Arts & Entertainment

Northern Virginia Art Beat

A listing of new openings, exhibitions and opportunities to show art.

"Great Falls Studios Tour 2006" Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the work and working space of 33 different artists in 23 different locations on this self guided tour throughout the Great Falls, VA area. See web site for eight pages of details, addresses, phone numbers, map, etc.
http://www.greatfallsstudios.com/docs/2006StudioTourBrochure.pdf

"Art Market at Ballston" Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be the last of this series of art market events for this year. Welburn Square, between Stuart and Taylor Streets, across from the Ballston Metro, and behind the Quest building. For further information call Novie Trump at (703) 228-0560, or see www.arlingtonarts.org/arts_comm/artmarket.htm for complete information including applications for artists interested in future Art Market events

 "Salsa y Salsa Dance" Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m. at the Columbia Pike Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA 22204 "Spend an exuberant hour with Earl Rush, founder of Stuck on Salsa and his partner Maribel Soto learning the fundamentals of Salsa and its distillation of other forms of Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances including the Rhumba, Cha Cha, and the Mambo." (703) 228-5710

 "Alturas Duo" Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. In the Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201 "Alturas Duo is recognized as one of the most entertaining ensembles in the chamber music world. The Duo, Scott Hill and Carlos Boltes, create fiery performances that move fluidly between J.S. Bach and South American folk rhythms, with arrangements of South American and classical music played on the viola, charango and guitar. 3 p.m. Free". 703-228-5990 

 Anton Chekhov’s play "the Seagull " at Vpstart Crow through October 22. Set in the last decade of Tsarist Russia. If you like your drama spelled with a capital ‘D’, this might just be your ticket…"A brilliant examination of self-centered characters trapped by their love of misery. Will encourage those who make choices in life and struggle to truly live." Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors. Vpstart Crow Productions, at the Crammer Center, 9007 Church St., Manassas, VA. www.vpstartcrow.com (703) 365-0240.

 "Bead it! 2" through October 29, at the Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA Gallery Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m. Call (703) 838-4827, or see www.thedelrayartisans.org.  
  This juried beaded art show is fairly straightforward with conventional beaded necklaces predominating the show. There are a few pleasant surprises though, such as handmade beads.

  "Place, Space and Time" through November 4 in the Ramp Gallery at the McLean Project for the Arts, in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 1 to 5 p.m. For more information call (703) 790-1953, or see www.mpaart.org.
  A few late additions in this round of shows at MPA has brought in work from four more artists, including a handful of nice Hopper-esque landscapes by Nancy Baker.

 
 Artist Opportunities ———–

  "E-mail Arts Marketing Workshop" Wednesday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Eugene Carr, President of Patron Technologies will give a workshop on Strategies for Arts E-mail Marketing. Includes what makes a good design work and what pitfalls to avoid, techniques for email list growth, targeting and designing an editorial plan. Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. $35 for members, $45 non-members. Ellipse Arts Center, , 4350 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 125, Arlington, VA. Ph. (703) 228-7710  Register on-line at http://www.patrontechnology.com/fall06. seminars/infodc.htm

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