Jan
10
Fri
Kaleidoscope and Catharsis Exhibits for January 2020 at Gallery Clarendon @ Gallery Clarendon
Jan 10 – Feb 9 all-day
Kaleidoscope and Catharsis Exhibits for January 2020 at Gallery Clarendon @ Gallery Clarendon

Exhibit Openings: KALEIDOSCOPE and CATHARSIS

Dates: Jan 6 – Feb 9 2020
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists: Friday, January 10, 5-7pm
Free and open to the public

Location: Gallery Clarendon
2800 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

There is a delicious irony at play in the universe when things are not always what they seem. Gallery Clarendon, for example, was once a restaurant. Several restaurants, in fact. For that is how things often go in Clarendon. And then someone was able to look at a space that once served food and say, “You know what would be great here? ART.” And so the space was reinvisioned, and redesigned, as a place to feed the soul. At the end of February, this temporary gallery, for it was always designed to be temporary, will be reimagined once more, and will become a restaurant once again.

The timing is almost an act of beauty in itself, for while the space was being reimagined, so was the work about to be displayed for its last exhibit, Kaleidoscope.

When viewed through a kaleidoscope, the world alters and beautifully distorts reality through its lens. For its national juried show, juried by noted artist Gavin Glakas, Gallery Clarendon sought art which challenged the viewer to see the world through a different lens; art which challenges perceptions, depicts alternate viewpoints and reality or simply shows the beauty in seeing things from a different angle.

Upstairs, in the Overlook Gallery, Sana Shahid’s solo “Catharsis,” consists of works in several media including acrylic, pencil and watercolor. Among these is “The Hands Series,” a collection of acrylics-based paintings on canvas which the artists says “capture the essence of human nature: that starts from the ground up, influencing the way we tinker, toy, and imagine, and inspires a belief that where we create, can affect what we create.”

While you are soaking up the art and meeting the artists, you will be listening to the live light jazz of HYFY, a musical collective led by Avi Walter. HYFY has been playing the Gallery Clarendon opening receptions since the gallery first appeared on the scene, featuring local musicians such as Jack Philipoom and Cliff Blum, who will be appearing on Friday, and Sam Matheson, Jason Hayes, and Brandon Landers.

Gallery Clarendon’s last opening reception will be this Friday, January 10th, from 5-7pm. The opening reception is free to the public, and many of the artists will be present and would love to meet you and discuss their work.

Attached Image: Perseverance – Children of War series, Acrylic on canvas, by Michael Fischerkeller

Attached Image: Raise Your Hands, Acrylic on canvas, by Sana Shahid
Link for HYFY: https://www.facebook.com/HYFYandFriends/
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Gallery Clarendon is located about a block away from the Clarendon Metro, and is easily accessible by public transportation or by car.

For more information about Gallery Clarendon, visit www.galleryclarendon.org.
Gallery Hours: 11am – 7pm daily
Metro accessible (Clarendon station on Orange line). Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in adjacent public garages.

GALLERY CLARENDON
An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery
2800 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
571-312-7813

Contact:
Sandi Parker
Managing Director of Galleries
art@galleryclarendon.org

Jan
21
Tue
Forty+ Project: Jane Franklin Dance @ Theatre on the Run
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm
Forty+ Project: Jane Franklin Dance @ Theatre on the Run

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project

Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults.
This project culminates with a performance at Theatre on the Run on April 25, 2020. The project is open to people of all physical facilities. No previous performance experience is necessary.
About Brynna Shank
Brynna Shank is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the DC area. As well as dancing with Jane Franklin Dance, she is the Ballet Program Coordinator at District Dance Company and enjoys doing many projects throughout the DMV. Brynna graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with her BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Administration in 2016. Since then she has worked with multiple companies including Gin Dance Company, Nomadic Artist, Connect the Dots Company, and Aras Dance.
About Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance partners with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.

Feb
1
Sat
The Big Meow @ Theatre on the Run
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Big Meow @ Theatre on the Run |  |  |

Little Cat is an ever-hopeful fluff ball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats. The Big Meow is a story of a Little Cat’s hope, disappointment, courage and need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music, and an interactive participatory introduction for young children.

Show opens with participatory introduction or performances by local youth groups:
-January 25 – Interactive Participation
-February 1 – Students from JFD Mini-Camp: Why Do Cicadas Scream?
-February 8 – Choreographer’s Collaboration Project

Feb
8
Sat
The Big Meow @ Theatre on the Run
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Big Meow @ Theatre on the Run |  |  |

Little Cat is an ever-hopeful fluff ball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats. The Big Meow is a story of a Little Cat’s hope, disappointment, courage and need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength. The performance incorporates spoken word, movement, music, and an interactive participatory introduction for young children.

Show opens with participatory introduction or performances by local youth groups:
-January 25 – Interactive Participation
-February 1 – Students from JFD Mini-Camp: Why Do Cicadas Scream?
-February 8 – Choreographer’s Collaboration Project

Feb
15
Sat
National Chamber Ensemble: Swingin’ Sweethearts Day, Valentine’s Tribute To Benny Goodman @ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
National Chamber Ensemble: Swingin’ Sweethearts Day, Valentine's Tribute To Benny Goodman @ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

Proudly presented with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.

Sure to be a season highlight, don’t miss the Valentine’s Salute to the legendary Benny Goodman, featuring clarinetist Julian Milkis. Goodman’s only student and renowned protege performs some of his mentors most popular jazz and classical compositions with NCE.

Mar
21
Sat
National Chamber Ensemble: The Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi @ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
National Chamber Ensemble: The Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi @ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

NCE will wow the audience with its creative revival of Antonio Vivaldi’s extraordinary Four Seasons; featuring humorous demonstrations, spectacular multimedia and reading of the sonnets. Experience the “Seasons” like never before. Uncover the story of the most popular composition of Antonio Vivaldi through words, images and music simultaneously.

May
2
Sat
National Chamber Ensemble: Something Borrowed @ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
National Chamber Ensemble: Something Borrowed @ Gunston Arts Center - Theatre 1

Exciting season finale of great compositions that became so famous and popular other instruments had to steal or “borrow” them to make them their own. Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Georges Bizet, Vincenzo Bellini, The Beatles and more… Bowen McCauley Dance Company returns for an enticing new joint creation.