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Influence & Inspiration Exhibit

Influence & Inspiration: The Art League Faculty Celebrates 60 Years, August 7–September 21, 2014 at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria

"Jennifer" by Ted Reed. Oil on canvas, 56" x 38"

From some of the founding artists of the Washington Color School movement to some of the greatest representational painters today, many of the region’s most notable artists have taught at The Art League over the last 60 years. Showcasing extraordinary works of art, “Influence and Inspiration” highlights the League’s finest past and present faculty in the historic Athenaeum space.

Installation view at the Athenaeum

Works by famed Washington Color School artists and past Art League instructors Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall are featured alongside current faculty including Kurt Schwarz, Danni Dawson, Ted Reed, and Rob Liberace. This collection of artwork represents the immeasurable amount of influence and inspiration League faculty have provided to tens of thousands of students, Alexandria, and the region over the last six decades.

In addition to the faculty exhibit, a narrative video featuring student experiences, journeys, and testimonials is on view. Hear from instructors, students, and the exhibit's curator in the videos below:

Exhibit dates:
August 7–September 21, 2014

Reception: Sunday, September 7, 4:00–6:00 pm

Exhibit location:
The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 

Exhibit hours:
Thursday, Friday, & Sunday: 12:00–4:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00–4:00 pm
Closed Monday to Wednesday

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Promotional support for this 60th Anniversary event has been generously provided by the Alexandria Marketing Fund.



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