Northern Virginia Style & Living Events
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The Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection
Capturing the horse at rest and in motion has been an obsession for many since the advent of the camera. From the first frames of a horse at full gallop from Edweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion and well into the 20th century, photographers were fascinated with the imagery of a horse standing still and the grace and power of equine movement. This exhibition shows a brief timeline of vintage and antique equine photographs from the pinnacle of black-and-white photography on loan from the private collection of Judith and Jo Tartt, Jr. Guests to the NSLM will experience the changes in photographic imagery and horsemanship over the course of a century! The Horse and the Camera: From the Judith & Jo Tartt, Jr. Photography Collection is made possible through the generous support of Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Akre.
Aug 11, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018
National Sporting Library & Museum: The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
The Horse in Ancient Greek Art features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. The exhibition and accompanying publication explore the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture, and imagery of the horse in ancient myth, war, sport, and competition. From some of the earliest examples of the horse in Greek art, to stunning examples of black and red-figure vases, the objects on view illustrate ancient equestrian life.
The exhibition begins with early images of horses on objects from the Geometric Period (c. 900–700 BCE), named for the geometric patterns and intricate designs found on artwork from the era. From there, objects from the Archaic through the Classical Period (which ended in 323 BCE) are organized by key subjects. Myth and legend are illustrated with mythological horses and horse-hybrids, such as the famous winged-horse, Pegasos, and centaurs. The horse in war is depicted with scenes of ancient cavalry and chariots, followed by hunting, which was considered good training for both war and for competitive events. Horsemanship is explored with images of grooms tending their charges and examples of ancient tack. Finally, vases and coins showing equestrian sport reveal the significance of competition in the ancient Greek world and highlight the skills and accomplishments of ancient equestrians.
Sep 9, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
Meadowlark Garden's Winter Walk of Lights
Get your tickets now for Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights which runs from Friday, November 10, 2017, through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Visit www.winterwalkoflights.com to purchase tickets and for helpful details. Buy your ticket online early as sell outs do occur-- the best ticket prices are online!
Ongoing-- Herndon Art Space Call for Musicians
ArtSpace Herndon is a gallery and performance venue created and supported by art lovers in the greater Herndon area providing opportunities for local artists and photographers to exhibit their art, teach classes, and offer workshops. As a gathering place celebrating the arts, ArtSpace Herndon is also a showcase for performers.
ArtSpace is akin to the intimacy of a house concert with the eclecticism and creativity of a gallery. If you think your music would be well suited for ArtSpace Herndon, click here to apply.
Ongoing -- Fine Art Virginia Available for Purchase
Hot New Art Available for Purchase at The Fine Art Professionals of Northern Virginia (FAP)
STITCH & RIVET HOLIDAY POP-UP-SHOP
November 9th 6:30 p.m.
Valerianne and The Sweetwood Collection will host a trunk show on November 9th at 6:30 P.M. Katie, of Stitch and Rivet, will be on hand with her wonderful collection of handmade leather handbags and waxed canvas goods. Join us for a fun shopping event, with wine, food, and good company. Northern Virginia Style & Living will be on site and we hope to see you there!
295 Sunset Park Dr. Herndon, VA 20170 | 703.437.3500
STERLING PLAYMAKERS PRESENTS MAN OF LA MANCHA
November 10,11,17, and 18th at 8 p.m
and November 12th and 19th at 2 p.m
Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Drive, Sterling.
Join us at Seneca Ridge Middle School for the one of the most successful
musicals in Broadway history. It is powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking.
Entry fee is $15.
STAGE COACH Bandits Improv
The StageCoach Bandits would like to give thanks but something's run amok and Fowl Play is suspected. They'll be looking for audience suggestions and participation in this evening full of fun and laughter.
Friday, November 17 at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147.
Seating will begin at 7:00pm. Show begins at 7:30pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for separate purchase.
