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2300 Degrees of Icy Abandon - the show

Upcoming Artist Show and Reception

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The Arts in the Village Gallery announces the November Featured Artists Exhibit "2300 Degrees of Icy Abandon", a show capturing the chilly emotion of shapes, light and motility. Featuring the glasswork of Aimee Johns and the fine art photography of Samantha S. Marshall, join us at the Gallery to experience this intriguing show. 

Johns tackles her creative projects with a renegade style of creativity. She says of her newest icy collection, "It doesn't bother me to 'break it until I make it'.  I’m still getting to know the glass and finding the compromise between its own struggle to be what it thinks it is verses what I want it to be. It’s the perfect kind of chemical romance."    

Marshall's arresting digital images will adorn the feature walls. Marshall's work in the show begins their life as hidden places many do not even know exist, and once captured on film, she brings to life a striking image that evokes emotion. Her pieces have a sense of imagery and staging that breathes life into her subjects, especially abandoned spaces throughout the country. 

Meet Aimee, Samantha, and other gallery artists while enjoying an upscale beer and food tasting by Bowlero of the Village of Leesburg, Delirium Cafe of Leesburg, and Old Ox Brewery of Ashburn, along with desserts by RTC's Red Velvet Cupcakery, and live music by Chris Hankins at this public reception on Saturday, November 18th, from 4 to 7 pm.

 Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175.
Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com
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Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/
 

The Village at Leesburg's Christmas Tree Lighting and festivities will also add to this exciting evening!
Be one of the first 50 guests at the reception and get a special event SWAG BAG!

This Exhibit will be open from November 1-30, 2017.

Art Spaces in Beautiful Places

A Summer-time Lake Anne painting inspired by Sweet Memories Photography... Luisa of Aziul Art in Reston, VA reached out this Summer and asked for an inspirational photo of a special spot in Reston.  Lake Anne is home to a unique group of independently owned shops and restaurants.  It is one of the more historical Reston centers and hosts everything from weekend farmer's markets to a new brewery! 

I took an afternoon and went to the lake for some fresh photos through the crowds, and sent my favorites to Luisa. She picked her favorite and referenced it on her phone as she did a live painting right there by the lake! She then used her creation to teach a group at the Cork and Canvas Event (wine and painting class) this Summer!  

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It was such a blast being able to collaborate with this amazing artist and to see one of my photos become a new masterpiece for her students to take home and enjoy!  

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Of course, I took the class as well so I could have an original!

Of course, I took the class as well so I could have an original!