June @ the Athenaeum: Military Music, Bluegrass, Visual Art, and our First Yard Sale! | News Release | Athenaeum

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Thursday June 8, 7:00 – 8:30, Free 

United States Air Force Band

Air Force Strings
The Air Force Strings inspires American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impacts the global community on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the United States.  Sixteen pieces will join us on this evening for a traditional orchestra and strolling segment.  Questions will be entertained by the band members at intermission.

We expect a high turnout so please RSVP for a reservation at meredith@nvfaa.org

Thursday June 10, 7:00 – 8:30, $10 

Dead Men’s Hollow

They’re back!  Influenced by bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel, their performance is a unique sound of tight harmony vocals backed by traditional bluegrass instrumentation: fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and guitar. The group’s repertoire comprises a vast array of original and traditional music, encompassing the early centuries of America’s musical history as well as modern tales of love and loss.

Saturday June 3, 8:30 – 11:30, Free 

Athenaeum Yard Sale

Treasures from our Archives
Our staff has researched our archives and you will not believe what we have found! Artifacts for sale covering our 52- year history as an organization and our 150-year historic building.   Come hunt for a high quality bargain.   “Everything must go!”

Through 25 June 

Gallery Hours:
Thu, Fri, and Sun Noon – 4:00, Sat 1:00 – 4:00, 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 yields distinctively different results.
Above right: Feel Like a Tourist, Stephen Boocks, acrylic on wood panel, 48 x 48″, 2017
Above left: Pivot.21, Reni Gower, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas covered panel, 38.5 x 27″, 2014

Wednesday June 7, 7:00, Free Performance
Alice Roosevelt Longworth presents “Scandals in the City.”
By Elaine Flynn
Mrs. Longworth was the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and notorious muckraker!  If the headlines of today’s political scandals make you shake your head in disbelief, wait until you hear Alice “dish the dirt!”
Please RSVP at meredith@nvfaa.org

Mondays, June 5 & 19
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.
Opens 29 June
Artists Reception:  9 July.  4:00 – 6:00.  Wine and Cheese served.  Free

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

Pairs. Fiber Art from New Image Artists
Pairs features works by 13 contemporary fiber artists who are juried members of the New Image Artists group.  When conceiving work for this exhibition the artists were challenged to explore relationships between themes and concepts and create companion pieces.
Above: Memorial Wreath (detail), Joan Dreyer, 33 x 40

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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