Tickets: $12 online advance purchase - online reservations will close at 5:00pm the day of the show.
$15 at the door
Ladies Night Holiday Ornaments at the Cooley Gallery
Thursday November 30 and Wednesday, December 6 at 7 PM - 9 PM
We are offering multiple dates for this project, November 30 and December 6, 2017. We will make ceramic Christmas Ornaments to add to your family tree and your favorite memories of Christmas past. Cooley Gallery Instructor, Lara Blackin will teach various texture techniques and wash away glazing to help you create lovely one of a kind, well 8 really, ornaments. We hope you can join us.
Each student will create 6-8 medium ornaments.
9 N King St, Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Christmas In Middleburg
On the first Saturday in December, Middleburg becomes a Christmas experience like no other-- Saturday is a full day of family festival activities, where the community comes together to celebrate the season. The day begins with Breakfast with Santa and is followed by the Middleburg Hunt review with riders on horseback and a pack of hounds coming down the main street.
After lunch, the Christmas Parade begins, featuring foot beagle hunt clubs, polo clubs, animal affinity groups (corgi owners, Great Pyrenees owners, llama and alpaca owners, etc.), community groups (VFDs, schools, scouts, churches, clubs), enthusiasts groups (MG cars, old fire trucks, Mini Coopers, muscle cars), business floats, reenactment bands (Civil War, Revolutionary War, Scots highlands), high school bands, and Santa on his coach drawn by matched Ayrshires closing the parade.
- 8:00am - 10:30am
- Breakfast with Santa and Silent Auction
Middleburg Charter School, 101 North Madison Street. The Middleburg Community Charter School PTO is proud to present "Breakfast with Santa"! Please visit our website for tickets and information: http://mccspto.my-pto.org/
- 9:00am - 5:00pm
Middleburg Community Center
Sheri Conrad, Manager: email@example.com
Middleburg Methodist Church Hot Chocolate Warm up while waiting for the hunt to ride by.
Middleburg Hunt & Hounds Review
Mounted foxhunt riders and hounds down the main Washington Street.
- 11:30am - 1:50pm
Christmas Kids' Zone!
A change from hayrides, which are not part of the program this year. Instead, kids will be able to engage in face painting, visits with Santa, interactive music and carols, and a bring your pet meet and greet. All these take place on North Madison Street at the Pink Box and Jackie Kennedy Onassis Pavilion.
- 11:30am - 2:00pm:
Middleburg United Methodist Church Soup and Ham Biscuit Lunch
$13 for adults, $7 for children under 10
Floats and animals down the main Washington Street
- 3:00pm - 6:00pm
- Spirits of Middleburg
Progressive food, wine tastings, ciders, distilled spirits at establishments from one end of town to the other
Loudoun Arts Council Mixer At North Gate Vineyard
November 10th at 7:30 pm, 11th at 7:30 pm, 12th at 2 pm , 16th at 7:30 pm , 17th at 7:30 pm , and 18th at 2pm
North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purceville, 20132
Join the Loudoun Arts Council at North Gate Vineyards for the first in a series of mixers! Meet artists, art lovers, and members of art organizations.
Enjoy award winning wines and snacks at this event!
The Nutcracker Presented by Northern Virginia Ballet
Presented by Northern Virginia Ballet
- November 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm
- November 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Please note that the performances of The Nutcracker on November 24 and 25 are presented by different companies. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.
$35 adults, $25 seniors, students, children (1-18 years)
Up on the Rooftop, Click, Click, BANG!
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but wait, Frosty the Snowman could be found nowhere!
Frosty the Snowman has been murdered?! Oh no, Oh my! Who could have killed him? How and why?
Detective S. Claus will be on the case. So, help us solve this murder and put on a brave face!
Newspaper reporters are clamoring, but only you, the suspects, know! Can you figure out the killer in our holiday-themed show?
To purchase tickets for December 2, 3, 9, and 23rd, visit here.