Sunday, October 29, 2006

Arts Council of Fairfax County Partners with GRACE to Present Annual Exhibition

Opens this week...a great group show juried by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the new American University Museum at the Katzen, Washington, DC.

Arts Council of Fairfax County Annual Juried Exhibition
at the the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) in Reston, Virginia,
a first time collaboration to present this annual exhibition

November 3 - December 1, 2006

Opening Reception at GRACE
Friday, November 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Awards and Juror's Remarks, 7 p.m

"As I approached this portrait, I kept thinking about how Papa looked over his lifetime. A handsome man, I wanted to capture that as well as show the signs of time that now mark his features. ..I saw the face that I wanted to portray: a portrait stripped of the usual accouterments of status associated with traditional portraits, yet conveying a man of dignity and distinction." "Portraits are posed figuration. But what is most important is who is doing the posing. Is the subject posing, is the artist inventing the pose, is the pose meaningful or an accidental glimpse of life that communicates on a personal level. It can be all of this, and I think that is why figuration and portraiture are so compelling and continue to be relevant in today’s art. " -Josephine Haden

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, VA 20190
Telephone: 703-471-20190
GRACE Gallery Hours
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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