Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Launches the EXPLORE MORE HOME EDITION

Sofia Blom Art & Culture

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) announces the release of the virtual edition of its beloved Explore More program. Explore More, typically offered in the gallery located in Reston Town Center, provides the opportunity for families to learn about artists and artworks featured in the organization’s exhibition programming. Each edition offers context into a specific exhibition accompanied by a digital gallery …

Love for Art is Not Cancelled

Dara Global Arts Gallery Art & Culture

Dara Global Arts Gallery wants to let you know that you can purchase any piece from their online collection and they can deliver it to your doorstep. Just visit the website: www.daraglobalarts.com. If an original piece of art is currently outside of your budget, they can create a custom giclee print for you. As this is a custom order, you …

Public Art Reston’s ‘Stay-at-Home Chalk Art’ Event Kicked Off May 4th

Anne Delaney Around Town, Art & Culture

While we all should be sheltering in place and safely social distancing, our imaginations and creativity have no such constraints. These wonderfully innate capacities are able to roam free in any direction that our minds might take them. Public Art Reston, which annually presents a popular “ChalkFest at Reston Town Center,” is providing a fun way, during the month of …

The Velocity of a Page

Sofia Blom Art & Culture

Multi-platform, virtual exhibition opens at Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) As part of its virtual programming strategy to continue offering opportunities to explore and engage with contemporary art and artists as we shelter at home, Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) presents The Velocity of a Page, a multi-platform virtual exhibition on view May 2–May 23, 2020.  The exhibition is being …

Hey, Hey, It’s a Monkee!

Keith Loria Music Scene

Originally published in the November-December 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine As a member of the Monkees, Michael Nesmith was beloved by the teens of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the popularity of the TV show and band began to rival the Fab 4 (the band the show was paying homage to), selling more than 75 million records worldwide. Nesmith …

1st Stage Announces New Virtual Community Conversation Series

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

1st Stage is excited to announce a new series of virtual Community Conversations, introducing you to the creative minds behind the theatre and taking a deep dive into the creative genius of the theatre practitioners that keep us in awe.  All conversations will take place at 2:00pm eastern time through Zoom. Conversations will be recorded and posted to social media …

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 …

Creative Cauldron Launches New Online Classes

Ellen Selby Art & Culture

Creative Cauldron is on a virtual roll! After a successful online Spring Break Camp, which got our campers dancing, singing, acting, drawing, and making—all in their own living rooms—we’re uploading our imaginations and hosting all things theater online. April 20 – June 12, kids and adults can join us for a whole host of virtual classes in the afternoons and …

Dream Weaver

Keith Loria Art & Culture

Originally published in the March-April 2016 issue of VivaTysons Magazine When Hillary Steel first took a weaving class in college, she had a strong reaction to it: “I hated it,” she recalls. “But I went back to it and once I started learning it, it was something I gravitated towards.” Today, Steel specializes in weaving and resist dyeing, incorporating ikat …

1st Stage Announces Updates to 2019-2020 Season and Reveals New 2020-2021 Season Featuring Award-Winning Playwrights, Beloved Classics and Science Fiction-Inspired New Work

Arielle Seidman-Joria Art & Culture

1st Stage will remain closed in compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines until it is safe to welcome audiences back to the theatre. Programming changes have been necessitated by this prolonged closure. 1st Stage will next produce A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. Dates will be announced when possible. The Waverly …