February 2022 Update

Dear Arts Patrons, Aficionados and Supporters,

We hope everyone is safe and healthy and most importantly enjoying the arts in any and all genres! The arts industry continues to be adversely impacted by the COVID pandemic and constantly faces abrupt shutdowns of shows, productions and openings. Please support them in any way you can. Go see a show, an art opening, a talk, a concert, donate if you can and spread the word about events you have enjoyed!

 2022 Arlington Arts Groups Performances and Events

Calendar of Live Events (Subject to Change)

February – April

1/3-2/28 – “Lighting Our Community with Art” Gallery Underground, at Dominion Electric Supply, Info here.

1/8-2/20 – “Paintings and Drawings” by Artist Rafat Mossadeghi, Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, Info here.

1/27-2/20 – “World Builders,” Prologue Theatre, Info and tickets here.

2/1-3/20 – “Daphne’s Dive,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

2/1-2/25 – “Changing Perspectives” National Juried show, Gallery Underground, Info here.

2/12 – “Beguiling Brahms and Schumann,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and Tickets here.

2/14 – “Date Night Concert,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.

2/18 – 9th Street Quartet in Concert, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

2/23 – 9th Street Quartet in Concert, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Info here.

3/1-4/24 – “She Loves Me,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

3/3-3/26 – “Ada and the Engine,” Avant Bard Theatre Company, Gunston Arts Center, Info here.

3/19 – “Beloved Baroque  Masters,” National Chamber Ensemble, Gunston Arts Center, Info and Tickets here.

3/19 – “Through Troubled Times Concert,” Arlington Chorale, Westover Baptist Church, Info here.

3/25-4/10 – “The Tarot Reading,” The Arcanists, Theatre on the Run, Info here.

4/6-4/24 – “The Servant of Two Masters,” Synetic Theater, Tickets here.

4/26-6/12 – “The Upstairs Department,” Signature Theatre, Info and tickets here.

4/28-5/22 – “The Revolutionists,” Prologue Theatre, Info and tickets here.

4/30-5/8 – “Why I Live at the P.O.,” UrbanArias, Keegan Theatre, Info and tickets here.

To view the entire calendar, click here.

Embracing Arlington Arts Is Expanding

With developments moving forward on a possible flexible and quality performing arts venue in Arlington, Embracing Arlington Arts is hoping to expand the organization on several fronts. First, we are looking to add some new Board members to help over the next couple of years. We are also planning to revamp our website, podcast outreach, social media presence and fundraising plans. Despite the downturn in COVID cases recently, the arts and culture industry has a long way to go for a full recovery, making our advocacy and outreach efforts all the more critical.

We are turning to our readers, podcast listeners and arts supporters for help. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering some hours to help the arts, please let us know. We appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide.

If you want more information or want to learn more, email the organization’s President Janet Kopenhaver at janetk@embracing-arlington-arts.org.

Corporate Sponsor of the Month

Our corporate sponsor of the month is Amazon. Amazon’s mission is to be earth’s most customer-centric company. It is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus; passion for invention; commitment to operational excellence; and long-term thinking. Customer review, 1-click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

“Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” Podcast:
We had such an exciting and interesting line up of guests on the “Embracing Arlington Arts Talks” podcast for this first month of 2022. We started the year talking to Sholeh Shirazi who told us the story about her mother-in-law – Iranian artist Rafat Mossadeghi whose work was recently exhibited at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art.

Next we chatted with Co-producers Olivia Hairfield and Nick Friedlander gave us all the details about “A Night of One Acts” – a collaborative effort between The Arlington Players (TAP) and the Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) – a wonderful 40+ year annual event featuring never-before produced short plays. Staying in the theater world, the Producing Artistic Director of NextStop Theatre Company Evan Hoffmann gives us all the details about their upcoming season.

The next week we welcomed back to the show Educational Theatre Company’s Educational Theatre Company’s Managing Director Ashley Hammond and Development Director Katie McCreary who updated our listeners on several new and exciting programs for ETC in 2022. Finally, we turned to the choral world when the new CEO of Encore Creativity for Older Adults Joshua Vickery told us all about the organization’s exciting new program “Encore University” that offers online classes and workshops on all arts genres, including visual arts, singing, dance, master classes, recitals and much more.

To listen to any of our interviews, follow this link. And if you have not already done so, please follow us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, GooglePodcast, and now Amazon Music so you don’t miss any episodes.

Media Hits

ArlNow also published an article by Embracing Arlington Arts urging their readers to complete the organization’s survey on attending arts events. Over 150 did so after reading the article.

Using the Embracing Arlington Arts subscription, The Arlington Players (TAP) submitted a column about their upcoming “Night of One Acts” and gave details about how folks could volunteer and learn about the theater industry. Synetic Theater also used the opportunity to write about their vast array of summer camps.

If you would like to support the work of Embracing Arlington Arts by making a donation, here’s how:
*  Make tax-deductible contributions online.
*  Tax-deductible contributions by check: check made out to Embracing Arlington Arts and send it to Embracing Arlington Arts, 754 North Vermont Street, Arlington, VA 22203
*  Make Embracing Arlington Arts your AmazonSmile charity and shop with this link.

Every dollar helps us help artists and arts organizations in so many ways.

Thank you in advance!

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