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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Saturday, November 08, 2008
Art Eyes Happy Hour
Art Eyes Coordinator Tabitha Jacques
On Thursday November 7th, 2008, Art Eyes Happy Hour at the Ellipse was a great success, thanks to Event Coordinator, Tabitha Jacques! After receiving a B.A. in Art History from Gallaudet University and a M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Georgetown University, Jacques recently began organizing Art Eyes events as a way to reach out to the hearing impaired art loving community. Art Eyes is designed to create dialogue, art critique amongst peers and interpretation of artworks. Their mission is to empower the Deaf community and to become more involved with the Visual Arts. Targeted audiences include all artists, art lovers and the art-curious. ASL interpreters were present at the event to translate for the three artists in attendance, Frank Hallam Day, Mary Coble and Jason Horowitz.
Frank Hallam Day (center left) and ASL interpreter Grace Hetrick (center right)
Mary Coble (left) speaking about her work 'Blood Script'
Jason Horowitz (center) commenting on the digital quality of his model's blue contact lens in the photograph 'Gia No 2'
Tabitha Jacques (right) calling for a round of applause for the participating artists
The Ellipse would like to thank Tabitha Jacques for a wonderful evening! We hope she comes again soon for another Art Eyes event!
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The Ellipse Arts Center is participating in FOTOWeek/DC 2008!
"The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation’s capital, including photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland."
- Courtesty FOTOWeek/DC website
Click on the link below to view a list of all participating galleries and museums:
An Uncommon Beauty Featured in the Washington Post
Don Zientara (left) and his grandson Saro Harvey (right).
Arlington's Wakefield High School student Saro Harvey was featured in the Washington Post in the article entitled "Owning His Gay Identity - at 15 Years Old" by Theresa Vargas! Pictured with his grandfather, Don Zientara, Harvey was a guest of the Ellipse Arts Center for opening night of Uncommon Beauty.
Chess Players at the Ellipse!Good friends, Ron and Jerome, play chess in the gallery. Jerome, the Ellipse Arts Center parking attendant works the morning shift. We hope they come back again!
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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.