Ten local artists are represented: Jan Buchanan, Loretta M. Kopelman, Dwight Rhoades, Susan Trivers, Joanie Mathews, Mary Hallahan Kushan, Tami Dibble, Ricardo Pizarro, Kazue Chin Worth, and Abby Mandel.
“The student exhibit touches on multiple styles and approaches. Works are made by adult learners taking MPA classes from our artist instructors. Each one offers both technical skill learning and help for students to embrace their individual style and develop their own artistic voice. The biannual student exhibit offers our hardworking students a chance to see their work in a gallery setting and to participate with others in a professional exhibition format,” said Nancy Sausser, curator and artistic director of MPA.
Eryn Lampe, development manager at MPA reminds the community that "Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists," will be on display in the Emerson and Atrium Galleries from Sept. 16 to Nov. 10 and that the MPA's "60th Anniversary Gala" will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Capital One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons. The MPAartfest 2022, its16th annual event, follows on Sunday, Oct. 2, at McLean Central Park.
MPA is a contemporary visual arts nonprofit organization located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA. "Each year, MPA offers over 150 art classes taught by professional artist-educators for adults, teens, and children. MPA’s education program includes family art workshops, artist-led workshops, and summer art camps,” according to its website. MPA’s mission is "to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art, and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts."
MPA is supported by grants from the McLean Community Foundation, ARTSFairfax (the Arts Council for Fairfax County), National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and other sponsors and individuals.
One can almost feel the mist of the flowing river emanating from Dwight Rhoades' untitled acrylic on canvas painting. Photo by Mercia Hobson/Connection Newspapers