People & Places ~ Paintings by MG Stout

New Visual Art Exhibition Comes to The Ernst Center Gallery

People & Places by MG Stout

MG Stout Painting

Exhibition Dates:  March 17th, 2015 through April 17th, 2015

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Free Parking in Lots – B13 & B14

8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  22003

Be the first to get a glimpse of a brand new body of work called Figures & Static in the lower gallery.  MG Stout explores the female form with intuitive mark making, gestural lines, and a limited palette.

Then make your way to the upper gallery and explore a survey of earlier works that command attention with brilliant colors and monumental subjects.

Please feel free to contact MG Stout for information on a guided tour, artist talk or to purchase a piece on exhibition.

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Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. David Wineland, Will Speak At NOVA Annandale 1-29-15 at 5PM

The NOVA Annandale Astronomy Club is honored to announce that we will host a lecture about​ ​

Quantum Computers & Schrödinger’s Cat

​by the Nobel Laureate in Physics 2012, Dr. David Wineland.

​The lecture will be on January 29th, 5pm at the CE Forum (Ernst Community Cultural Center)​, there will be refreshments available.

This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking in B lots!

Nobel Prize Lecture 1-29-15


Event description:

The Astronomy Club from NVCC Annandale presents a lecture by Dr. David Wineland, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with the French physicist Serge Haroche. They received the award “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.” Based on his research, Dr. Wineland has been able to build extremely precise clocks. His research also allows us to build much faster computers.

There will be refreshments available after the lecture.


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Annandale Brass Winter Wonderland Concert – Sunday, December 7th!

annandale brass pic

The very talented Annandale Brass musicians are performing their annual Winter Wonderland Concert this Sunday, December 7th, 2014 in the Ernst Community Cultural Center.  Take a break from football, shopping, and decorating to enjoy a live concert, filled with music that will delight your heart.

Ticket Price:

Tickets are a bargain at $10 and $7 (student)* – and this includes snacks to munch on while you listen.  It’s a great way to celebrate the season with your family!  Bring your friends and neighbors, too!  Tickets are available at the door.

*free for NOVA students with ID and children 12 and under

Program Highlights:

White Christmas, Frosty the Snowman & Jingle Bells, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, and A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson


Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center; NOVA – Annandale; 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 – Free parking in B lots!

When:  4 PM


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Primo Productions – Gaitazo 2014 ~ Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Gaitazo 2014 Pic

Celebrate the holiday season with the traditional rhythms of Gaitas!

The Venezuelan Community gets together to celebrate Christmas with Gaitas music with Juan Carlos Arcaya, former singer of Gran Coquivacoa, and his band Swing Gaitero. The event will take place on Saturday December 6th at 7:00pm at Northern Community College in Annandale. The band, featuring very well known musicians like The Ricardo Cepeda’s Colosals, Cardenales del Éxito and Gloria Estefan Band, will make us dance all night long to the best Venezuelan Gaitas ever played. We will also have DJ Leo playing our music all night.

The Gaitazo Event in DC has been a success, where more than 500 Venezuelans and friends from around the area will get together to dance and sing to the best gaitas tunes of our beloved country. We are excited and can’t wait for Gaitazo 2014. We very excited to share those moments with the Venezuelan community yet again.

Where:  Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center

When:  8PM – to 2AM

Free parking in B lots

For tickets: or call Aniceto Charles at 703-568-0507

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Classical Ballet Theater’s “The Nutcracker” Nov 29th & 30th, 2014


The Classical Ballet Theater of Northern Virginia performs this perennial holiday favorite with a beautiful production that includes all the costumes, scenery, and magic to bring Clara’s dream to life.

Choeography by Nell Hacker and Alisher Saburov.

Ticket Prices: Adult > $25; Student/Senior/Child > $20; Military/Scout > $18

Show Times:

Saturday, November 29, 2014 > 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, November 30, 2014 > 2pm

For Tickets: Get tickets

Classical Ballet Theater Phone: 703-471-0750


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NOVA Annandale Career Services Sponsors An Information Session with The Intelligence Community 9-10-14

NOVA Annandale will sponsor an information session with representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of Sate and the National Virtual Translation Center.

The event will be held in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center’s Forum on Wednesday, September 10th from 11AM to 2:30PM.  Free parking in B12, B13, B14, and B15 will be available (individuals who do not park in these areas may be subject to ticketing and/or towing).

