FOCAL POINTS: A New artsWorks Exhibit at Old Ox Brewery

LAC's artWorks program announces a new exhibit at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn Virginia. FOCAL POINTS: Leaning In and Stepping Back features the works of LAC members Jan Blacka and Bob Friedenberg. These two artists take radically different approaches in their observations and artistic expressions. Friedenberg, an engineer, uses a mechanical pen to create finely detailed and imagined structures. Blacka, a mixed media artist, uses a wide variety of materials to create dreamy generalized compositions that recall land- or seascapes. The exhibit will be on display at Old Ox Brewery, the LAC's first artWorks partner venue through November 30. Stop by the brewery Wednesdays through Sundays to have a fine brew. While you're there, take a closer look, or step back to to get the big picture.



Arts Organizations Encouraged to Apply for LAC artShare Grants

Loudoun County non-profit arts organizations are eligible to apply for funding through the LAC's artShare grants program. The artShare grants program was created to assist organizations of artistic merit to the Loudoun County community by providing funds to help maintain their stability and encourage their development. Each year, the Loudoun Arts Council awards grants to local arts organizations that have demonstrated artistic excellence and effective management.



Call for Art — Hunt Country Harvest Ball and Art Show

The Loudoun Arts Council and the PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families are looking for photography, paintings, and other 2-D art submissions for a special fundraising exhibit to be hosted at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia, from October 26th through November 7th, the date of the PHILLIPS’ Hunt Country Harvest Ball and Art Sale gala fundraiser.



New Visiting Artists Program Announced

The Loudoun Arts Council (LAC) and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) are collaborating on an initiative for local visual artists to visit classrooms during the 2014-2015 school year. The Visiting Artists program will demonstrate that art isn't in the past or confined to text books, but that is happening here and now, and continuously evolving. Visiting artists will share their experience with art as a career or as a creative journey, and engage students in the process. Besides collaborating with art teachers to enrich the LCPS arts curriculum, participating artists will be able to practice speaking about their work and methods and refine their presentation skills.