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33rd Annual Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet Nutcracker 2:00 pm
33rd Annual Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet Nutcracker @ George Mason High School
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm
On December 2 & 3, 2017, McLean’s Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet will stage its 33rd annual Nutcracker performance at the George Mason High School. In addition to the youth students ranging in age from 3 to 18, there are adult students and several international guest artists appearing in the performances. The Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet trains in classical Russian style ballet. This is a true family cultural tradition right in our own backyard, and not to be missed! Tickets available at www.tututix.com/kintzmejiaballet. As an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet depends on fundraising in order to help offset the costs of staging its performances. KMAB’s mission is to entertain, educate, inspire, and engage people through the powerful vehicle of classical ballet in the Russian tradition, while also promoting the advancement of young and experienced ballet artists. Each year, the Artistic Directors painstakingly choreograph and produce two full ballet performances, including the Nutcracker in December and an original choreographed spring performance, and provide the highest quality professional training year-round. Additionally, KMAB participates in a variety of community events to help further a greater appreciation and understanding of the classical ballet art form. More information is available at kintzmejiaballet.org.
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Business Plan Boot Camp 6:00 pm
Business Plan Boot Camp @ Online (or) Startup to Growth, LLC
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Business Plan Boot Camp Date: November 6, 2017 – December 4, 2017 Mondays, Nov 6 through Dec 4, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fee: $250 (for 5 classes) Are you ready to take action to grow or start your business? Ready to ensure you have a solid foundation to start 2018 off right?!! This Boot Camp is for you if you… • Are an existing business and do not have a business plan • Are a startup and don’t have a business plan • Have a very old business plan and needs updating • Like to work in a team environment • Want to check this off your list (finally!) in 2017 Join our Business Plan Boot Camp and get this one done! Five classes, Monday evenings from 6 to 9 PM, between Nov 6th and Dec 4th. This is an honest, realistic approach to thinking through your business, one step at a time, and writing your business plan. We cover: • Strategy (Mission, Vision, Goals & Objectives) • Products and Services • Marketing • Operations • Financials In our classes, we combine startups (adding enthusiasm and unbridled excitement!) with growth companies (adding wisdom and experience!). Our clients find it to be a win/win! Don’t have time to commit to getting your business plan completed? That’s too bad. Your competitors do. They’re winning YOUR customers. About Robin Suomi, MBA, founder of Startup to Growth, LLC:Success is rarely accidental. My passion is helping my small business clients move from concept through growth (many clients establishing lifestyle businesses and many surpassing $1M in sales), unleashing their vitality, innovation and creativity as they launch or grow their successful and sustainable companies according to their vision. For over 10 years I have helped thousands of small business owners launch and grow their dreams through 1-1 and group small business coaching, technical small business consulting, mastermind groups, business plan classes, and other educational programs. As an adjunct professor, I taught Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Business 101 courses. Our services at Startup to Growth, LLC are delivered online and in-person. Startup to Growth Library, your top notch, go-to resource for online, anytime small business professional development and education provided by experts in their fields. The Library hosts several hours of videos educating small business owners in the areas of social media how-to’s, target market segmentation and multi-generational marketing, graphic art, sales 101, law, insurance, and many other subject areas that small business owners need to know about to be successful. And more are being added. We are growing! It costs less than $50 for 3-month access to the Library, or $119 for an entire year (Introductory Pricing). Become a better, more confident business owner through education. Professional development dollars are never wasted. Many of the video presenters invite Library Members to contact them with their questions, as well. Beginning in November, Library Members will receive an exclusive Newsletter giving tips and tools to help you start OR grow your small business. Check out the Startup to Growth Library at www.startuptogrowth.com/library
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Snow Holidays Paint and Wine Event 7:15 pm
Snow Holidays Paint and Wine Event @ The Painted Tiger Art Studio
Dec 8 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Great way to bring in the holiday season… art, wine, and the great ambiance!
