McLean Project for the Arts presents the 27th annual Youth Art Show, sponsored by the Women’s Club of McLean. Middle and high school art will be on display March 27 through April 8, with a reception Thursday, March 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participating schools are Cooper and Longfellow Middle Schools and Langley and McLean High Schools. McLean Project for the Arts is located at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Call 703-790-1953 or visit www.mpaart.org.
Area students are featured in the exhibition Emerging Visions: Adolescent Self-Portraiture at Greater Reston Arts Center. Students from Langston Hughes Middle, South Lakes High School, Herndon Middle and Herndon High are included in this celebration of Youth Art Month. Exhibit runs through March 28 at GRACE, 12001 Market St., suite 103, Reston Town Center. For more information contact GRACE at 703-471-9242 or www.restonarts.org.
“Transition”: paintings in acrylic and charcoal by McLean resident Clarissa Jaffe will be on display through March 30 at Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, 709 W. Broad St., Falls Church. Call 703-538-6266.
“Varied Views of Great Falls”: Great Falls photographer Walt Lawrence will present a solo exhibition at the Great Falls Library through March 31 featuring approximately 25 landscape, landmark and wildlife images from his “Images of Great Falls” collection. He will be introducing several images that have been enlarged and printed on canvas. Library hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 a.m. A portion of the exhibit’s sales will be donated to the Friends of the Great Falls Library.
Bill Garrett’s photography, mostly showcasing the birds of Great Falls, are on display at Katie’s Coffee at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 C Walker Road, at the Great Falls Village Centre. The framed photos and prints are for sale, and the photos will be on display through March 31. Contact Garrett at 703-450-4160.
Mixed media paintings and drawings by Chris Monette Appleton, on display through April 19 at Oakton Art and Framing, 2952 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton. Call 703-281-1364 or visit www.OaktonArtAndFraming.com or www.cmastudio.com/index.html.
McLean Project for the Arts is accepting entries from local and regional artists and fine craftsmen for MPA artfest, a one day juried fine arts and crafts festival. The second annual MPA artfest will be held in McLean Central Park on Sunday, Oct. 5. Entry forms are available at McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forms are also available at www.mpaart.org, and they are due by Thursday, May 1. Call 703-790-1953 or e-mail email@example.com.
Greater Reston Arts Center presents an exhibition of high energy abstract paintings by local artist Gennara Moore, on display at the Market Street Bar & Grill at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 President St., Reston Town Center, through June 2. Twenty works of art will be on display; all artwork is available for purchase and proceeds from sales support the artist and GRACE programs. Call 703-925-8250.