Here is a link to the Annandale campus map:

For additional information, please go to

12530 Flyer

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League of Reston Artists at the Ernst Center Verizon Gallery

Dream, Create, Inspire

Exhibition Dates:  September 6th, 2014 through October 25th, 2014

Reception:  Saturday, October 4th, 2014 ~ 1:30PM to 3:30PM (free parking in B lots)



For more information about League of Reston Artists please visit:

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Mostar: A Photographic Survey ~ Amy Gilley, Fulbright Scholar

Dont Forget

Exhibition dates:  August 4th, 2014 through August 31st, 2014 in the Ernst Center Verizon Gallery

Mostar: A Photographic Survey is a project that I undertook as a Fulbright Scholar.  This photographic survey was intended to highlight the glimpses that I had into like in this contested city.  It is impossible to include all the moments of daily life, but this exhibition should present some hint of life, from the Roma to the public Obituaries tapped to street lights to the immense mountains that surround the city.  Wherever one turns, one can glimpse how politics impact architecture.  The Synagogue was transformed by Tito into a puppet theater, and the proposed new Synagogue and Peace center has reminded a single cornerstone for the past 10 years.  A shining new Mall sits next to bombed out War Ruins.  One of the oldest Mosques is pockmarked with shell damage, but hosts a soup kitchen and a public tour.

Mostar has been called the Stalingrad of the Bosnian War (1992-95).  Sustaining the heaviest damage, the east side of the city was nearly destroyed in the shelling by Croatian forces.  On November 11, 1993, they destroyed the last bridge linking the West to the East.  The Stari Most (the Old Bridge), a foot bridge, represented the height of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.  Its destruction was an example of how an everyday architecture can be transformed into a monument.  Its destruction ensured its survival.  Rebuilt in 2004, the Stari Most reminds us of the power of architecture to transform identity.  Mostar, after all, means bridge keeper.

The Stari Most represents many things and these things are unique to Bosnia and Herzegovina.  This irrepressible country, the most diverse in Europe, is also the most fraught by it diversity.  Rebuilding the bridge was equally complicated for the original engineer was an architect, who built the bridge four times before he could get it to stand.  Some say the bridge was built at a point where two lovers were kissing, ensuring its stability.  Others say the architect learned through trial and error.  Now, the bridge is a tourist destination for tourists visiting Medjugorje and a link for Mostar citizens to cross the river in the older part of the city.  And like so much in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the meaning and history is too complex to capture in a moment, a paragraph, a photograph.



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Ernst Gallery & Specially Adapted Resource Clubs Exhibition

Through its Community Connections Program, the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Gallery is sponsoring a Specially Adapted Resource Clubs Exhibition.  The exhibition presents collaborative works completed over the past year and a half related to exploration of the circle. Pieces in this show use mixed media to represent the most constant natural shape appearing in the universe and nature as well as everyday life. The circle has been used expressively and symbolically in art in early cave drawings, architecture, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and photography – and across time and all cultures.

Exhibition Dates:  June 24th, 2014 through July 20th, 2014

Reception:  Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm (Free and open to the public; light refreshments available)

Parking for the reception is free in lots B13 & B14 (see campus map for details ).

For more information on the exhibition, kindly contact Ann Burdell at

SAPC pic2 SARC No 3

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NVCC – Student Art Exhibition

Apple of My Eye Painting by Kevinin Conlon v2 Houston Black & White by Larry Ridley v2Exhibition Judge:  Dr. Tebow

Reflection on the Exhibition by Dr. Betsy Tebow

I enjoyed returning to NOVA to select prizes for the annual student art show.  It has always been such an important campus event, providing students with the opportunity to present their work in a gallery setting and offering the campus community the pleasure of seeing interesting art. This year’s show has a wide range of imagery and forms.  I was especially struck by the rich color of the computer graphics and innovative techniques of some of the drawings, especially the very effective chiaroscuro portrait image made with fingerprints in the manner of Chuck Close and the use of photographic reproductions of drawn landscapes.  While the ceramics exemplified the elegance of traditional forms enlivened by rich glazes, the sculpture tended toward more conceptual inspiration. I enjoyed the exploration of content as well as light in the photographs, and was amused by the return to pop and funk art in the paintings.  Abstraction was mostly limited to the 2- and 3-D design pieces, a logical outgrowth of the category, and enlivened by a nice use of texture and color.

Singling out works to be awarded prizes is always a challenge and very subjective.  All of the students who are participating in the show deserve kudos, and the art faculty who guided and encouraged them, our thanks and admiration.


Exhibition Dates:  March 28, 2014 through April 24, 2014

Exhibition Reception:  Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 3 – 5 PM

A Woman Drawing by Jihyun Lim v2


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