Creatures of Imagination, "Splotch Monsters" by Steve LoyaCreatures of Imagination, "Splotch Monsters" by Steve Loya Artist and teacher Steve Loya grew up watching movies and TV shows with lots of cool, creative monsters in them. Star Wars, Godzilla, Ultraman, and Spectre Man were a few that left an impression, and Steve also had a love and appreciation for insects and animals. Steve's Splotch Monster paintings began as an experiment and a daily creative exercise and became so much more, these critters created from watercolors, acrylics, coffee, India ink, tea and more, branched out into many different directions, from cute and cartoony to more serious, abstract compositions, to something in between. The colorful monsters have exhibited widely, and even got profiled (along with their creator) in Washington's City Paper.

Visit Old Ox Brewery to meet the man behind these lively monsters from 7 pm to 9 pm on April Fool's Day. Or come another time — the exhibit will be up in the tasting room March 8 through May 31. The brewery is located at 44652 Guilford Drive (Unit 114) in Ashburn, VA.