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Art in Herndon/Reston, Feb. 18-24

ArtspaceHerndon, a new community art gallery and classroom studio located in the heart of Herndon, is presenting Habitat, an exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings and sculpture addressing the subject of adaptation of the environment and its living inhabitants.

Jo Fleming of Great Falls presents paintings, which share her observations of "modified" wild places and depict flora and fauna utilizing available resources in the landscape. Some paintings recognize gestures of man in the built environment to interact with the natural world.

Colorfully patinated bronze sculptures by Bill Moore of Silver Spring, Md., present, at magnified scale, the physical adaptations of armored beetles and ancient fossil fish, which were predators of the seas millions of years ago.

Exhibition dates are Feb. 10-March 9; a reception, which is open to the public will be held Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays, 1-3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.artspaceherndon.com, www.jofleming.com or www.mooresculpture.com.

An exhibition of art by students from Herndon High School entitled "Emerging Visions: ROOTS" will be on display Feb. 26-April 14 at the Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston.

The Elden Street Players received 13 nominations for outstanding performance in three productions during calendar year 2008. The Washington Area Community Theatre Honors program announced the nominations at The Birchmere in Alexandria. WATCH is an organization of thirty area community theater companies founded for the adjudication and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theatre throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The awards ceremony will be held March 1, 7 p.m., at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., in association with Galerie Brigitte of Reston, presents an exhibit of modern lacquer, Vietnamese paintings, "Blending Traditions: Contemporary Lacquer" by Duong Sen. The gallery,

located on the ballroom mezzanine level of Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C., will run the exhibit now through

February. The artwork is available for purchase through Galerie Brigitte. Call 703-860-2345 or visit www.galeriebrigitte.com.

Works by Matthew Best will be on display through April 6 at the Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston.

The Reston Museum will be closed for renovations through April 17. A new interior and new exhibits are in the works. Children’s Art Workshops will be on hiatus during the renovations, but Pat Mcintyre’s Art Workshop will continue Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.