O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

Schlesinger Center Exhibits Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” Sculpture

Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” Sculpture on Exhibit at the Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to exhibit a unique sculpture for the fall exhibition season. Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” will be on display until March 22, 2018. “Shifting Migration” is installed on the second level of the Schlesinger Center outside of the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery facing the front of the … Continue reading Susan Hostetler’s “Shifting Migration” Sculpture on Exhibit at the Schlesinger Center

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

The Passage Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is excited to present the work of 2017 American University graduates Sarah O’Donoghue and Zarina Zuparkhodjaeva. The show “Change, Witnessed” will be on display September 22 to November 5 with an artists’ reception scheduled on Saturday, September 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The two artists explained … Continue reading O’Donoghue and Zuparkhodjaeva Paintings Address Transitional Spaces

World Water Day Concert and Annual Potomac River Cleanup

On March 21, the NOVA Community Chorus (Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director) presented A World Water Day Concert in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. The event was co-sponsored by the Federal Water Quality Association, Water For People and the Alice Ferguson Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on cleaning up the Potomac River. In attendance were NOVA … Continue reading World Water Day Concert and Annual Potomac River Cleanup

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

The World Water Day Concert will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. There will be beautiful water-themed music by NOVA Community Chorus, including “Earth Is Our Mother,” and music by the jazz legend Dave Brubeck with words by Chief Seattle (1786-1866), sung by operatic tenor Jesus Daniel Fernandez. There will … Continue reading NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

The World Water Day Concert will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. There will be beautiful water-themed music by NOVA Community Chorus, including “Earth Is Our Mother,” and music by the jazz legend Dave Brubeck with words by Chief Seattle (1786-1866), sung by operatic tenor Jesus Daniel Fernandez. There will … Continue reading NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcomes artist and George Mason University graduate student Lonnie Pauls to display her unique, music-inspired artwork in the second-level Passage Gallery. Pauls’ show “Chroma” will be on display through March 12. Malia Alana “Lonnie” Pauls is an Afro-Cuban-American fine arts chromesthetic abstract painter who works mostly in acrylics and inks. Pauls simply describes chromesthesia … Continue reading Schlesinger Center Displays Music-Inspired Artwork by Lonnie Pauls

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

The World Water Day Concert will be held on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. There will be beautiful water-themed music by NOVA Community Chorus, including “Earth Is Our Mother,” and music by the jazz legend Dave Brubeck with words by Chief Seattle (1786-1866), sung by operatic tenor Jesus Daniel Fernandez. There will … Continue reading NOVA World Water Day Concert and Events

Alexandria Hosts 2017 Spring Convocation

Alexandria Hosts 2017 Spring Convocation

The Alexandria Campus opened its 2017 spring semester by hosting a day of motivation, preparation and fun through its convocation at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. Provost M. Annette Haggray updated faculty and staff about important campus details, events and expectations. Haggray acknowledged recent achievements by faculty including Professor Jonathan Kolm becoming a recipient of the President’s Sabbatical Award and thanked … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts 2017 Spring Convocation

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

The NOVA Community Chorus will present its Annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. This year’s concert, “Ein Liederabend,” features Mendelssohn’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” performed by Christine and David Hagan. The chorus will sing “Miriam’s Song of Triumph” by Franz Schubert, “Nachtlied” by Robert Schumann and the famous “How Lovely Is Thy … Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

The NOVA Community Chorus will present its Annual Chorus Benefit Concert on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus. This year’s concert, “Ein Liederabend,” features Mendelssohn’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” performed by Christine and David Hagan. The chorus will sing “Miriam’s Song of Triumph” by Franz Schubert, “Nachtlied” by Robert Schumann and the famous “How Lovely Is Thy … Continue reading Annual Chorus Benefit Concert: “Ein Liederabend”

Schlesinger Center to Display John M. Adams Paintings

Schlesinger Center to Display John M. Adams Paintings

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus will display the paintings of well-known regional artist John M. Adams in his show “Current Interrupted.” The show will be on display and available for public viewing in the Forum Gallery from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, November 13 with an artist’s reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24. Adams specializes in … Continue reading Schlesinger Center to Display John M. Adams Paintings

Schlesinger Center to Display John M. Adams Paintings

Schlesinger Center to Display John M. Adams Paintings

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus will display the paintings of well-known regional artist John M. Adams in his show “Current Interrupted.” The show will be on display and available for public viewing in the Forum Gallery from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, November 13 with an artist’s reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24. Adams specializes in … Continue reading Schlesinger Center to Display John M. Adams Paintings

Fisher Gallery Presents “Évoluer” Art Show

Fisher Gallery Presents “Évoluer” Art Show

The Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center Concert Hall and Arts Center will exhibit unique drawings and painting by Tanya Ziniewicz in the show “Évoluer.” The show will be on display in the gallery from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11 with an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  “Évoluer” is made … Continue reading Fisher Gallery Presents “Évoluer” Art Show

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is honored to exhibit the works of artist Raye Leith in her show, “Blueprints,” on display in the Forum and Passage galleries from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Leith has been painting and drawing for five decades. She is fueled by a basic desire for connection and communication. Leith is an eclectic artist who also has experience in theatre design. “In these drawings I call ‘Blueprints,’ I’ve interwoven larger-than-life portraits with miniature cityscapes and expansive landscapes,” Leith explained. “I’ve skewed the portraits to express a sense of gravitational disorientation, and I’ve juxtaposed them with soaring expanses and apocalyptic disasters. Minute detailing in the pocket spaces between human forms creates unexpected shifts of spatial perspective.” Leith’s individual portraits that will be on display in the Passage Gallery are developed from her weekly model studies. “I do the drawings on Lanaquarelle 300-pound paper using indigo and ivory-colored NuPastels. I’ve favored these pastels for three years for the unique way the crystalline dust absorbs and refracts light to create an especially rich and deep blue,” she said. “For me this blue is soulful — spiritual and expansive. It also brings to mind an earlier age of architectural blueprints and cyanotype photography, two media with which I feel a kinship.” Leith received her Bachelor of Arts in ceramics from Hamilton College and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has exhibited in New York, Washington, D.C., Italy and Germany. The Forum Gallery is on the first level of the Schlesinger Center, and the Passage Gallery is on the second floor outside of the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery. The galleries are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and during events in the concert hall. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.

