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Jackie Hoysted's Multi-Media Exhibit "INPUT OUTPUT" Opens

Jackie Hoysted's Multi-Media Exhibit "INPUT OUTPUT" Opens

Jackie Hoysted's current body of work blurs the line between what is an original artwork and what is a reproduction. Comprised of paintings, ceramic sculptures, and digital photographs, Hoysted leaves the distinction of “what is the original vs. what is the copy” up to the viewer. Raising questions of authenticity, distorting perceptions of various media, and multiple manipulations of images are the prevalent themes of "INPUT OUTPUT," Hoysted's solo exhibit at The Art League Gallery, on view from October 6 - November 7, 2011.

Get Your Tickets Now for The Art League's Art on the Rocks!

Get Your Tickets Now for The Art League's Art on the Rocks!

The Art League has challenged five local mixologists from Austin Grill, Chadwicks, Columbia Firehouse, The Light Horse Restaurant, and Red Rocks to each select a juried piece from our October exhibit as inspiration to create the most artistic cocktail and then compete at Art on the Rocks. Ticket holders may sample the cocktails and vote for their favorite at the event. Appetizers from the restaurants and drawings for prizes will complete the evening.

Schools to Participate in Annual Del Ray Festival this Weekend

Schools to Participate in Annual Del Ray Festival this Weekend

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

 

John Adams Elementary School students will perform in concert and George Washington Middle School Campus students will lead an art project at Art on the Avenue, the annual Del Ray festival taking place this Saturday, Oct. 1, along Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria.

The John Adams Orff Ensemble will perform on the Children's Stage from 12:50 to 1:20 p.m. The group will play pieces composed by Carl Orff as well as African and American folk music. The students use percussion instruments that have pitch, such as the xylophone, and percussion that has no pitch, such as drums.

Workshops Teach Gardening Basics at Green Spring Gardens

Workshops Teach Gardening Basics at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

 

The season for growing summer gardens may have ended, but the season for growing as a gardener is just beginning. Gardeners who find it difficult to hang up their trowel and gloves are invited to enroll in two Basic Gardening workshops offered at Green Spring Gardens in October. The one-hour workshops, taught by volunteers from the Master Gardeners program, cover incorporating vines into garden designs and creating unique gifts with garden materials. 

 

T.C. Williams Band Earns 2nd Place

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

 

The T.C. Williams High School Marching Titans finished in second place for their class (AAA) in the Music category at the 29th Annual North Stafford Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24. Because of the rain and dampness, the event was a “stand still” competition in which all bands played from a stationary formation, with no marching. The Marching Titans finished behind the South County Marching Stallions, who were named Grand Champion of the competition from among the 15 bands competing in four different classes. 

Calling All Kids - 16th Annual Arts Safari

Calling All Kids - 16th Annual Arts Safari

From the Torpedo Factory Art Center: