Elizabeth Casqueiro | Re:Vision
Now through Jan. 6, 2019
Artist Talk: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 – 4 p.m.
Elizabeth Casqueiro is a DC based artist who, through abstracted painting and mixed media, explores connections between the inner and exterior world. 

Elizabeth Casqueiro, The Relentless Pursuer (Courtesy Photo)


In Re:Vision, Casqueiro reflects on the emotional content of immigration and what it means to push forward with a new life while remaining pulled by the old. Using as a springboard two sets of images that represent these conflicting dynamics, namely
retro comic books and lifestyle ads, she investigates the power of visionary myth to propel and restrain, the relinquishing of the precious as a condition to move forward, and the struggle to reconcile who we are, how we are perceived, and who we want to become
 

Mount Vernon Flutes (Courtesy Photo)


The Mount Vernon Flutes Holiday Concert 
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:00 p.m. , Free
 
The Mount Vernon Flutes have been an Athenaeum favorite for many years.  This small ensemble from the Mount Vernon Concert Band will perform holiday songs in the gallery.  Join us for this festive performance!
 
Ballroom Dance Class  & Holiday Dance Party 
Hosted by Gary Stephans & Margit Paulding
Monday, Dec. 10, 7:00 pm
Wine and snacks will be served 
$30 per-person or $55 per couple 
Get in the holiday spirit and freshen up your dance skills! Internationally renowned ballroom dance and social dance instructor, Gary Stephans, will help you learn some hot new dance moves so you’ll have more fun dancing at your upcoming holiday parties, celebrations and evenings out.  

Following a 45 minute lesson in Swing, Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot and Waltz, dance the night away with some of your favorite dance music! Snacks, desserts and a little wine will be served to celebrate the spirit of the season. Call or email: garystephans@me.com or 703-505-5998 for more information about the Art of Ballroom Dance
 
The Athenaeum will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 13. It will reopen on Friday, Dec. 14.
 

Capital Hearings (Courtesy Photo)


An A Cappella Holiday with The Capital Hearings!   
Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m. , $30

The Capital Hearings, Washington, DC’s most versatile vocal ensemble, will delight you with a selection of pop, classical, and jazz music for the season. Join us for the celebration and meet the performers at a reception immediately following the concert. 
Performance 7 p.m. /Reception 8 p.m.
Wine and dessert will be served, $30 per person 
 
A January Preview  
 

Michael Lee Pope, local aurhor (courtesy photo)


Hidden History of Alexandria, DC
Thursday, Jan. 3, 7:00 p.m. , $15   

NVFAA Members $5 

 
This groundbreaking history uncovers a long-forgotten period in the 19th century when Alexandria left the commonwealth of Virginia and became incorporated into the fledgling District of Columbia. It was an experiment that failed after half a century of neglect and a growing animosity between North and South. However, it was a fascinating time when cannons were dragged onto city streets for political rallies, candidates plied their voters with liquor and devastating fires ravaged the city.