The Ellipse Arts Center has reopened!
Please come visit us. We missed you! Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11am–7pm; Saturdays 11am–2pm Location: Ellipse Arts Center, one block West of the Ballston metro 4350 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203 http://www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm
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Crossing Glances: Regards Croisés Exhibition Reviewed in the French Media
Exhibition book author Didier Rousseletwrites, "two cities glance at each other, or rather each city invites one of its artists to serve as its eye on the other. A photographer comes from Reims to glance at Arlington; another comes from Arlington to do the same in Reims. And each of them returns home with his or her rich crop of photographs revealing overlooked features and hidden truths."
Artist John Babineau (right) speaks about his experience in Reims.
Artist Cécile Bethléem posing in front of her compilation of photographs, "Topology Fragment #15"
"Crossing Glances" author Didier Rousselet
Barbara Favola Chair of the Arlington County Board (left) and Norma Kaplan, Division Chief for Arlington Cultural Affairs (right).
Charles Daris, Head of Arlington Sister City Association (left) with ASL volunteer Sarah Ivory (right).
Anne Carpenter, Arts Management Specialist for Arlington Cultural Affairs (left) and Geoffrey Aldridge, Assistant Curator of Public Art for Arlington Cultural Affairs (right).
Please join us at the Ellipse for our upcoming events:
Copyright Basics for Professional Artists with John D. Mason of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts on Thursday, February 5 from 7-9pm.
Book Signing and Discussion with Photographer John Babineau and Exhibition Book Author Didier Rousselet on Thursday, March 5 from 7-9pm.
Exhibition book author Didier Rousselet writes, "Two cities glance at each other, or rather each city invites one of its artists to serve as its eye on the other. A photographer comes from Reims to glance at Arlington; another comes from Arlington to do the same in Reims. And each of them returns home with his or her rich crop of photographs revealing overlooked features and hidden truths."
EXHIBITION PROGRAMSOpening Reception: Thursday, January 22, 6-9pm; exhibition remarks begin at 6:30PM This event is an Art Eyes program and ASL interpreters will be present. Art Eyes is designed to create dialogue, art critique among peers and interpretation of artworks. Their mission is to empower the deaf community to become move involved in the visual arts. Targeted audiences include all artists, art lovers and art-curious.
Copyright Basics for Professional Artists with John D. Mason of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts:Thursday, February 5, 7-9pm Presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, this workshop will cover the basic legalities of copyrights, trademarks and contracts for visual artists. John D. Mason is a Washington DC / Maryland based art and entertainment and intellectual property attorney. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark matters, litigation, contracts and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists and creative people and companies to protect and exploit their work and is also a literary agent. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers for the Arts. The website for his new firm, The Intellectual Property Group, PLLC, is www.artlaws.com.
Book Signing and Discussion with Photographer John Babineau and Exhibition Catalogue Author Didier Rousselet: Thursday, March 5, 7-9pm Didier Rousselet is an actor, stage director and writer. He holds a doctoral degree in theatrical studies. He founded and directed LE NEON French-American Theatre in Arlington for 17 years. Since 2004, Mr. Rousselet, who has taught history and geography, has been combining travels and writing projects. John Babineau, is a fine art photographer specializing in street photography and a resident of Arlington, Virginia. After a three-year enlistment in the US Army in the late 1960s, John attended the New England School of Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, graduating with a degree in photography and art education. He has taught photography to various age groups and skill levels. John has also exhibited in a variety of photographic venues including the Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington, DC areas.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS
Individual Artist Spotlight Grant Program For Visual, Media, Literary and Performing Artists: FY 2010 Grant Deadline: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 9:00PM
Spotlight Grants are intended to encourage Arlington-based visual, media, literary and performing artists to develop and present innovative new arts projects or programs that benefit Arlington County and its residents, increase access to an involvement in arts experiences for Arlington residents and to respond to diverse community needs. Eligibility and Basic Guidelines for Spotlight Grants: For legal residents of Arlington County, aged 18 or older. For performing, literary, visual and media artists. Total funding is $15,000, offering three grants for $5,000. At least one public presentation is required during the 12-month grant period.
January 27th, 2009 is also the FY 2010 deadline for Challenge Grants (for small- and mid-sized arts organizations) and Festivals, Performances and Community Events Support.
Ellipse Arts Center is a 3,000 square foot visual arts facility managed by Arlington Cultural Affairs. Our mission is to provide a diverse schedule of high quality programs in the visual arts, provide opportunities for visual artists and develop an engaged and appreciative audience. The Ellipse Arts Center will make accommodations for individuals with disabilities upon request (two weeks prior to the start of the program) and is accessible to people in wheelchairs.
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Here/now Artscape: Uncommon BeautyWatch the Here/now Artscape broadcast of Uncommon Beauty, with interviews by Juror, independent curator, critic, and ART in Embassies Program Curator, Sarah Tanguy, and artists, Jason Horowitz and Kay Chernush.
Arlington Public Art Upcoming Projects and EventsReception and Presentation: Corridor of Light Public Art Project Models by Artist Cliff Garten
Thursday, December 4, 7PM, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent Street, Rosslyn. 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro; Free parking in the building garage accessed from Arlington Ridge Road.
The public is invited to a reception at which artist Cliff Garten will be on hand to unveil the model for his "Corridor of Light" proposal of illuminated sculptures and light fixtures for Rosslyn's North Lynn Street corridor, sponsored by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. This event is free and open to the public.
Arlington Public Art Upcoming Projects and EventsLecture: In Sight, In Mind, The Art of Sustainable Public Works Speaker: William Morrish, Planner and Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia. Introduction: Maurice Cox, Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts
Thursday, December 4, 8PM, Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent Street, Rosslyn. 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro; Free parking in the building garage accessed from Arlington Ridge Road. William Morrish will be the keynote speaker at the Americans for the Arts conference on public art master planning and he will kick off the Planet Arlington and Architectural Speaker Series with a lecture on public art and the future of infrastructure design. He is the co-author of the "Phoenix Public Art Master Plan", a seminal work in the field of public art master planning. He will be introduced by Maurice Cox, director, Design, National Endowment for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public.
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Ellipse Arts Center is a 3,000 square foot visual arts facility managed by Arlington Cultural Affairs, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resourses. Our mission is to provide a diverse schedule of high quality programs in the visual arts, providing opportunities for visual artists, as well as developing an engaged and appreciative audience.