Through the new Emerging Visions program, Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) takes its mission beyond the center walls, creating opportunities for students to engage with contemporary art in their own classrooms. GRACE invites educators and students to engage in an ongoing program that provides art enrichment content to educators based on the exhibition, Green Is the Secret Color To Make Gold. Working directly with FCPS Art Educators, GRACE created an educator’s packet with an overarching theme and supporting concepts to integrate into classroom curriculum for each stage of schooling, K–12. Teachers and students are invited to view the exhibition and meet the curator and artist (if available). Students can respond to a theme by creating their own artwork in any medium. Student artwork, as selected by GRACE staff, will be exhibited as part of the Emerging Visions exhibition at Greater Reston Arts Center. Contact Sarah Black Sadler for more information.


Emerging Visions is generously supported in part by


Opening reception: March 2, 5–7pm
Free and open to the public

Emerging Visions Open Mic: March 16, 2–4pm
Comes see poets, singers, actors, and performers of all kinds from the new Emerging Visions program. Free and open to the public.


Facebook group for educators
Educator Guide
Elementary School Lesson Plan
Middle School Lesson Plan
High School Lesson Plan

Caitlin Teal Price in conversation with John Pilson at the National Gallery of Art
Moderated by Lily Siegel, executive director and curator, Greater Reston Arts Center

Creative Response: M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, professor of public history at American University

In Their Own Words: artist Caitlin Teal Price in conversation with Lily Siegel, GRACE’s executive director and curator

Insights with Dorothy Moss, curator of painting and sculpture and curator of performance art at the National Portrait Gallery

Emerging Visions photos courtesy of Charlotte Geary