Saturday, September 22, 2018

Call for Artists

Deadline: 10/26/18 
Public Art Reston, in partnership with Reston Association and Atlantic Realty Companies, seeks an artist or artist-led team to develop a site-specific artwork in a permanent medium to enhance the exterior and interior walls of the Colts Neck Road underpass in Reston, VA. The project will promote active use of the underpass that links residential areas, Hunters Woods Village Center, two schools, two senior facilities, and two community centers. At the Colts Neck Road underpass, public art will have the opportunity to enhance the community’s relationship to their infrastructure and encourage active transportation options such as walking and cycling. The artist or artist team will actively engage with community stakeholders to develop the concept of the artwork and will give workshops to students.  This project is an opportunity for infrastructure beautification, education, engagement, and inspiration. 

Museum Day: Celebrate women at AU today!

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. Stop by the AU Museum from 11-4PM to view their Fall exhibitions, and join them for a special Saturday docent-led tour at 1PM.

The theme of this year's Museum Day is "Women Making History," honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture. Today, they are spotlighting Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak's exhibition "Finding a Path", a collaboration in wood and steel in the museum and sculpture garden.

Here in the DMV we are lucky in that most museums (including AU) are free; however, for those few ones that require an entry fee (such as the amazing Spy Museum), they're free today!