Category Archives: Art

The Childrens Theatre: Jack and the Magic Beans Show Collects Food for AFAC

The Childrens Theatreof Arlington is going the extra mile supporting Arlingtonian’s by collecting canned foods for AFAC during their production of Jack and the Magic Beans! Donations of non-perishable food times will be collected in the lobby before each performance. Help them reach our goal of collecting 500 pounds of food!

Jack and the Magic Beans is getting great reviews and runs through June 12th.

Get your tickets here.

Taste of Arlington: Perfect Weather for Spring Tasting

Taste of Arlington
May 22, 2011 Noon-5 p.m.
Local foodie favorites and live music come together for this lively street festival that serves as the largest one-day event in Arlington. The stretch of Wilson Boulevard along the Ballston Commons Mall is transformed into a giant block party featuring Arlington’s best eats and drinks along with local television personalities, bands. There is no admission fee, tickets are needed to sample the food and beverages at the event. Map of vendors/activities.

Why we love it:
It’s not just FOOD! It’s lots of food! Taste test the many delights you’ve always wanted but never have. See what you’ve been missing. Arlington is home to an abundance of foodie favorites. We have incredible chef’s with inventive creations and use quality farm to table meats, cheeses and produce.

KIDS ZONE:

  • Jump Works will have a smattering of jumpy activities and the Twisted Twister slide.
  • Spanish chorus (El Coro Infantil en Espanol), Bowen McCauley Dance’s Junior Company and the Levine School of Music.
  • Arlington Arts Center
  • Let the kids experiment and develop their palate by trying the foods that look interesting but they’ve not quite said yes too. Vendors will be serving small portions, perfect to have a little taste.

Kennedy Center CETA Program Awards Arlington Teachers

Arlington teachers from Abingdon Elementary, Drew Model School and Kenmore Middle School were honored at the Kennedy Center’s Certificate of Study Awards Dinner on Friday, May 13th. The teachers were among the 69 D.C. Metropolitan area educators that have successfully completed the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program.

Through CETA’s courses and workshops, led by expert artists and artisans, teachers learn various ways to integrate the arts in their teaching of math, science, social studies and the language arts. Anne Sywilok, Abingdon Elementary Science teacher, has taught for 34 years. “This innovative program cultivates an active, fun and highly engaged learning environment for all students. Furthermore, second language learners communicate and understand at a higher level.” Her colleague, Carrie Abbott, Abingdon Elementary Communications teacher says, “CETA builds confidence in learning. Every year I witness shy students that blossom into open and expressive learners.”

Abingdon Elementary has the largest contingent of CETA certificate recipients. Under the leadership of Principal Joanne Uyeda, Abingdon’s partnership with CETA has fostered higher testing scores, a culture of engaged students and a loyal and dedicated teaching staff. Principal Uyeda commented after the event, “It was an honor to celebrate with 17 Abingdon teachers. This is another example of the staff’s continued commitment and dedication to their own professional learning and the education of our students.” Continue reading

Wakefield High School to Complete Final Two Performances of musical, “Once On This Island” this Weekend

Jhonny Maldonado, Tyler Lazzari, Delia Penalva, Dylan Everett, Jorge Acevedo, Arami McCloskey and Tony Charles. Photo by: Christine Armstrong

Wakefield High School’s spring musical, Once On This Island is in it’s last weekend of performances. The last to run this Saturday evening.

Written by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, the musical is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, the same story that Hans Christian Anderson based The Little Mermaid on. The musical is a Caribbean tale about a orphaned peasant girl, Ti Moune and her love for a rich grand home. The gods of the island take her on a colorful journey to find out which is stronger, love or death.

Marquis Allgood, Lintle Motsoasele and Adriana Lopez-Piper. Photo by: Christine Armstrong

The cast includes Lintle Motsoasele, Tony Charles, Jame Jackson, Jhonny Maldonado, Delia Penalva, Dylan Everett, Adriana Lopez-Piper, Marquis Allgood, Dominique Lopez-Piper, Mark Tanner, Jorge Acevedo, Carla Astudillo, Tyler Lazzari, Arami McCloskey, Alexa Moore, Shelton Siegel, Sasha Vasquez and features Kyra Smith from Claremont Immersion School.

Mark Tanner, Dylan Everett and back row: Dominique Lopez-Piper, Lintle Motsoasele, and Shelton Siegel. Photo by: Christine Armstrong

Final performance dates are May 13th and 14th at 7pm at the Wakefield High School auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Ballston Arts and Crafts Market is Back!

Ballston Arts and Crafts Market

The Ballston A&C Market is Arlington’s ONLY 100% handmade indie market. The next monthly market is this Saturday, May 14th continuing the second Saturday of every month until October!

By: Grumpy Haters

This season, they’ll have everything from organic baby bibs, felt toys, soft plushes, children’s fashions, all-natural soaps & lotions and much more. Plus, from noon – 2:00 we’ll have live, kid-friendly music for everyone to enjoy!

And this year, Saffron Yoga is hosting FREE yoga classes for the whole family from 12-2pm inside the grassy circle at the Market! Children are encouraged to join! Each month, donations will be accepted to benefit a different charitable organization. On May 14th, donations will go the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.

Portable Playmat for Cars

There’s plenty of shade and benches to just hang out and enjoy the day. You can even catch some lunch while your there! Maybe some delicious, organic crepes by Solar Crepes.

This is a fun, family-friendly event that’s held in Welburn Square located between N. Stuart & N. 9th Streets across from the Ballston Metro on the Orange Line.

Bring  the entire family!

Move Me! Family Arts Experience Festival

Move Me! Arts Experience Festival hosted by Bowen McCauley Dance, will take place Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 2:00-5:00PM at Kenmore Middle School.

What is it? A FREE family-friendly event that celebrates arts, culture and wellness in local communities by bringing together a variety of organizations from throughout the DC Metro area to provide activities and entertainment.  The event incorporates a multitude of experiences into one afternoon, including dance, music, visual art, literary art, and fitness activities. The Kenmore Junior Company, and Dance for PD (Parkinson Disease) will also participate.

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Open House Art Sampler at TJ Art Studios

Open house hands-on fun! Explore the studios and classes, meet the talented instructors and even get a little dirty.

Try-It sessions in ceramics, photography, jewelry and mixed media. Art instructors for  children and adult classes will be available for demonstrations and to answer questions on all the community arts resource programs. There will be light refreshments served and pottery for sale.

Location:
TJ Art Studios is located inside of Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 S 2nd St., Arlington, VA 22201
Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm