

Creative Cauldron’s Summer Concerts and Cabarets Presents Irene Jalenti, Abby Middleton, and GRIEFCAT

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron continues the 2020 Summer Cabaret and Concert Series, with the addition of a Virtual Series. Outdoor concerts mandate the wearing of masks, and adherence to social distancing protocols. Only three live performances remain featuring a diverse and talented array of performers and bands, but the Virtual Concert series with a top-quality recordings broadcast to your home will continue …

McLean Project for the Arts, Washington Sculptors Group to Open Sculpture NOW on September 17th

Nancy Sausser | Deb Bissen Art & Culture

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Washington Sculptors Group will open Sculpture NOW 2020 on September 17, 2020 with a Virtual Opening Exhibition Reception from 7-8pm. Sculpture NOW includes pieces by over 50 members of the Washington Sculptors Group working in a wide array of media and approaches. Juried by MPA Curator and Exhibitions Director Nancy Sausser, the …