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Nutcracker In a Shell Remixed! 6:00 pm
Nutcracker In a Shell Remixed! @ Stone Bridge High School
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm
Directed by Hannah Church with the help of Madi Del Rio and KC Repage, this shortened, jazzed up spin on a holiday classic is performed by children, for children. Nutcracker in A Shell is a delightful way to Introduce your little angels and soldiers to this grand family tradition. Every holiday season young Clara wakes up beneath the magical tree, meets a gallant Prince and travels through time to the enchanting Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Be delighted by stunning Classical numbers and elegant dancers, this year featuring new and exciting choreography in Ballet, Jazz, HipHop and Tap. Be entertained by a traditional story told with a twist and watch the talented cast of performers bring this colorful masterpiece to life! With only two shows and two opportunities to be whisked away to this delightful world, be sure to buy your tickets early! The Institute of Performing Arts for Youth is also proud and excited to announce it will again partner with the “ Smashing Walnuts “ foundation, and will offer auctions of great holiday gifts to benefit the foundation with the goal of, “Cracking the cure to Childhood Brain Cancer.” So join us once again this holiday season for our best show yet!
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Trivia Night Supporting the Humane Society of Loudoun County 7:00 pm
Trivia Night Supporting the Humane Society of Loudoun County @ Black Walnut Brewery
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come out and join us for a fun evening. Trivia participants can play individually or form teams. Prizes awarded for 3 highest scores after 3 rounds. $10 per person includes a raffle ticket for a prize drawing and $1 beverage discount. This event is held on the third Thursday of every month except in December. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Loudoun County.
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Santa Lands – Witness Santa Arrive by Helicopter 10:00 am
Santa Lands – Witness Santa Arrive by Helicopter @ Virginia Village Shopping Center
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Keane Enterprises proudly presents: Santa Claus is coming to town! Just like he did years ago. Santa will trade his sleigh for a helicopter and land right in the heart of the Virginia Village Shopping Center at 10:00am. Visit The Santa House for holiday treats and photos with Saint Nick! Kids have the opportunity to make a gift for a loved one in the kids-only store, at no cost. As long as the weather outside’s not frightful, you’ll be in for a delightful day with the Farmers’ Market open from 9:00am-12:00pm. Enjoy the live holiday music, various food trucks, and make family memories to last a lifetime. We’re also collecting gift donations for the YMCA Loudoun County – books, athletic equipment, toys, all is accepted and appreciated. Don’t miss out on this holly jolly good time! Santa Lands is produced and managed by Events by Bow Tie a corporate events firm located in Leesburg, VA.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 17 2017 – Jan 4 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 18 2017 – Jan 5 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 19 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 7 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) 10:00 am
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) @ Tribute at One Loudoun Welcome Center (until the community opens in September)
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) – And every 3rd Wednesday from 10am-12pm. We’d Love to see you! People living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as LewyBody Dementia, their carepartners, family, and friends- All are Welcome! Relay and enjoy a cup of coffee, donute, and other delicious munchies with old Friends….and meet new ones. Will you Join Us?
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) 10:00 am
Parkinson’s Social Network (support group) @ Tribute at One Loudoun
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’d Love to see you! People living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as LewyBody Dementia, their carepartners, family, and friends- All are Welcome! Relay and enjoy a cup of coffee, donute, and other delicious munchies with old Friends….and meet new ones. Will you Join Us?
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 21 2017 – Jan 8 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 22 2017 – Jan 9 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 23 2017 – Jan 10 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 24 2017 – Jan 11 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 25 2017 – Jan 12 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 26 2017 – Jan 13 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 27 2017 – Jan 14 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 28 2017 – Jan 15 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 16 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 30 2017 – Jan 17 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.
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Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown
Artist in Residence at North Gate Vineyard – Pete Brown @ North Gate Vineyard
Dec 31 2017 – Jan 18 2018 all-day
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Brown as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Pete will be hosting a public reception showing his work entitled ‘Nature at the Edge of Reality,’ at North Gate Vineyard on Sunday October 1st, from 3PM to 5PM. His show features a collection of works in oil and acrylic. His art will be on display through January 4, 2018. As the son of a fisherman, Pete learned about hard work. That work ethic continues to push him in his art. “The pursuit of capturing not only what I see but what I can imagine drive me to capture nature’s beauty all around,” said Brown. “If I can evoke an emotional response similar to what I felt when creating the piece, I consider it successful.” Many of his paintings are influenced by a love of water. Brown paints on the ‘edge of reality’ to create a shared experience with the viewer. Many areas of the painting are completed by the viewer. He believes that art must involve the artist, the art and its audience. Teaching forces him to continue learning. Brown studied for four years under noted Charlotte, N.C., teacher Andy Braitman. Those studies helped Pete find his painting voice. He now helps his students find their voice. Pete has won multiple awards in juried shows and has collectors across the U.S. He sells only original works, no prints, choosing to keep each piece one of a kind.

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