COLLAB EAST Artist Residency Program Kicks Off at Brambleton Library with Artist Steven McCarthy

The inagural COLLAB EAST Artist-in-Residence program launches this month with artist Steven McCarthy at Brambleton Library's Makerspace in Ashburn.

McCarthy is influenced by the graphic nature of comics, as well as by artists Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Shepard Fairey.  "My current works explore imagery ranging from pop-cultural iconography to natural representation.  Color and shape actuate these stylized images while subtle patterns softly emerge," says McCarthy.



Loudoun Artisans Invited to Participate in New Exhibit

Potters, sculptors, jewelers, and artisans of all kinds are encouraged to participate in a rare exhibit for three-dimensional work.The Loudoun Arts Council and Thomas Balch Library invite all artisans working or living in Loudoun County to apply for the first Loudoun Artisans' Showcase, a curated public exhibit held in the central Mercer Room at the historic library from September 3rd through September 30th, 2019. 

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"Nature Seen" at Visit Loudoun - New artWorks Exhibit by Lori Simmerman Goll

Artist Lori Simmerman Goll's new artWorks exhibit is on display now through September 18th at the Visit Loudoun Visitor Center. 

"I have always loved to draw and paint. After attaining an Electrical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech and working a few years in telecommunications I realized that my true love is and has always been art," she says. 

Meet the artist at a special artist's reception on August 2nd, during Leesburg's First Friday.



Lovettsville Shows its LOVE for Public Art

The Town of Lovettsville invites you to submit a proposal for the design and fabrication of a LOVEwork to be constructed in the town square. Lovettsville’s LOVE sign will be added to a collection of more than 100 large-scale LOVEworks that are installed in towns and cities across the Commonwealth.

• Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2019 at 5:00pm

Submit design proposals here

• Questions? Ask clerk@lovettsvilleva.gov

• For complete RFP and more information, please visit the Town of Lovettsville website



Barn Quilt Trail Focuses on History, Culture, and Agriculture

The Loudoun County Barn Quilt Trail will open this fall and focus on important agricultural structures and locations in Loudoun County. Residents and visitors can learn about the importance of these farm buildings, their history, and the activities they currently house. These buildings tell important stories about our history and our future. The Barn Quilt Committee is seeking new participants and sponsors for this new program in rural Loudoun.