March @ the Athenaeum: Art, Poetry, Music, and Dance | News Release | Athenaeum

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The Hand Print Workshop: Twenty Years of Partnership in Print.

Left to right:
Loss of Innocence, Helen Frederick, 2007, wax medium, oil paint/ hand made paper, 48″ diam.
Last Iceberg, Dennis O’Neil, 2008, wax medium, oil paint, 25.75 x 23.75″
See-Line-Woman, Renée Stout, 2009, wax medium, oil paint/ Arches 88 paper, 41 x 30″
Dennis O’Neil’s Hand Print Workshop has fostered the work of printmakers across America and internationally, many of them leading artists from the former Soviet Union.  This exhibit features a wide representation of the prints created by these artists in his Alexandria studio, including some by William Christenberry and Renee Stout – as well as works by O’Neil himself.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 4, 3:00
The gallery talk on March 4 will feature O’Neil as well as Y. David Chung, Steven Cushner, Alexander Djikia, Vera Khlebnikova, and Renee Stout and will be moderated by Sarah Tanguy, Art Historian, independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by Heather Corey and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Second Thursday Live
March 9, 7:00 – 8:00 $15/person

Jane Franklin Dance

About Forty+
Forty+ features works grounded in movement and appealing theatricality. With eight performers, the short works combine to a collective whole to traverse relationship, the inventiveness of situation, and the progression of life. Shaded humor, abstraction, and in-the-moment connection affirm women of experience, capacity and presence.
Purchase Now or RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

Saturday March 11
1:30 – 3:30, FREE
Write Like a Woman Workshop
Led by KaNikki Jakarta
A networking workshop for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Each workshop focuses on different writing styles and allows the participants to enhance their writing styles and share pieces for listening or critiques. For novice and professional writers.

RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 – 1:30
$45 for one ticket / $80 for two.
Lunch is included.

A Lunchtime Conversation with Megan Beyer

Mrs. Beyer is a native Alexandrian, and a gender equality and arts advocate.  This interactive discussion will revolve around Megan’s activities as Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the importance of the arts to culture and society. She will share a behind-the-scenes perspective of some of her experiences including the star-studded cultural delegation she lead to Cuba and the Turnaround Arts Program designed to help America’s most fragile elementary schools.
Purchase Now or RSVP and advise on lunch selection at admin@nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

Thursday, March 30, 7:00, $15

Mercy Street and the African- American experience during the Civil War

Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a conversation on the African-American experience during the Civil War.  As the only native Alexandrian that is consulting in the hit PBS mini-series Mercy Street, she will lend insight into the making of the show.
Purchase Now or RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

Mondays March 6 & 20
7 – 7:45PM  & 7:45 – 8:30PM, $15 PER CLASS
Ballroom Dance Classes
Led by Gary Stephans
Learn the foxtrot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, meringue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. For all skill levels. Email Gary Stephans or call 703.505.5998.
Athenaeum Gallery  | 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314  |  703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org

The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.  It is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

The NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent art and unique experiences.

The NVFAA is partially supported by funding from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.The NVFAA is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or materials in an alternative format contact us at nvfaa@nvfaa.org or call 703.548.0035.

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