Special to The Fairfax County Times, June 13, 2019
Be The Art
INOUT:Springfield, an Imagine Art Here temporary art installations, starts June 15 with the first photo booth pop up at Springfield Metro Station Kiss & Ride on June 20 at 5 pm.
INOUT:Springfield engages the community through photos and questions on the arts where you live. Artist designed photo booths will pop up at various locations throughout Springfield, June 15- 30. The public is encouraged to take their picture, individually, as a group, with pets or with their family and answer six questions about art in the community. If you can’t make the photo booths, the public is invited to upload photos on Twitter using the hashtag :INOUTSPRINGFIELD or via the website at www.inoutexperience.com. Participant photos and responses will become an artist-designed public art display during July and August. To learn more about the project and how to participate, visit www.inoutexperience.com.
Eight Fairfax County Organizations Receive NEA Grants
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded $299,000 in grants to Fairfax County nonprofits supporting arts programs for veterans, research, education, musical performances and literary promotions.
“The NEA grant process is highly competitive. These grants illustrate Fairfax County’s nonprofit organization’s dedication to integrate art into our broader community,” said Linda S. Sullivan, President & CEO of ARTSFAIRFAX.
The 2019 NEA grant recipients include American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, Fall for the Book literary festival, George Mason University, MLVE Inc., National Art Education Association, National Association for Music Education, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and Workhouse Arts Foundation.
Awards and Honorees for County Arts Organizations
The 2019 Helen Hayes awards recognized two Fairfax County theater companies for outstanding performances. 1st Stage Tysons production “Fly By Night” received Outstanding Direction in a Musical for Kathryn Chase Bryer, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for Caroline Wolfson, Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical and Outstanding Musical Production in a Musical. Matthew R. Wilson won the Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play for “Swimming With Whales.” NextStop Theater Company’s Mary Myers won an Outstanding Supporting Actress for “45 Plays for 45 Presidents.”
Fairfax County Arts Events
Providence Players of Fairfax presents “Leaving Iowa” through June 15. 1st Stage Theatre is extending its performance of “The Member of the Wedding through June 16. NextStop Theatre presents ‘Singin’ In the Rain through June 23. Take the family to Creative Cauldron’s presentation of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ through June 23 and NextStop Theatre’s Disney’s “Frozen Jr.’ June 26 through 29. Explore Judaism through women in America in “Between The Threads” at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia on June 16.
Enjoy live music with the Main Street Community Band throughout June at Mason District Park, Old Town Plaza and Nottoway Park. Lunchtime with the Arts – Reston presents the Ainur Quartet on June 13 and the 8th Green Machine Division Band on June 27. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra presents QuinTango on June 22 at 1st Stage Theatre. “Rough Around the Edges” Paper Works by Ronnie Joles opens on June 11 at ArtSpace Herndon. End the month getting ready to celebrate July 4th with the Navy Band Sea Chanters and fireworks at Workhouse Arts Center on June 29.