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Loudoun Arts Council Launches “artWorks” with Exhibit at OLD OX Brewery

The Loudoun Arts Council has partnered with Old Ox Brewery on the inaugural exhibit of the LAC’s new “artWorks” exhibit program. The Old Ox Tasting Room will feature the work of local artists on a rotating basis. The artwork will be on display for patrons to enjoy and is also available for purchase.

Chris Burns, president of Old Ox Brewery says the exhibit “...brings a new dimension to our tasting room and gives our customers a way to connect with each other as they experience the art. Supporting local artists is one way of giving back to the community which has been so supportive of our business.” Old Ox is a family-run brewery offering a variety of delicious drafts in several styles.

LAC President Jill Evans-Kavaldjian sees artWorks as an opportunity, especially for emerging artists. “This program is designed to get artists’ work out in the public eye. Every artWorks show is carefully curated to work with an individual venue, so I think the program is a win-win -- great for local artists and great for local businesses.” The program is open to current members of the Loudoun Arts Council. Artists submit samples of their work, which can then be matched with the needs of local exhibit spaces.

The works of four LAC artists are currently on display at the Brewery until March. An Artists’ Reception is scheduled for January 23 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Visitors can meet each of the exhibiting artists over a pint or two in the inviting new space.

  • Eric Scott’s work (pictured above) centers on the structure of thought, memory, and experience. He is interested in the connections people have within themselves, with others, and with places.
  • Karen Hutchison is an abstract artist who enjoys acrylic paints and the creativity it brings with the combinations of color.
  • Karen Watson is a mixed media artist who uses use texture, pattern, and color to engage the viewer in hopes of creating a moment of recognition or joy.
  • Jill Evans-Kavaldjian is a painter and printmaker who works in many media. Her work simplifies and reveals, conveying her belief that art is a problem-solving activity.

Old Ox Brewery is open on Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The brewery is located at
44652 GUILFORD ROAD, UNIT 114,
ASHBURN, VA 20147
(703) 729-8375

Holiday Mixer 3pm - 6pm Saturday 12/6 at Arts in the Village Gallery!

Artists and Arts Organizations -- come learn about all the NEW things the Loudoun Arts Council has in store!

Mix, mingle, and meet members of the LAC, enjoy some holiday cheer and learn about our exciting new programs. Special discounts for new members.

Did you know that the Loudoun Arts Council offers:

  • Display system rentals to area artists?
  • ArtWorks, a program for displaying artwork in local venues?
  • A comprehensive online directory of local artists and arts groups?
  • A program to help create neighborhood-specific art tours?
  • Visiting Artists, connecting artists with Loudoun school kids?
  • Professional development opportunities for Loudoun artists?
  • ArtShare grants, providing funds to Loudoun arts organizations?
  • Access to a free events calendar with thousands of local subscribers?

We invite you to come and learn more about the work we are doing to support the creation and experience of the arts for all area residents. And, there will be snacks!

Our Holiday Mixer will be held from 3 pm - 6 pm this year at Arts in the Village Gallery in the Village at Leesburg Shopping Center (near Wegman's and the Cobb Theaters). Join us!

We are pleased to announce our ArtShare Awards for 2014!

Four outstanding Loudoun arts organizations are the 2014 recipients of the Loudoun Arts Council’s ArtShare grants. These grants are awarded for demonstrated strength in management, important contributions to the community, and high artistic quality. The awardees for the 2014-2015 Loudoun Arts Council (LAC) ArtShare grant program are:

  • VSA arts of Loudoun County / Arts for All
  • Loudoun Ballet Company
  • Loudoun Lyric Opera
  • Loudoun Symphony

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. This annual grant opportunity is available to all Loudoun County non­profit arts organizations. » Additional information about the ArtShare grants program

Loudoun Arts Council Announces New Initiative:
Artists in Schools

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 Artists in Schools 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.

In a recent survey, Loudoun's art teachers said they would welcome visits from local artists in any media; several mentioned interest in ceramics, mixed media, animation and fiber arts presentations, as well as painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, video production and paper sculpture and bookmaking. Teachers showed special interest in "hands-on" demonstrations and interactive activities. More than 60 local artists have applied for this new initiative; in August, LAC will follow up with those likely to match well with the teachers' interests. Visits will be scheduled through LCPS throughout the 2014/2015 school year with all tools and supplies for classroom activities during the visit will be provided by the schools.

The Call for Artists for the 2015/2016 school year will start in Spring 2015. For more information about this exciting program, email: info@loudounarts.org


List Your Arts Events on Happenings:

Happenings! Have an arts-related event or class to share with the community? Enter it in our Events Calendar! Click on the link "Submit Events" and complete the forms by the 15th of each month to broadcast your event through our website and our next monthly newsletter. It's a fast and easy way to get the word out.

Loudoun Arts Directory:

Looking for a piano teacher for your child, a portrait artist, an arts-related business or organization, or a place to perform the show you are developing? Check out our Loudoun Arts Directory web site.

 
 

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The LAC is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the County of Loudoun.

We may be reached by phone at (571) 577-9367 or by e-mail at info@loudounarts.org. We welcome any suggestions or comments and your active membership in the LAC.