Audio recordings of public talks are available here.


Creative Response: Jean Badalamenti, health & human services coordinator, DC Public Library
August 29, 7pm
Join GRACE one Thursday of each month to hear an expert in their field respond to the work on view in the gallery. DC-based Jean Badalamenti is a licensed social worker with more than 25 years of experience and DC Public Library’s first health and human services coordinator. She received a master’s degree in social work from Howard University and has spent her career advocating for people without homes or jobs, as well as those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

The short presentation will be followed by open conversation. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

Family Day
August 24, 12–3pm
Join the Greater Reston Arts Center for a FREE day of family art making, story telling, and exploration in the gallery.  All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

Artist Talk (4pm) and Opening Reception (5–7pm): Nate Larson
September 28
Join artist Nate Larson and GRACE’s Executive Director and Curator Lily Siegel for a conversation about Larson’s exhibition. Followed by an open Q&A. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

Creative Response: Presenters TBA
October 3 and 24, 7pm
Join the Greater Reston Arts Center one Thursday of each month, 7pm, 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. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

So you Want to go to Art School…?
October 12, 5–7pm
Wondering how to navigate the application process to a college art program? Want to know how to make your college art portfolio stand out from the rest? A panel of professionals will answer your questions about the art school application process and give you tips, information, and feedback on preparing your portfolio to strengthen your application to art school and help you take your art studies to the next level. After the discussion, the panelist will be available to provide important feedback on your portfolio. Panel members will include art educators from George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Fairfax County Public Schools. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.

Family Day
October 26, 12
3pm
Greater Reston Arts Center opens its doors for a free day of SPOOKY family art making and exploration in the gallery and park celebrating the exhibition featuring artist Nate Larson! Come celebrate Halloween and see all that GRACE has to offer and have a fun, free outing with the family including face-painting, story-telling, and hands-on art making. Parking on Saturday is free in Reston Town Center garages.

Meditation Workshop: Contemplating Creativity
Date TBA
Join Greater Reston Arts Center and Beloved Yoga for a meditation workshop contemplating the Nate Larson exhibition, currently on view at the gallery.Free for members of the Greater Reston Arts Center.
$5 for non-members. To register, please email info@restonarts.org

Artist-led workshop: Nate Larson
November 9, 1–3pm

More information coming soon!

Insights: Speaker TBA
November 16, 3pm
Greater Reston Arts Center presents Insights, a program bringing curators and academics of major art institutions to Reston to discuss the work on view at GRACE. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.