Gallery Openings and Events

October at Greater Reston Art Center

Courtesy of GRACE.

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Creative Response: Malgorzata J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, professor of public history at American University
October 11, 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. Presenters may include poets, dancers, writers, musicians, visual artists, and more. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. All ages. Free and open to the public.

Panel: So you want to go to art school?
October 13, 5— 7pm
PANELISTS:

  • Artriculate, art school admission consultants
  • Harold Linton, professor and former director, School of Art, George Mason University
  • Peter Winant, director, School of Art, George Mason University and co-founder, Workingman Collective

Wondering how to navigate the application process to a college art program? Want to know how to make your college art portfolio stand out from the rest? A panel of professionals will answer your questions about the art school application process and give you tips, information, and feedback on preparing your portfolio to strengthen your application to art school and help you take your art studies to the next level. After the discussion, the panelist will be available to provide important feedback on your portfolio. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. All ages. Free and open to the public.

Workshop: Collab-Collage-Photomontage!
With artist Caitlin Teal Price
Please note date correction: October 20, 1— 3pm
Join the Greater Reston Arts Center and exhibiting artist Caitlin Teal Price for exposure to the world of photograms! This workshop will focus on composing, processing, and documenting two different types of photograms, photographs made without a camera. Workshop participants are invited to bring their own objects or collections to use in their artworks and a USB to store final images. Bring a buddy and create collaboratively! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Ages 6 and up. $10 for residents/$20 for non-residents. Register here

Rahshia Sawyer
Invisible Listeners
Opening Reception: October 25, 6— 8pm
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature
Virginia-based photographer Rahshia Sawyer depicts figures floating in water draped in gossamer silks to represent weightlessness bound. In her new body of work, What I Haven’t Told You, the artist endeavors to illustrate the tension between emotions expressed and emotions repressed.

Sawyer received her MFA from George Mason University. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and she was included in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents Award from France’s Fran├žois Schneider Foundation and received a 2016 Honorable Mention from the International Photography Awards and Prix de la Photographie (Px3). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Fran├žois Schneider Foundation, and Radford University Museum. Sponsored by Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market.

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