Winners of Falls Church outdoor painting festival to be announced Saturday

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture

Falls Church Arts will mark the end of its two month long annual Plein Arts Festival this Saturday, June 15th. Plein arts, for those who don’t know, is the art of painting outdoors.  Popularized in the mid-19th century, plein arts emphasizes the importance of naturally capturing light and color notes in the landscape.  Barb Cram, the festival director, told TysonsToday …

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,” …

Reston 5th grader becomes elementary school winner in statewide Thank a Teacher Art Contest

Reston 5th grader becomes elementary school winner in statewide Thank a Teacher Art Contest

Michael Dranove Art & Culture, Education

Reston Now reports that on March 21st, Elizaveta (Liza) Godlevskaia became Virginia’s elementary school winner of its Thank a Teacher Art Contest, sponsored by the Virginia lottery.  Secretary of Education Atif Qarni joined representatives from the Virginia Lottery, FCPS Fine Arts Office, Aldrin school administrators, students, and Godlevskaia’s parents in surprising the 5th grader at a school assembly last Thursday …