Friday, March 05, 2010

Artist Anne Marchand’s Luminous Exhibition Featured in Crystal City Space | Crystal City BID | Arlington, VA

Anne Marchand
Luminous Exhibition
2231 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA

January 26 - April 26, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, March 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
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Artist Anne Marchand’s Luminous Exhibition Featured in Crystal City Space | Crystal City BID | Arlington, VA

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) - The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith is proud to announce a new art exhibition at 2231 Crystal Drive featuring the work of Washington, DC-based artist Anne Marchand. Consisting of eight large canvases, the Luminous exhibition—where art and the universe merge—will be on view until April 26, 2010.

“We are very excited that Vornado created an artistic opportunity that also showcases their newest lobby renovation,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID. “This collaboration is another bold example of arts, color, and culture in Crystal City that visitors, workers and residents of the area have come to expect and love.”

Inspired by the combination of colorful images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and mystical poetry, Marchand creates patterns of movement that reflect the forces of the heavens. Gestures, lines, and energetic strokes are transformed into worlds of color and exciting arcs of movement that dance across the canvases taking viewers on a journey through the cosmos into darkness, light, and back to the rhythms of the natural world. Marchand’s use of mixed media, acrylic and incorporation of texture and translucent passages of paint help create a moving and reflective exhibition.

Luminous is part of the Crystal City BID’s ARTFUL program. This new exhibition builds on the success of previous Crystal Art projects which have demonstrated the power that art can add to public spaces. Luminous is located on the recently renovated ground floor public concourse of 2231 Crystal Drive adding exceptional color to a beautiful new space. The Crystal City BID is responsible for changing how people see and perceive Crystal City, and art remains a critical means of achieving this goal by adding color, interest and conversation to the streets, sidewalks and public spaces of Crystal City.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit

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