It’s always sweeter the third time! For the final event of its debut session, the Lawn Chair Talks features artist Molly Springfield, paired with chocolatier Jason Andelman (Artisan Confections), on Wendesday (6:00 until 8:00 p.m.), May 25, 2016, in the Tiffany Gallery at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
Curated by New Media Curator Paul Shortt, the Lawn Chair Speaker Series is presented and curated by Arlington Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with BizLaunch, which also is a program of Arlington Economic Development and in partnership with Arlington Arts Center.
Bringing together high achievers from seemingly disparate fields in casual conversations, these Lawn Chair talks endeavor to illuminate areas of commonality, new paradigms of community, and to inspire different ways of approaching problem solving and creativity. Pairing one artist and one entrepreneur to discuss their personal journey and best practices, each will speak for a half hour followed by a Q&A with both speakers.
About the artists and entrepreneurs:
Molly Springfield makes drawings and installations based on texts. Her most recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Galerie Thomas Zander (Cologne, Germany), Flashpoint (Washington, DC), and Steven Wolf Fine Arts (San Francisco). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, and lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Jason Andelman, a native of northern Virginia and founder of Artisan Confections, first pursued his fascination with fine art by acquiring a degree in Art History from the College of William and Mary. He then explored his love of fine chocolate at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he graduated with honors from the pastry program. Jason brought his passion for the highest quality chocolates back to Arlington, where he resides with his family. After years as a pastry chef, Jason left restaurants in 2005 to open Artisan Confections. His exquisite chocolates soon garnered rave reviews, and for years his tiny shop has flourished in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington. In 2012, Artisan Confections opened a second retail shop in the dynamic Mosaic District in Merrifield, VA.
BizLaunch, a Division of Arlington Economic Development, is Arlington’s small business and entrepreneurial assistance network. BizLaunch offers technical assistance and more than 60 free workshops, seminars and networking opportunities each year. BizLaunch services help local entrepreneurs and small business owners plan, develop and grow their businesses.
About Arlington Cultural Affairs
Arlington Arts is the presenting arm of Arlington Cultural Affairs, a County division charged with fostering a creative environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and community participation. We do this by providing material support to artists, and arts organizations, in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; through a commitment to integrating award-winning Public Art into our built environment; and with high-quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County.
About Arlington Arts Center:
AAC’s exhibitions and their attendant lectures, workshops, and panel discussions offer opportunities for dialogue, and ultimately serve to illustrate the value of contemporary art —specifically, what it is, how it works, and why it matters in our daily lives. Established in 1974, Arlington Arts Center (AAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and subsidized studio spaces, AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the community. AAC is housed in the historic Maury School, and boasts nine exhibition spaces, working studios for thirteen artists, and three classrooms. At 17,000 square feet, AAC is one of the largest non-federal venues for contemporary art in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
For more information, visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703.248.6800.