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Summer Brings New artWorks Exhibits at Old Ox Brewery

Image: Crossing the Ward by Samantha Marshal

Image: Crossing the Ward by Samantha Marshal

Show Features Works by Samantha S. Marshall
Press Release: May 22, 2017

The LAC's artWorks program will feature the work of an accomplished Loudoun artist this summer. Photographer Samantha Marshall's arresting digital images will adorn the walls of the Old Ox Brewery Tasting Room.

Marshall's work inthe show "If These Walls Could Talk..." is based on photographs she alters digitally for effect. Her images have a breathtaking sense of imagery and staging. The exhibit will be up at Old Ox Brewery at 44652 Guilford Dr #114, in Ashburn June through August. The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays through Sundays; check www.oldoxbrewery.com for details. Meet Samantha at a special Artist's Reception on Friday June 16 at 7 pm.

Over the past two years the artWorks program has launched several art exhibits at area venues, each curated for the individual space. These shows and accompanying Artist's Receptions have resulted in new connections between artists and patrons, as well as art sales. Patrons can buy art on the spot using the LAC's new tagging system, which uses QR codes. Purchasers can pay for art using their smart phones, show the receipt to staff, and take their artwork home. "It's important to make the art purchase as easy as possible for patrons," says LAC President Jill Evans-Kavaldjian. Interested in learning more about becoming an artWorks artist or venue? Visit our artWorks page.

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The artWorks Exhibit Program matches local venues with local artists.

In Front of My Lens: A Christmas Tree Farmer

Reston has been a host to this wonderful Christmas Tree lot for 8 years.  The owner and operator, Travis of Hopkins Farms was nice enough to let me wander and just take in all the nostalgia these beautiful douglas firs bring.  From the trees (including a few HUGE 8-9 foot ones), to the fresh wreaths, the strung lights and old RV, this Christmas tree lot made me wish Christmas was already here...  and wish it would never end!

There is nothing like a fresh Christmas tree!  Surround yourself with all the magical wonder of scents, lights and treats of the season, and think back on all your Christmas memories and traditions!

You can find Travis's fresh trees and wreaths (awesome prices, BTW!) until Christmas week in the lot at the corner of Reston Parkway and Sunrise Valley.

Enjoy your holidays and stay safe!