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CLOSED - "Art of Masks" Exhibit Submissions Due Sept. 20
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CLOSED – “Art of Masks” Exhibit Submissions Due Sept. 20

The Arlington Public Library is seeing submission of handmade masks for a group exhibit…

Trail Tales: A Rock is Lively
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Trail Tales: A Rock is Lively

Installed April – May 2016 at Long Branch Nature Center.

Explore World War II through Arlington's Memories
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Explore World War II through Arlington’s Memories

Artifacts from Life on the Homefront On display at Central Library, April 2016. Just in time for Arlington Reads 2016, Central Library is hosting an artifact-rich exhibition on Arlington County in World War II. It’s the story of a community undergoing rapid transition from fading farms to new homes to the Pentagon, all while sending […]

Yorktown High School Artist of the Month: Alaxira Huon-Dumentat
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Yorktown High School Artist of the Month: Alaxira Huon-Dumentat

“Mad Hatter” – Digital Photography On exhibit at the Westover Branch Library, March 2016. Artist Statement: On Halloween, my friend wore this amazing Mad Hatter costume and I just had to take a picture. Mr. Fleischer allowed me to go into the studio, where I had her sit on a chair and added lighting so […]

2016 Scholastic Art Show
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2016 Scholastic Art Show

Photography, Painting and Sculpture by Arlington Students Each winter, the Library hosts the Regional Scholastic Art Award, a competition which encompasses all Middle School and High School students in Arlington County. Almost 2000 works of art were submitted and judged by three jurors. Out of these, the judges awarded either a Gold or a Silver Certificate to […]

Yorktown Artist of the Month: Emily Villatoro
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Yorktown Artist of the Month: Emily Villatoro

“Inner Life” – Acrylic Paint on Paper On exhibit at the Westover Branch Library, November 2015. Emily’s Artist Statement: My painting expresses the value of self-reflection and conveys what we might actually see when we look in the mirror. We are all so much more than just our appearance. Some people hate what they see, […]

Trail Tales: Water Rolls, Water Rises
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Trail Tales: Water Rolls, Water Rises

Installed September 2015 – March 2016   Water Rolls, Water Rises / El Agua Rueda, el Agua Sube by Pat Mora, illustrations by Meilo So, translation by Adriana Domínguez & Pat Mora In an expressive celebration of the world’s waterscapes, verse and mixed-media illustrations swing from placid to tempestuous, creating an effective and fitting ebb […]

Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society
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Civil War Artifacts from the Arlington Historical Society

Our History on Display On Exhibit at the Aurora Hills Branch Library, July – August 2015 Like most museums, the Arlington Historical Museum (located in the Hume School) has more artifacts than can be displayed at any one time. So the Arlington Historical Society recently launched an effort to locate display areas in public spaces around the County […]

Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
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Trail Tales: Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Installed April – September 2015   Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak As a boy and a girl walk in fields near their house, they see many birds and hear their distinctive calls. But a quiet bird captures the children’s attention. Sitting in her nest in a tree, […]

Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library
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Voices of Little Saigon in Clarendon: Public Art on View at Central Library

Public Art and Oral Histories Honor Clarendon’s Vietnamese Heritage On May 9, 2015, artist Khánh H. Lê’s temporary public installation will be on display in the fountain of Clarendon Central Park for “Echoes of Saigon,” a multimedia celebration honoring the journey of Clarendon’s Vietnamese community during the late 1970’s and 1980’s. In addition to the […]