The Arts in Loudoun, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

The Arts in Loudoun, Jan. 28-Feb. 3


A special exhibit of paintings by Lavonne Donohue opens Feb. 6, at Gallery 222 and runs through the month.


"Pink Foam," and other works by Conor Backman of Purcellville will be on display at Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg.

Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged.

The Sterling Playmakers are holding open auditions for "The End of Roads" by Glen Bartram Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Auditions will also be held for John Bishop’s "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" Friday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-4 p.m., at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. Auditionees should be at least age 18-years-old. Visit or e-mail

The Pickwick Players will hold auditions for "Crazy For You" Friday, Jan. 30, 7-9:30 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. N.W., Leesburg and Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive, South Riding. Come prepared with a memorized one-minute monologue and 16 bars of an upbeat song and be prepared to tap dance. E-mail

Applications are now available for artists for the fourth annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour, scheduled for June 20-21. Any 2- or 3-D work will be considered, including painting, drawing, fiber art, wood, ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Call 703-777-5498 or 540-338-7973, visit or for applications. Postmarked deadline for submission is Saturday, Jan. 31.

The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery presents Bright and Bold, an exhibit of watercolors by Jack Dyer of Springfield and fused glass by David Barnes of Sterling. The exhibit runs Feb. 3–March 2, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily at 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Call 703-494-0584 or visit

Dominion High School Drama presents "Arsenic and Old Lace," a dark comedy about a couple of sweet elderly sisters who are known in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their acts of charity. The show will run Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 5-7, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m., at the Dominion Auditorium, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling. $7 for students and children; $8 for adults; tickets can be purchased at the door.

A special exhibit of paintings by Lavonne Donohue opens Feb. 6, at Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg, and runs through the month. Donohue is a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club and the Loudoun Arts Council. Visit or call 703-777-5498.

Works by Conor Backman of Purcellville will be on display in an exhibit titled Variances, Feb. 6-28, at Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m.

The Loudoun Symphonic Winds is holding its Winter Music and Art Concert Saturday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., at Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg. Admission is a donation of $5 for individuals and $10 per family.

Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, presents the 10th annual Youth Art Show Sunday, Feb. 8-28. Students will display their talent in all media and certificates and ribbons will be presented. The opening reception will be Sunday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. Call Barbara Sample at 540-338-7973 or visit

The International Youth Orchestra is holding auditions for accomplished young musicians ages 10-17 for the summer 2009 season. Available positions include principal and/or section chairs in the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, percussion. Scholarships will be granted to principal chairs. Auditions will be held, by appointment only, at Woods Recreational Center, 44020 Louisa Drive, Ashburn, Saturday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 703-628-2589 or e-mail to sign up to audition.

The production "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" will run Feb. 20-March 1, at the Waddel Theater, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, at 7 p.m. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors.

The Loudoun Chorale invites prospective new members to attend rehearsals and consider joining the Chorale for its spring 2009 concert season. All vocal parts are needed and auditions are not required through January, but members should be able to read music. The Chorale rehearses every Sunday, 6–8 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Call 703-722-4055 or visit

Neorealist Sherry Zvares Sanábria’s paintings from the series, "Unforgotten: Slave Quarters and Other African American Sites" will be on display through March 23, at George Washington University Virginia Campus, Building 2, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn. Complimenting the Sanábria exhibit, Honoring and Commemorating Black Leadership is a selection of the artwork chosen or commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service, will be on display through March 23.

Paintings by Loudoun artists Maggie Siner and Kurt Schwarz are on display at Washington Dulles International Airport through March 31.

The exhibit, coordinated by Gallery 222 and the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority, is the sixth in the program’s rotating series of displays. The paintings are installed in the area beyond the security checkpoints in the Main Terminal on the Arrivals Level.