A new way to experience the artisan culture of Virginia I was browsing through the regional travel brochures at the Occoquan Visitors Center recently, when I came across a series of trails that I knew nothing about…the Virginia Artisan Trails. I had to learn more. As members of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network, various communities [...]

When driving down the road with her husband at the wheel, photographer Julie Cochran has been known to yell out, “Stop the car!” because she sees something that would make a good picture. Cochran was a transportation attendant at Fairfax County Public Schools for more than 25 years. When she stopped working, she took some […]

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its annual MPAartfest on Sunday, October 1, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at McLean Central Park. During MPAartfest, Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering the work of acclaimed artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for sale. What: MPAartfest […]

They say artists are born, not made, but in the case of Joseph Craig English, it seems that both would be applicable. Even before he was born, his mother channeled a bit of soothsayer-ness and predicted her son would be an artist.

Life’s journey doesn’t always turn out the way we expect. In an era where individuals are focused on choosing a career path based on a degree or certificate, others may choose instinct over logic. Choosing a career can often originate from the most unlikely places.

Katibeh Art Center

The Katibeh Art Center, established to exhibit, sell, teach and promote Middle Eastern Art, is now home to the vision of Iranian artist, Ebrahim Emad. Mr. Emad is a highly trained artist and a proponent of art as the connecting bridge between cultures for a beautiful expression of the depths of human emotion and experience. […]

Rajendra K.C. is a modest man who allows his brushes to deliver most of his expression. An outdoor or “plein air” watercolorist, he can be found at the Falls Church Farmers Market many Saturdays during the year or at many other locations around town. Wherever he paints, a crowd gathers to admire his craft.

One of the favorite events of many in the Northern Virginia art community is the Great Falls Studio Tour, which will be held Oct. 14-16, featuring 59 artists representing a wide variety of artistic genres including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and mixed media.