CREATIVE RESPONSE:
Genevieve Villamora of Bad Saint
May 30, 7pm

Photo credit: Katie Dance

Join the Greater Reston Arts Center to hear Genevieve Villamora respond to the work of Stephanie J. Williams, currently on view in the gallery. The short presentation will be followed by open conversation. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Genevieve Villamora is the co-owner of Bad Saint, the buzzy Filipino restaurant in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of D.C. Rated one of the best new restaurants in the United States by Bon Appétit in 2016, the restaurant serves traditional Filipino food with a fresh and seasonal approach.

Villamora has extensive experience working in social justice before starting her second career in the restaurant world. She has worked in restaurants including Teaism, Big Bear Café, Room 11, Komi, Little Serow, and Crane & Turtle.

June 20, 7pm: Presenter TBA. Held in conjunction with By The People
Join the Greater Reston Arts Center one Thursday of each month to hear an expert in their field 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. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. All ages.

Insights: Saisha Grayson, curator of time-based media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Stephanie Williams in conversation
June 22, 3pm
Begun in the spring of 2017 with a groundbreaking talk between artist Radcliffe Bailey and Dr. Tuliza Fleming, curator of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) presents Insights, a program bringing curators and directors of major art institutions to Reston. Discussing the work on view in the gallery and American culture writ-large. All ages. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Free and open to the public.