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Visual Artist Kate Fleming "Talks" 50 States Project

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 04/27/2021

Daniel Manzoni Daniel Manzoni "Talks" About Festival Argentino

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Daniel Manzoni, Executive Director of the Festival Argentino, updated us with all the details about this upcoming event. Forced to cancel last year's festival, this will be a live, in-person production. Find out which dancers and singers will be performing, including folk singers, tango dancers, rock and roll musicians and pop music singers. Also learn about the safety protocols that will be required for patrons, as well as some interesting insight into traveling to and from Argentina.

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Dean of GMU Visual and Performing Arts Dept. Rick Davis Dean of GMU Visual and Performing Arts Dept. Rick Davis "Talks" Art Education

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The Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University (GMU) Rick Davis joined us for to chat about educational programs and careers in the arts. Find out about diverse arts programs available to students at GMU, why their School of Arts is an amazing success story, and his insight about the benefits of an arts education. Also get the details on upcoming productions at the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the opening of a GMU gallery in the Latitudes building in Virginia Square.

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Working in DC Principals Working in DC Principals "Talk" About Their Mission and Upcoming Event

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"Working in DC's" Artistic Producer Shanara Gabrielle and Casting Director Jorge Acevedo joined us for a discussion about their organization which celebrates the working class/labor. They also give us details about their Labor Day event. The discussion includes their views on why theater is so important, their honor of being the first organization in the DMV to be Allied with Broadway for Justice, and their thoughts on whether we will see some pronounced change on the equity front in the theater industry.

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GMU's Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar GMU's Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar "Talks" Dance Therapy for Seniors

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Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University updates us on the many benefits of dance and movement therapy for seniors. Overall, dance allows for healthy aging or seniors remaining active members of their community physically, mentally and spiritually. Also learn about recent studies done in the movement therapy field, work that still needs to be done and his overall advice and views with respect to dance and seniors.

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Arlington Strategy Principals Arlington Strategy Principals "Talk" Marketing, Branding and Communiciations

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Jennifer Mulchandani, CEO/Founder, and Heather Myklegard, Director of Marketing & Communications from the marketing company Arlington Strategy discuss the many services they provide non-profit organizations including marketing, branding, social media and communications strategies. Also get insight and advice about marketing and communications for arts organizations as they reopen and relaunch after the shutdown. Most importantly, find out why you must "say what you are going to do and do what you say." 

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Dr. Niyati Dhokai Dr. Niyati Dhokai "Talks" Music Therapy for Veterans and Their Families

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Dr. Niyati Dhokai, the Director of the Veterans and the Arts Initiative Program at George Mason University talks in this podcast about how effective music therapy is for Veterans returning from active duty, battling PTSD and other injuries, and how their families and children benefit from these sessions, including more feelings of relaxation, improved sense of well-being, more effective social interaction skills and the development of a sense of comfort outside the rehab center.

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Christina Papanicolaou Christina Papanicolaou "Talks" Goals for Arlington Artists Alliance

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The new Executive Director of the Arlington Artists Alliance Christina Papanicolaou briefed us on her plans for the organization including a revamp of the organization's website, creating a centralized online site, opening an educational center/artist studio spaces, build up their social media presence and reopening the Academy. Also learn how her New York City gallery helped emerging artists with their first shows, the unique "gold leaf" art technique, and two exciting upcoming events at the Alliance.

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Eleanore Tapscott and Simone Jackson-Charles Eleanore Tapscott and Simone Jackson-Charles "Talk" Theater

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Director Eleanore Tapscott and Actor Simone Jackson-Charles appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us the details about Dominion Stage's production of "The Bluest Eye" based on the novel by Toni Morrison. Find out how they both got into the theater business, what it felt like to rehearse in person with the other cast members and how they dealt with the hard issues in the play of racism, violence, sexual abuse and mental illness. Also learn where Morrison got the idea for her book.

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Visual Artist Agata Peszko Visual Artist Agata Peszko "Talks" Working with Felt

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Visual artist Agata Peszko joined us to talk about her unique artwork with felt (which is working with wool, soap and water). Find out how she learned about this unique art medium, her creative process of working with the felt, her career journey from Poland through Paris through London and ultimately landing in Arlington. Hear how the pandemic impacted her, where her work has been exhibited and where she loves to see her work shown. And find out her very original thoughts on why art is like teenagers.

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Musicians Liz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson Musicians Liz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson "Talk" Chamber Music

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Musicians and duo founding members of the 9th Street Chamber Music organization Liz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson talked about their new entity (which evolved from the 9th Street Chamber Quartet) and its focus on three areas: Education, Concerts and Community Collaboration to achieve their vision of becoming ore involved in their community through chamber music. Also get all the details about the July 16th launch party and the origins behind those "clapping non-no's" between movements during concerts.

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Visual Artist Kate Fleming is interviewed in this show about her ambitious and laudable "50 States Project" which captures the United States at a specific - and tumultuous - time. Find out where they have been, how the project changed after the COVID pandemic hit, how they decide where in each state to visit and some of the art pieces already created as part of the series. Also learn about how she became a professional artist and how to keep abreast of their travels and artwork as they visit the remaining 33 states.