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

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Sunday May 7. $40.Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 12.53.22 PM
4:30 Reception.  Wine and cheese served.
5:00 – 7:00 Performance
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Sing We and Chant It
Performers of this high quality rarely visit Old Town.  Celebrate spring at the historic Athenaeum!  Join Scott Tucker, the conductor of the Choral Arts Chamber Singers for Music for Chamber Voices.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Through May 14
Gallery Hours:
Thu, Fri, Sun Noon – 4:00, Sat 1:00 – 4:00, Free
Natural Attraction: Virginia Plants and Pollinators
To celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the Gallery will be filled with native plants and their pollinators. Members of the Botanic Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), as selected by juror Susan Frei Nathan, will depict horticulture native to this region.  Deana Marion provides an intimate, almost microscopic look at Virginia bees.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by Nancy Perkins and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Above left: Portrait Pose, Deana Marion, high definition metal photographic image,2012
Above right: Common White Turtlehead (detail), Jonathan Paul, watercolor, 2016
From May 18. 

Gallery Hours:
Thu, Fri, Sun Noon – 4:00, Sat 1:00 – 4:00, Free

Opening Reception Sunday May 21, 4-6, Wine and cheese served.  Free

Pattern and Repetition.  Stephen Boocks and Reni Gower

Both Boocks and Gower explore repetition, precision, and randomness to create meditative and mesmerizing pieces – yet each artist’s practice results results in distinctively different results.

Pivot, 19 (detail)  Reni Gower, acrylic on paper, 38.5 x 27″, mounted on canvas covered panel, 2014,

Mondays, May 1 & 15
7 – 7:45 PM  & 7:45 – 8:30 PM, $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.

Saturday May 6, 1:30 – 3:30, Free

Write Like a Woman Networking 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.  The second in a series.  Newcomers welcome.

RSVP at admin@nvfaa.org

Sunday May 20, 2:00, Free

Mount Vernon Flutes

Come join us this Sunday afternoon for a delightful holiday performance by this quartet ensemble from the Mount Vernon Community Band.

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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