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Artist and Curator "Talk" About Unique Exhibit at Arlington Arts Center

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 03/10/2020

Lorton Workhouse CEO Leon Scioscia Lorton Workhouse CEO Leon Scioscia "Talks" Development Plans

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

The President and CEO of the Lorton Workhouse Foundation Leon Scioscia educated us on the history of the Lorton campus and how it became an arts center after years as a federal prison, as well as exciting development plans for the future. Also hear about the may diverse arts genres offered including 65 visual artist studios, several galleries, and performing arts department that produces and presents several productions each year (including the upcoming "Women Playing Hamlet" and "Urinetown" coming this spring. Plus they offer numerous arts classes from painting to photography to ceramics to...

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Margaret Hancock, Executive Director Margaret Hancock, Executive Director "Talks" Virginia Commission for the Arts

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The new Executive Director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) Margaret Hancock talked to us about the VCA, the services it provides, different grant programs for artists, arts organizations and educators, revised grants rolling out in December, and her goals for the VCA including providing a grant in every county in the state. Also hear about other programs they are involved in including Poetry Out Loud, capacity building workshops, and an Impact Celebration coming in January to celebrate the impact of the arts.

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Matthew Powell, Ballet Nova Matthew Powell, Ballet Nova "Talks" New Nutcracker

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The Artistic Director of Ballet Nova Matthew Powell returned to the show to talk about the upcoming production of "The Nutcracker," including some new tweaks to the ballet, a guest performer, petite productions for younger audiences (who get to do some dancing after the show) and a unique backstage behind-the-scenes opportunity for patrons. Also get all the details about their spring show, camps, recently approved Strategic Plan and an exciting collaborative event with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

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Sara Barker Sara Barker "Talks" Avant Bard Scripts in Play Festival

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One of the Producing Partners of Avant Bard Theatre Sara Barker returned to the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to update our listeners on their upcoming Scripts in Play Festival. Find out about the three plays chosen and their playwrights, how the scripts to be presented are chosen, and how this event is so helpful to the playwrights. Also learn about their unique venues for the festival this year. And get a sneak peek at the rest of the Avant Bard season.

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Danielle Glosser, Client Raiser Danielle Glosser, Client Raiser "Talks" Services for Visual Artists

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The Founder and President of the consulting firm Client Raiser Danielle Glosser joined us on the show to talk about the critical and effective services she provides visual artists from marketing to sales to outreach to branding (i.e., drafting artist statements), as well as her process for determining how to help them determine their goals. She also helps clients sell their art and conducts workshops on important topics for artists to improve their businesses. And hear some of her anecdotal success stories!

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ArtsFairfax Principals ArtsFairfax Principals "Talk" Services, Initiatives and More

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The new Chair of ArtsFairfax Scott Cryer and the Executive Director Linda Sullivan joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to share with us the mission, services, and initiatives the organization provides arts organizations and artists throughout Fairfax. Scott also shared his goals as Chair, as well as why the arts are so important for us all. ArtsFairfax has available a "Creative Spaces Toolkit" that helps arts organizations find and utilize temporary empty spaces and an alliance has been started among the Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria arts agencies to host...

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Director Rikki Howie and Actor Mack Leamon Director Rikki Howie and Actor Mack Leamon "Talk" King Hedley II

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Director Rikki Howie and Actor Mack Leamon appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us all the details about the upcoming production of "King Hedley II" being presented by Dominion Stage. Find out what the show is about, how it fits into August Wilson's Pittsburgh cycle of plays, how did Mack prepare for this role as King Hedley and get some insight behind why the set is done in a certain way. Although hear how both ended up in the theater industry.

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Actor Antonio Michael Woodard Actor Antonio Michael Woodard "Talks" Emmett Till and Racial Justice

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Actor Antonio Michael Woodard who plays Emmett Till in the upcoming premiere repertory production of the "Emmett Till Trilogy" of plays gives us a wide-ranging interview about how he got into acting, how he prepared himself to portray Emmett Till, an interesting factoid that he learned about Emmett's father and his unique approach to playing characters that existed in real life.  Also, as part of an Embracing Arlington Arts Theater Educational Podcast Series being released next month, what are his views on the issue today and how do we keep the conversation going.

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Reginald Douglas Reginald Douglas "Talks" Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice

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The Artistic Director of Mosaic Theater Reginald Douglas joined us to talk about the premiere of the repertory production of the "Emmett Till Trilogy," as well as offered his insight and views on racial justice in our nation today as a component of our podcast educational series. Find out what he thinks the role of the theater industry is in spurring discussions about important issues in our nation, what he learned about Emmett Till and his family through these works, what he hopes the Till family will say after seeing the shows and much more. As part of an Embracing Arlington Arts Theater...

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Catie Anchin, Director, Contemporary Art Museum Catie Anchin, Director, Contemporary Art Museum "Talks" Big News

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The Executive Director of the formerly-named Arlington Arts Center Catie Anchin returned to the show to update our listeners on the very exciting changes happening at the gallery. From a rebranding to new initiatives for corporations to teaching patrons how to build a collection to yoga, the gallery is introducing scores of new ways to bring patrons through their doors. Also hear about the latest exhibitions, including a "Made in Arlington" pop-up, and its launch of a National Biennial show featuring artists nationwide.

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The Arlington Arts Center is planning to launch a really interesting public art exhibit on their front lawn very soon. The exhibit, which relates to the history of the Maury Building, where the Center is located and Arlington slavery history, showcases the work of Artist Lynda Andrews-Barry. In this interview, Lynda tells about the unique project, her research about the topic, why this project was so important to her, and more. Curator Blair Murphy fills in details about how the project came to be.