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Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series Winter Jams

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 7:00pm

Due to inclement weather , Guitar Winter Jams is cancelled on Tuesday, January 29, and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm.

Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in these three winter guitar jam sessi...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Fundamentals of Drawing

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Feb 03, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 1:00pm
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Rehearsal Room, Science and Technology
Presented By: Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Instructor: Martin Cervantez, Master Sergeant, USA (Ret.)

This class covers the fundamentals of still life drawing and offers opportunity to enhance creative skills during the indoor winter months. Instruction covers materials, composition, blocking in shapes, and completion of a drawing, with demos...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative: Papermaking Workshop

Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 9:00am
Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 9:00am
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 9:00am
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 9:00am

Instructor: Patrick Sargent, USAF (Ret.), Artist, Printmaker, Papermaker

This workshop covers the basic techniques of hand papermaking using rags or old clothes and includes deconstructing materials using the Hollander Beater; pulp preparation; sheet forming; couching; pressing; and drying. Instruct...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 7:00pm

This workshop series has reached capacity and is no longer accepting registrations.

Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Instructor: Glen McCarthy, George Mason University

Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this ten-week series of lessons with Glen ...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level II

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 8:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 8:00pm

REGISTER

The Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series is free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers.  

The objective of the workshops is to help each participant improve their general guitar skills to play songs; curriculum is flexible and is determined at the d...Read More


Exploring Identity with Women Veterans: Photography Exhibition/Reception

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 1:00pm

Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Instructor: Danielle Dravenstadt, Photography Instructor, School of Art, George Mason University

Note: the April 7 workshop is the final in this series and will culminate at the end of class in a reception and exhibition of the participants’ work in the Buchanan Part...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: "June Guitar Jam" Workshop

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 7:00pm

Don’t miss this fun summer opportunity to attend a Veterans Guitar Workshop taught by Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at the Mason Community Arts Academy and at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center.  Previous Guitar...Read More


Veterans and the Arts Initiative | Ukulele Workshops with Glen McCarthy

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2019 6:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 06, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 6:30pm
Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 7:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 6:30pm
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 6:30pm
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 7:30pm

Register

Session I: August 6 & 8 
Level I | Beginner: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Level II | Intermediate: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Session II: August 27 & 29
Level I | Beginner: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Level II | Intermediate: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the tiny, musical mar...Read More


Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series: Level I

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 7:00pm

REGISTER

The Dominion Energy Veterans Guitar Workshop Series is free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers. 

The objective of the workshops is to help each participant improve their general guitar skills to play songs; curriculum is flexible and is determined at the di...Read More


Songwriting Workshop Series for Military Kids

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 1:00pm
Saturday, Nov 02, 2019 1:00pm
Location: Music Theater Building, 1012, CVPA Shared Space, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Veterans and the Arts Initiative and Mason Community Arts Academy

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Andrew Cote and Thom Routon, Instructors

Saturdays, September 28 - November 2 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Location: Mason Community Arts Academy (Fairfax) and George Mason University School of Music (Fairfax)

Join us for a 6-week series designed for kids and teenagers where they will learn songwriting ...Read More


Gallery Exhibit: Veterans and the Arts Initiative "Exploring Identity with Women Veterans"

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 10:00am

October 29 –­ December 7 

Gallery Reception: November 7 from 6-8 p.m.

In March 2019, a local community of women Veterans participated in a smart phone photography workshop series taught by Ms. Danielle Dravenstadt, which led to an exhibition called Exploring Identity with Women Veterans.  The exhibi...Read More


Gallery Reception: Veterans and the Arts Initiative

Thursday, Nov 07, 2019 6:00pm

Exploring Identity with Women Veterans

Gallery Reception: November 7 from 6-8 p.m.

Gallery receptions are free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to smeyer3@gmu.edu.

About the exhibit: 

October 29 –­ December 7 

In March 2019, a local community of women Veterans participated in a smart phone photo...Read More


Celebrating Veterans and the Arts at the Hylton Center

Saturday, Nov 09, 2019 1:30pm

Enjoy a celebratory afternoon of interactive arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community. Kicking off its 5th year, this free, festive event features hands-on visual arts activities, guitar workshops, a songwriting presentation by military ki...Read More


The U.S. Army Band Pershing's Own: We Honor Them All

Saturday, Nov 09, 2019 7:00pm

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Pershing's Own celebrates Veterans with a modern twist on the typical Veterans Day tradition featuring The U.S. Army Band Downrange rocking out in front of their amazing orchestra. *FREE.

*This performance is free and open to the public, but everyone must have a general admission ticket....Read More


Heroes' Voices National Poetry Contest Reading

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 1:00pm

Join us for an inspirational afternoon of music and poetry exploring a variety of perspectives on war, peace, and service.  This event will include national-level prize-winning poetry and local voices in a collaborative open-mic setting. Interested participants must contact the Veterans and the Arts...Read More