Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457. For additional entertainment listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com, E section.
<lst>Art at the Library presents different artists at the county's libraries through Oct. Ashburn Library features photography by Linda Holtslander; Cascades Library features photography by Jim Emery. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.
<lst>Paintings by Jeffery Stockberger will be on exhibit at Gallery 222, 222 South King St., Leesburg, Sept. 7-29. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Sept. 7, during Leesburg’s First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Visit www.gallery222.com or 703-777-5498.
Gallery Two at 222 presents "Interstate 81," a series of paintings by Elaine Nunnally. The paintings were inspired by the artist’s experience of driving along the interstate from Northern Virginia into the Shenandoah Valley to a weekend home. Exhibit dates are Sept. 7-29 with an artists’ reception from 6-9 p.m. during Leesburg’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery two at 222 is co-located with Gallery 222 in downtown Leesburg at 222 South King St. Hours are Mondays-Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 703-777-5498 or visit www.gallery222.com.
Photographers who live or work in Loudoun County are eligible to enter the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee’s "Focused on Photography" exhibit. Limit of two entries per artist. Images are limited to a finished size of 36 by 36 inches and must be framed and ready to hang with wire. Entries must be appropriate for exhibit in public locations. Exhibit dates are Sept. 17-Oct. 26 at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg.
Submit work Tuesday, Sept. 11 between the hours of 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. in the gallery on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center. Visit www.loudoun.gov/advisory/art.htm for entry form, label format and detailed instructions. Contact Holly Peterson at email@example.com.
The 1st Annual Claude Moore Park Photography Expo, a juried competition featuring color, black and white and computer-manipulated photographs of nature, takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling.
Photographs will be displayed from youth up to age 13; teens between the ages of 13 to 18; and adults in the categories of amateur, intermediate and advanced. Call 571-258-3700 or visit http://www.loudoun.gov/prcs/parks/claude.htm.
Grace Fellowship Church, 25350 Poland Road, Chantilly, is holding a free art show, Sept. 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. and Sept. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.gracefellowshipchurch.info.