Sunday, December 9, 2012
Public art mosaic by Valerie Theberge installed at renovated Dogwood Pool.
Renovations at Reston Association's Dogwood Pool are nearly finished and the artwork by Valerie Theberge was installed last week. Theberge was also the artist who created the Initiative For Public Art Reston's (IPAR) first project - the Glade underpass. The pool, closed since 2010, will be open for the 2013 swim season, RA officials said.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Members recognized for public art efforts at Initiative for Public Art Reston's annual reception.
The Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR) gave special recognition at its annual fundraiser on Thursday to three of its members for their significant impact on the organization. Honored by IPAR were Sally Brodsky, who is heading the efforts to install a memorial garden of reflection in Reston, a locale without a cemetery; Robert Goudie, who helped move forward the public art project at Hyatt Park at Reston Town Center; and Ken Knueven, the Reston Association president, for his participation in various committees. IPAR Board Chair and President Joe Ritchey said at the reception at Midtown that public art has always been important in Reston. "Four of [Reston founder] Robert Simon's seven principles mention art and architecture," he said…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
IPAR will honor achievements and unveil new projects at annual party.
The Initiative for Public Art—Reston (IPAR) will celebrate another year of making art and culture a vibrant part of everyday part of life at its IPAR Annual Reception, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Midtown, Reston Town Center. The public is invited to join the party, which honors the people, businesses and organizations that have contributed to the achievements and growth of IPAR and make public art a reality in Reston. This year’s honorees will be announced at the reception. IPAR officers will also discuss plans for new projects. A live auction, conducted by Del. Ken Plum, includes: a chef’s table for eight at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in Reston Town Center; a one-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Reston and a gift certificate for dinner …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Inaugural Arts Council of Fairfax County Arts Impact Award goes to Initiative for Public Art Reston for underpass and upcoming projects.
The Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR) will receive the Arts Impact Award for the commissioning and placement of public art in Reston at the Arts Council of Fairfax County's inaugural Arts Awards Luncheon on Friday. The Arts Awards will be an annual program to recognize the outstanding arts organizations, artists and arts philanthropists in Fairfax County, organizers said. The 2012 Arts Awards Luncheon will present awards in the following four categories: the Jinx Hazel Arts Citizen of the Year Award, Arts Education Award, Arts Impact Award, and the Arts Philanthropy Award. IPAR completed its first permanent public art project — the Glade Underpass Project by artist Valerie Theberge – in 2010. IPAR is developing two permanent …