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December events

Katibeh Art Center reception

Katibeh Art Center reception

NEW January Meeting time

VAS January meeting will take place Thursday, January 12. Marvel Adams will demonstrate her fine technique in painting on silk. Please NOTE this is a morning meeting stating at 10:30. Public is invited.


Katibeh Art Center Reception

We are delighted to announce that the Vienna Arts Society has been invited to exhibit in Katibeh’s beautiful new 2,000 square foot art gallery.

Show chair Deborah Schneider is organizing this exciting new exhibition, and several members have sent images and biographies for consideration. Ebrahim Emad, President of Katibeh, would like to showcase a collection of their works, to be hung on December 1.

Circle the date of the opening reception, Friday, December 9, from 5 – 7:30 pm.

In addition, Dick Neff’s “Difficult Run String Band” will play at a “Grand Finale” reception on Friday, January 6, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Please circle that date. Come and enjoy AN ENSEMBLE of American artists and musicians at Katibeh.


More NEW Watercolor Workshops with Joe Phillips

Watercolor Workshops one Friday a Month

On Friday, December 16, well-known instructor Joe Phillips returned to the Vienna Art Center from his home in Waynesboro, Virginia. Students with skill levels from beginner to advanced thoroughly enjoyed a lively three hour session with Joe, as he demonstrated unique methods to turn a white sheet of paper into a color-filled, charming painting. Every participant was provided with any materials needed, and went home with a completed, matted painting ready to pop into a 16″x20″ frame.

Members will be happy to know that Joe is making arrangements to travel to the Art Center monthly on Fridays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm beginning in the spring.


Patrick Henry Library Winter Exhibition

open December 12

Members have filled the Patrick Henry Library with dozens of original artworks, a few featuring the promise of spring! A few pieces are at the Front Desk, but most are in the Community Room. Drop by the Information Desk to request the catalogue, and a staff member will unlock the door so you can see it when a meeting is not taking place there.


Green Spring Gardens Art Show, “Beauty of Flora & Fauna”

Ruth Ensley reports that a beautiful show was installed Monday, December 19. The exhibition, judged by Susan Herron, will be on display through late February. Stop by and enjoy the color throughout these winter months.


Healing Wall and Children’s Inn at NIH :  Members are invited to sign up on the clipboard at the Art Center to work with troops on the mend  at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and to bring art projects to kids recovering at the Children’s Inn.  Only a limited number of members can help with this event.