Greater Reston Arts Center Hosts Creative Response: Heather Spence

By Editorial Team on July 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Heather Spence.
Event: Thursday, August 2 at 7pm

Join the Greater Reston Arts Center one Thursday of each month to hear a creative professional respond to the work on view in the gallery. The short presentation will be followed by open conversation. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

Heather Spence is a DC-based marine biologist, cellist, and gambist who uses science and art to harmonize human-environment interactions. She currently performs internationally as a soloist and with Sephardic, Arabic, and world music ensembles. She has also performed locally, notably at the Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden, the Library of Congress, and the Lisner Auditorium. She received a Presidential Arts Fellowship for music at the George Washington University, and completed her PhD in bio-acoustics at the City University of New York. Her “Passive Acoustic Monitoring” program on the Mesoamerican Reef is featured in the award-winning micro-documentary World of Sound, and is explored in one of her compositions derived from a technical study commissioned by the Mexican government.

Greater Reston Arts Center is located at 12001 Market Street, #103, Reston, VA.