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Baa-merica! Icons Revisited: Leslie Blackmon's Solo Exhibit of Fiber Sculpture Sheep Opens

Baa-merica! Icons Revisited: Leslie Blackmon's Solo Exhibit of Fiber Sculpture Sheep Opens

Mark your calendars! This is an exhibit you don't want to miss. Leslie Blackmon's solo exhibit of whimsical fiber sculptures of sheep posing as American icons opens in The Art League's solo gallery this Thursday!

Washington D.C. Designer Takes Big Strides in the Fashion Industry

Washington D.C. Designer Takes Big Strides in the Fashion Industry

What comes to mind when thinking of professions in Washington D.C.? To most people, it is the perfect city to be in if you want to get into politics or law. It is not the first city that comes to mind if one is interested in the entertainment or fashion industry, yet recently there has been a growth of new artistic talent blossoming in the D.C. area especially with regards to the fashion industry. There is an array of up and coming artists, photographers and fashion designers gracing the city with their presence, creativity and hard work. Cynthia Bapst is one of those talents who is continuously proving that success can be created in any city if you have a real passion and drive for what you do.

Cindy Packard Richmond's "Food, Glorious Food"

Cindy Packard Richmond's "Food, Glorious Food"

For Cindy Packard Richmond, novelist and food writer turned painter, food has always been a central interest in her life. So when her creative passion grew to include the visual arts, it was only natural that she paint the subjects she wrote about for so many years. Richmond’s sweeping food-scapes are bursting with color, flavor, and an innovative perspective. Her solo exhibit, “Food, Glorious Food,” will be featured at The Art League Gallery, April 7 – May 2, 2011.

“I am drawn to the bulbous shapes of food: the sweeping curves, tightening spirals, rounded edges, plumply ovate and corpulent.” For Richmond, design is the key element in her work, followed by color. Her choice of what to paint is purely visual – it’s all about the composition, color, and the strong design elements that form as a result of a particular composition.

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon Opens in Haymarket

Tranquility Day Spa and Salon is moving and re-opening its doors in downtown Haymarket , Va. on Tues., Mar. 29, with renovations underway to host a new Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge in May. Located at 15125 Washington Street, Suite 304, the 4,800 square-foot salon will be offering its traditional hair services, as well as facial, nail care and massages, but will also be expanding to feature a Beauty Bar and Sleep Lounge, which is still under construction. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Salon Daniel Raises More than $500 to Help the American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association’s Go RED campaign, Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., raised more than $500.  For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Salon Daniel collected the donations by asking their clients to wear ‘red’ on Saturdays. Salon Daniel donated 10 percent of the client’s total service to the American Heart Association.

We appreciate the support of all our customers who helped make the Go Red campaign such a success. Heart disease is something we all need to be aware of, and the Go Red campaign is a great way to get the word out to take care of our hearts, said Daniel Bechara, owner of Salon Daniel, McLean, Va.

 

This Week's Super NOVA Shares Spring Fashion Tips

This Week's Super NOVA Shares Spring Fashion Tips

This week’s Super NOVA is Stefanie Ball, who at age 23 is the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the up and coming clothing line Union of Angels by Cynthia Bapst, a model, and a host of Style in the City, a show about style and lifestyle in the nation’s capital. Ball, who is originally from the DC area, studied Pubic Relations at George Mason University and is currently a resident of Alexandria.

Ball works most of the week from home, but makes weekly trips to the Union of Angel’s design studio in Warrenton, VA.  She also spends a fare amount of time traveling around the country for different fashion shows. Yesterday, Ball worked on editing footage from Miami Fashion Week with videographer Jonathan Austin. Her next trip is for Nashville Fashion Week in two weeks from now.

Art League Exhibits Opening This Thursday: "Water Marks," "Carnivalé," and f11's "Room of Our Own"

Art League Exhibits Opening This Thursday: "Water Marks," "Carnivalé," and f11's "Room of Our Own"

Barry D. Lindley's Solo Exhibit "Water Marks"
Opening Reception this Thursday, Ma
rch 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at The Art League Gallery

Watercolorist Barry D. Lindley creates striking paintings portraying the effect water has on natural and man-made objects. Filled with both precision and fluidity, these works that are both “of and from water” invigorate the viewer with a sense of physicality and force. Lindley’s solo exhibit, "Water Marks," will be on display in The Art League Gallery, March 10 - April 4, 2011.