February 2021 at Arlington Arts Center

Lynda Andrews-Barry, Passage, 2020. Photo by Dawn Whitmore.

Join AAC online on Thursday, February 18 at 6pm for a conversation with visual artist Lynda Andrews-Barry, Madaline Langston, from Encore Stage & Studio, and Taylor Welch and Yahney-Marie Sangare, student participants in Encore Stage’s Flip the Script project. The conversation, moderated by Janet Kopenhaver of Embracing Arlington Arts, will focus on the ways artists engage with history, looking specifically at two recent projects that explored aspects of Arlington’s history. Register here to attend this online conversation!

Have you signed up for Stephanie Lane’s Painting & Photography Exploration class yet? This virtual course begins in less than two weeks on February 24th! In this class, students get the opportunity to explore painting and photography through a unique lens that encourages personal and creative work.

Engaging Arlington History: Passage and The Day Nothing Happened
Thursday / February 18 / 6pm
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Join AAC and Janet Kopenhaver, Director, Embracing Arlington Arts on Zoom to discuss how artists engage with history. The discussion will feature visual artist Lynda Andrews-Barry, Madaline Langston, from Encore Stage & Studio, and Taylor Welch and Yahney-Marie Sangare, student participants in Encore Stage’s Flip the Script project.

In 2019, local students involved in Encore Stage & Studio’s Flip the Script program developed The Day Nothing Happened, an original theater production about the desegregation of Stratford Junior High School in Arlington in 1959. For Passage, a site-specific installation at Arlington Arts Center, Lynda Andrews-Barry drew inspiration from her own family history and from the legacy of Matthew Fontaine Maury.

Both projects draw inspiration from local history and ask their viewers to grapple more specifically with the ongoing legacy of racism in Arlington and in Virginia more broadly. In this conversation, we’ll discuss how artists work with history, including how they draw on the past to inspire their work and how their projects can cultivate dialogue and create change.

This conversation is presented in conjunction with Passage, which was commissioned through a unique partnership between AAC and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. The work was funded by the Foundation’s Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts, and is undertaken in cooperation with Arlington Public Art.

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Painting & Photography Exploration
Wednesdays / February 24 – March 17 / 6:30-8:30pm
Beloved art instructor Stephanie Lane has a four-week session of Painting & Photography Exploration starting in less than two weeks, on February 24th! In this course, you will learn how to manipulate and layer photos on your smartphone or computer to create unique images like you’ve never imagined! You will then create paintings based on your images.

This course utilizes digital applications on your smartphone that can be used for free or for very little cost. If you have Adobe Photoshop and are familiar with how to use that program, it is all you need. Otherwise, you will use other apps. All supplies will be included in a supply list emailed to you one week prior to the start of the course.

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