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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Government Center Features New Art Exhibits: Young Artists and Promoting Hunger Relief

Photos of artworks at the Loudoun County Government Center

The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee (AAC) has opened two new exhibits at Gallery One, the art gallery located in the lobby of the Loudoun County Government Center at 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg. 

One exhibit features the work of students from INMED USA Partnerships for Children, a nonprofit international humanitarian development organization that has worked in more than 100 countries to build pathways for vulnerable children, families and communities to achieve well-being and self-reliance. The exhibit—titled Youth Movement—features 19 pieces of artwork created by students ages 11 to 16. Committee members describe the art as “bold, colorful and full of movement.”  

"It has been such a joy to see these teens develop their creativity and talent; everyone should have the opportunity to create," said Jennifer Lassiter Smith, director of U.S. Programs for INMED Partnerships for Children. Lisa Jones, a member of the Art Advisory Committee, facilitated the art experience to help teens express themselves and relieve the stress of everyday life.

A second exhibit in Gallery One features three-dimensional art in the gallery’s display case. The exhibit—titled Empty Bowls—features 24 ceramic bowls by Loudoun potters. The Empty Bowls initiative is intended to help end food insecurity in Loudoun County and to raise money for hunger relief in Loudoun County.

This exhibition will be on display in Gallery One through July 2, 2021.

The AAC was created by the Board of Supervisors in 1978 to collect and display works of art that reflect the diverse Loudoun community. The AAC manages a large and growing permanent and loaned art collection as well as produces art exhibits throughout the year in Gallery One. For more information about the ACC visit the committee’s webpage or email the committee’s liaison, Elizabeth Bracey.

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