Tephra ICA Arts Festival Takes Over Reston Town Center This Weekend | May 20–21, 2023
Now in its 32nd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly titled the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) will take place this weekend at Reston Town Center. Over 200 contemporary artists and artisans will travel from across the country to present original handmade artwork to share with Festival audiences.
Painting: There is not a single bad painter in this festival — to get in, you have to be good! And that has been a Reston high standard for decades! From among this group I like Kathryn Maher in booth 310, Arte Original in 900 block, Karina Llergo in booth 944-945, Greg Stones in booth 425 (he notes: My basic process is this: Paint a landscape. Then add weird stuff), and Jill Banks.
|Rabbit Finds Carrot
Gouache on paper 6″ x 4″ 2018 by Greg Stone
During the Festival, Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist Hoesy Corona will present Hacia la Vida, a site-specific performance that explores migration and displacement caused by climate change. Performers will process through the Festival streets adorned in intricate sculptural costumes created by the artist that simultaneously make their bodies anonymous and hyper visible. Using the archetype of the traveler and the anthropomorphic representation of mother nature, this performance humanizes the figure of the immigrant and celebrates the power and beauty of nature.