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:
@artsinthevillage on instagram

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.

In Front of My Lens: It's the Little Things, Like Making Jewelry

When artists unite, amazing art is made. Belleza Mia Jewelry, based in Oregon is a perfect example of talent, beauty and collaborative ideas!  Owner, Kendra Goodrich sent out an invitation to photographers, all varying in styles, to work with her gorgeous pieces of art. Every photographer was given full creative license and the result is awesome. Kendra receives some great advertising material, and each photographer is given a piece or two of her beautiful jewelry in kind!

The shoot: All of these gorgeous pieces were handmade with such craftsmanship!   Great for sweet gifts... for teachers, mothers, grandmothers and even yourself!

Simple. Elegant. Timeless. 
Check out Kendra's company site at  

Milk Bath Photography... Yes, it's a real thing!

From maternity sessions to just making a fine art session come to life... the milk bath is one of those things that people may hear about and see pop up on social media for soon to be mama, but never dreamed it would be something to try. Well, dreams can come true!  A milk bath session is fun, private, creative, beautiful and best of all doable!  

We decided to launch this style of session with a bright floral style in deep fuchsia against the opaque white bath.  Relaxing and calm and beautiful.

And then we went for a silly and unique twist by swapping the flowers for fruit loops!  As beautiful as the flowers are, the fruit loops just make you smile ear to ear!

This style of photo session is another favorite of mine!  If you are interested in doing a session or know of a soon to be mom who would love to experience a maternity milk bath, contact me for details!