CREATIVE RESPONSE

Join the Greater Reston Arts Center one Thursday of each month to hear a creative professional respond to the work on view in the gallery. The short presentation will be followed by open conversation. Presenters may include poets, dancers, writers, musicians, visual artists, and more. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

See archive of prior Creative Responses and other talks here.

Lunch in the Park at GRACE: Aaron Stratten
August 23, 12–1pm
Bring your lunch and enjoy a Creative Response session about the current exhibition, Building Worlds. Presented by Reston Town Center Association. Free and open to the public.

Aaron Stratten is an art educator committed to bridging the gap between art and education, helping teachers and students understand how art helps us understand the world around us. He has been an art educator for over 20 years, has taught all ages from preschool to adult, and currently serves as the Art Educational Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools, overseeing the K-12 visual arts programs in over 200 schools. For as many years, Aaron has found meditative practice and connections to his roots in the woods of the Midwest through the art of bonsai. He is currently the president of the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society and blogs regularly about both bonsai and education.

September 6, 7pm: Kimberly Battista

Kimberly Battista is a medical and scientific illustrator with an MA in Art as Applied to Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has worked with The National Aquarium, Medical Economics Publishing, and John’s Hopkins International Women’s Health. Battista is based in Baltimore and currently serves on the trustee boards of Creative Alliance, Baltimore, and Blue Water Baltimore.

October 11, 7pm: Presenter TBA
November 8, 7pm: Presenter TBA


Artist Talk: Building Words
September 15, 5–7pm
Free and open to the public

Opening reception: Green is the Secret Color to Make Gold
New work by Caitlin Teal Price
September 29, 5–7pm
Free and open to the public

Artist Talk: Caitlin Teal Price at the National Gallery of Art
October 7, 2pm

More information here. In conjunction with Green is the Secret Color to Make Gold. Free and open to the public.

In Their Own Words: artist talk with Caitlin Teal Price
November 10, 3–5pm
Free and open to the public

Insights: curator’s talk with Dorothy Moss
November 17, 3pm
Curator of Painting and Sculpture | Curator of Performance Art, National Portrait Gallery
In conjunction with Green is the Secret Color to Make Gold. Free and open to the public.

Opening reception: Mary B. Howard Invitational: STRETCH
December 15, 5–7pm

Free and open to the public