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“Sculpting Solutions: Art- Science Collaborations in Sustainability” with artist Lillian Ball
George Mason University presents an EcoScience + Art lecture & film event on April  9 from 6 pm-8 pm at the Mason Global Center Grand Ballroom, Salon A, (formerly Mason Inn) on the
George Mason University Fairfax Campus.

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 18, 2015 to experience Off the Wall, a benefit event hosted by the School of Art, and programs in Computer Game Design and Film and Video Studies to celebrate the visual arts at Mason.

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Brand new every year, the annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival features live jazz, Broadway, tap and hip-hop dance.  It’s an American jazz dance event on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus Theater.  A unique Washington DC experience, this show puts swing in your bones, a tap to your fingers and a beat to your walk.  For information and tickets, click on http://www.jazz-dance.us/events/ or contact any of the participating dance companies.

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Fairfax County government is closed today due to the most recent winter storm. We hope you stay safe, warm and dry. The Arts Council office will be operating at normal hours again on February 18, 2015, unless Fairfax government issues another winter storm warning. Please check their website at https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wordpress.com for updates. 

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Classical Ballet Theatre is presenting the master class with Veronika Freifrau von Loehneysen, Former Principal Dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, to interested area dancers on Saturday, February 28th.

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Commute to a new style of contemporary ballet right here in your own backyard!
If you’re thinking about going to DC to look for a dance performance that offers something new and refreshing, well...think again!  On February 13, 2015 at the Reston Community Center, Classical Ballet Theatre (CBT) will be presenting An Evening with Classical Ballet Theatre.  Complimentary cocktails begin at 6:30 pm, followed by performances at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets
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The Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) and Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts (HFCA), are pleased to announce a merger of the two organizations to form a new entity which will be known as ARTS HERNDON.  It is anticipated that the merger will be completed by July 1, 2015.

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The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) is accepting submissions for Visions of Home, an exhibition and project presented in conjunction with the Arts Management Program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University.

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The Center for Cultural Exchange, based out of Providence district, is the latest arts organization to have received a $1,000 Fast Track Grant by the Arts Council of Fairfax County. The grant enabled the organization to pay for uniforms and to receive training in the arts of Wu-Style Tai Chi and Tai Chi Ball taught by instructor Tian Meng Yi, a visiting graduate student from Beijing Sports University in China. As a result their nine member strong youth group will perform a Tai Chi fan dance at the Kennedy Center on February 9th, 2015.

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Students from the Center for Cultural Exchange performed the Tai Chi fan dance taught by Tian Meng Yi, an instructor visiting from China at a Chinese New Year’s Gala. Photo courtesy of US Wushu Academy.

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The Arts Council of Fairfax County is seeking a Marketing Assistant Intern to update the online arts directory and website.
Deadline for Application Feb 28, 2015

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