February 28th, 2018
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) lives at the Athenaeum in Alexandria. The organization exists to keep the city's residents on the cutting-edge of art and engaged in their community, and it hosts regularly changing art exhibitions that explore all different types of subject matter.
For the current exhibit, Form and Void, abstract artist Ellyn Weiss used extremophiles as her muse. These organisms can survive in extreme conditions — hence their name. Weiss enlists tar, liquid plastic, wire, and other unexpected supplies to create works that delve into the concepts of survival and regeneration. In addition to art shows like these, the Athenaeum also has space for ballet lessons, yoga classes, and Pilates sessions. Check out the website to see what's on the itinerary at the Athenaeum in the next week or two.