AI & Us

AI & Us

Pop-up Art Exhibit Explores the Impact of Artificial Intelligence

AI and Us art by Leah Zhang

AI and Us art by Leah Zhang

Leah Zhang, a Junior at Thomas Jefferson High School, and Co-President of their Assistive Technology Club, reached out to The Arc of Northern Virginia to present an idea for a fundraiser. Leah is no stranger to being of service to others. During her Assistive Technology Club meetings, she and other members help students with disabilities gain proficiency in using their tablets to speak with an assistive technology tool called nuVoice.

Outside of school, Leah is an artist and has organized an art show at The Reston Art Gallery entitled “AI and US” to benefit The Arc of Northern Virginia. This week-long pop-up exhibit will take place from Feb. 24 to March 3. On Sunday, March 3rd there will be a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.

This art exhibit explores AI’s impact on art and ourselves. The goal is to raise awareness while also sharing the anxieties and inspiration that come with this exciting – and often unnerving innovation in our lives.

At the reception on March 3 from 2 to 4 pm, The Arc of Northern Virginia will provide a staffed information table, welcome remarks about the organization, and a look at an assistive technology app called “Arc2 Independence.” One hundred percent of all sales will benefit The Arc of Northern Virginia.

The “AI and US” exhibit will be at The Reston Art Gallery, which is located at 11400 Washington Plaza West (Lake Level) in Reston, Virginia. Admission is free. To RSVP for the reception on March 3, please send the number of people attending in an email to Laura Allen, Special Events Manager, at

Open two weekends: February 24 & 25 and March 2 & 3, noon - 5 pm

On display: Feb. 24 - March 3

Reception: Sunday, March 3, 2-4 pm