Gifts from the HeART

RCC Presents Gifts from the HeART Exhibit & Shopping Event

Proceeds from 18th annual event to benefit Cornerstones

Reston Community Center invites the public to the 18th Annual Gifts from the HeART Exhibit and Holiday Gift Shopping Event. The gift-shopping event will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event is presented in conjunction with the Gifts from the HeART exhibit on display at RCC Lake Anne through December 31, 2016; the 3D exhibit will remain on display through February 21. Artist entry fees and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to Cornerstones.

The exhibit showcases original works of art in a variety of media – including oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, stained glass, ceramic, sculpture and mixed media – at various price points. The event coincides with Jingle on Lake Anne from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the same day. That event features children’s crafts, cookie decorating, a farmer’s and craft market, beer garden, carolers, tree lighting and Santa’s arrival by barge at noon.

“Our Gifts from the HeART exhibit brings artists and community members together for a wonderful cause,” said Cheri Danaher, RCC’s Arts Education Director. “Through this event, everyone involved can enjoy fantastic works of art, celebrate the holidays and support those in need in our area.”

Proceeds will help Cornerstones continue the important work of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, the Laurel Learning Center and their Community Services Outreach, which includes job counseling, emergency food and youth programs. Since the annual exhibit was first held in 1999, Gifts from the HeART has raised approximately $11,000 for Cornerstones.

For more information regarding the exhibit or December 3 event, please call Gloria Morrow, Arts Education Assistant, at 703-476-6187.

The Jo Ann Rose Gallery and 3D Gallery are located at Reston Community Center Lake Anne at 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston, Virginia. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. The Gallery is not open to the public during rental functions and/or some programs.

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