Schlesinger Center to Exhibit Raye Leith’s Drawings in “Blueprints”

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is honored to exhibit the works of artist Raye Leith in her show, “Blueprints,” on display in the Forum and Passage galleries from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Leith has been painting and drawing for five decades. … Continue reading Schlesinger Center to Exhibit Raye Leith’s Drawings in “Blueprints”

Alexandria Hosts Olympics-themed Campus Convocation

Alexandria Hosts Olympics-Themed Campus Convocation

On August 18, the Alexandria Campus kicked off the fall 2016 semester and welcomed faculty, staff and newly appointed Provost M. Annette Haggray during its campus convocation at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The morning started with a light breakfast and resource fair in the Forum Gallery where faculty and staff were given the opportunity to speak with different departments and … Continue reading Alexandria Hosts Olympics-Themed Campus Convocation

Fisher Gallery Presents “Évoluer” Art Show

Fisher Gallery Presents “Évoluer” Art Show

The Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center Concert Hall and Arts Center will exhibit unique drawings and painting by Tanya Ziniewicz in the show “Évoluer.” The show will be on display in the gallery from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11 with an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  “Évoluer” is made … Continue reading Fisher Gallery Presents “Évoluer” Art Show

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is honored to exhibit the works of artist Raye Leith in her show, “Blueprints,” on display in the Forum and Passage galleries from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Leith has been painting and drawing for five decades. She is fueled by a basic desire for connection and communication. Leith is an eclectic artist who also has experience in theatre design. “In these drawings I call ‘Blueprints,’ I’ve interwoven larger-than-life portraits with miniature cityscapes and expansive landscapes,” Leith explained. “I’ve skewed the portraits to express a sense of gravitational disorientation, and I’ve juxtaposed them with soaring expanses and apocalyptic disasters. Minute detailing in the pocket spaces between human forms creates unexpected shifts of spatial perspective.” Leith’s individual portraits that will be on display in the Passage Gallery are developed from her weekly model studies. “I do the drawings on Lanaquarelle 300-pound paper using indigo and ivory-colored NuPastels. I’ve favored these pastels for three years for the unique way the crystalline dust absorbs and refracts light to create an especially rich and deep blue,” she said. “For me this blue is soulful — spiritual and expansive. It also brings to mind an earlier age of architectural blueprints and cyanotype photography, two media with which I feel a kinship.” Leith received her Bachelor of Arts in ceramics from Hamilton College and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has exhibited in New York, Washington, D.C., Italy and Germany. The Forum Gallery is on the first level of the Schlesinger Center, and the Passage Gallery is on the second floor outside of the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery. The galleries are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and during events in the concert hall. For more information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.

Schlesinger Center to Exhibit Raye Leith’s Drawings in “Blueprints”

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is honored to exhibit the works of artist Raye Leith in her show, “Blueprints,” on display in the Forum and Passage galleries from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, September 11. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Leith has been painting and drawing for five decades. … Continue reading Schlesinger Center to Exhibit Raye Leith’s Drawings in “Blueprints”

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to showcase “A Game of Consequences,” a collection of acrylic paintings created by color8art – a group made up of six local women artists. Consequences will be on display in the Forum and Passageway galleries through July 24 with a closing reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, … Continue reading Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to showcase “A Game of Consequences,” a collection of acrylic paintings created by color8art – a group made up of six local women artists. Consequences will be on display in the Forum and Passageway galleries through July 24 with a closing reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, … Continue reading Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to showcase “A Game of Consequences,” a collection of acrylic paintings created by color8art – a group made up of six local women artists. Consequences will be on display in the Forum and Passageway galleries through July 24 with a closing reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, … Continue reading Women Artists’ Collaborative Exhibit at Schlesinger Center

3rd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

3rd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

The third annual Jazz4Justice concert on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center is set to be the biggest event the NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble has presented in the six years of this group’s history. In addition to a program of big band music from composers such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Horace Silver and Nat Adderley, the event will … Continue reading 3rd Annual Jazz4Justice Concert

The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus announces the exhibit “Dear Suburbia,” mixed media works by Jessica Kallista. “Dear Suburbia” runs through Sunday, April 24. “Dear Suburbia” is an immersive experience using storytelling to explore a bio mythography of everyday life in the suburbs of Northern Virginia in the early 21st century. The works of this exhibit call … Continue reading The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at NOVA’s Alexandria Campus announces the exhibit “Dear Suburbia,” mixed media works by Jessica Kallista. “Dear Suburbia” opens Friday, March 18 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The artist’s reception is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 18. “Dear Suburbia” is an immersive experience using storytelling to explore a bio mythography of … Continue reading The Schlesinger Center Presents “Dear Suburbia” by Kallista