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Arts Focus: Give the gift of local art at LAC Studios sale

This column is sponsored by Arlington Arts/Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development.

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Returning after a two year hiatus, the studio artists of Arlington’s LAC Studios will hold their Annual Holiday Fine Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) December 3 at the LAC Studios, 5722 Langston Boulevard, in Arlington, Virginia.

Some of our regions finest artists work out of Arlington’s LAC Studios (formerly Lee Arts Center), a quaint 1920’s elementary school was converted into a community cultural center by Arlington’s Cultural Affairs Division.

Participating artists include: Amit Jalan; Claudia Vess; Dana Lehrer Danze; Donna Downing; Elke Seefeldt; Emily Shepardson; Haruko Greenberg; Helen Hensgen; J. S. Herbert; Laura J Fall; Maddie Palmer; Mary Kovis Watson; Susan Elliot; Susanne Seefeldt; Terry Young; Zachary Norrbom; Marsha Lederman, and others.

For information on the Annual LAC Show and Sale, call the LAC Studios at 703-228-0560 or visit arlingtonarts.org.

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On February 11, come inside when the museum’s galleries reopen with two new exhibitions: Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View and Crisis of Image.

Grey View, in the Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, is an homage to “gray” and a snapshot of the artist’s process. Consisting of photographs, collage, and a site-specific installation, this show is an outgrowth of Rivas-Rogers’ visual investigations into places you see on your way to somewhere else.

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