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. The artwork will be on display for patrons to enjoy and is also available for purchase.

Focal Points: Leaning In and Stepping BackFocal Points: Leaning In and Stepping Back

Chris Burns, president of Old Ox Brewery says that artWorks exhibits "...bring a new dimension to our tasting room. They give 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.

Old Ox Brewery is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 11am to 9pm, and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. The brewery is located at 44652 Guildford Road, Unit 114, Ashburn, VA 20147, and the phone number at the brewery is 703-729-8375.