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DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

Loudoun Government Center Exhibition Features Artist Debbie Cadenas

Loudoun Government Center Exhibition Features Artist Debbie Cadenas

The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee presents an exhibition of twenty oil and acrylic paintings by Middleburg artist Debbie Cadenas.  The exhibition can be viewed during business hours in the Loudoun County Government’s “Gallery One” through the end of April. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg.

Cadenas shares her Middleburg home with her husband of 24 years and their three children.  She enjoys caring for her animals, which include sheep, goats, chickens and horses, and which inspire some of her paintings.

The art exhibition is sponsored by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee whose members are appointed by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

Thomas Balch Library to Host Civil War 150 Legacy Project Document Scanning Event on April 9, 2011

Thomas Balch Library to Host Civil War 150 Legacy Project Document Scanning Event on April 9, 2011

Residents are invited to bring family manuscripts to be scanned, preserving them for future generations

Local Women Star in New Television Show Focusing on Style and Lifestyle in DC and Hunt Country

Local Women Star in New Television Show Focusing on Style and Lifestyle in DC and Hunt Country

Episode one of Style in the City, a show that's all about styleand lifestylein and around the Nation's Capitol, first aired this week. And if you have access to Fairfax Public Access Chanel 10, it should be easy enough to catch or DVR (since it's showing more than thirty times this month!).

The show's cast comprises Leesburg resident, Leigh Macdonald, DC's Stefanie Ball, and two Middleburg women, Cindy Bapst and Elizabeth Miller. The show's director, Kristin Rustom, resides in both Middleburg and DC. The show focuses on distinctions between the life in the District and life in nearby Hunt Country, and much of the first episode was filmed on location at Delaplane Cellars in Delaplane, VA.

Meet the Artist Behind the Leesburg Town Hall Loudoun County Photography Exhibit

Meet the Artist Behind the Leesburg Town Hall Loudoun County Photography Exhibit

Gary Mester is the photographer behind “The Nature of Virginia: Images of Loudoun” exhibit which is currently on display on the first floor of Leesburg Town Hall. Mester has been a photographer for 12 years now. Originally from New Jersey, the Air Force moved Mester to Northern Virginia in 1974. He currently resides in Chantilly, but has explored many parts of Loudoun County with his camera.

“Nothing stays the same. Everything here is so fragile,” said Mester. He feels that people don’t really get out and explore as much; Loudoun County has so much to offer, for example: Aldie Mill and the handful of wineries. His photographs represent ten years of local history and including landscapes and a wide-range of Loudoun County community events. While Mester's favorite type of photography is of "flowers and butterflies," he finds people extremely interesting and continues to photograph a variety of things.

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. recently treated 54 local teenage girls to a ‘salon day’ in preparation for Pure Fashion Show on Sun., April 3, in Bethesda, Md. The Salon Daniel hair stylists and make-up artists shared their beauty tips and headshots were taken for the Pure Fashion Show program booklet.

 Pure Fashion is a program designed for girls, ages 14 to 18. It is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.            

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

Kidz Act Holds Auditions In Early January For “FAIRY TALE COURTROOM”

BUDDING YOUNG ACTORS/ACTRESSES AGES 7 – 16 ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE