Head over to the George Washington University Virginia Campus on Sunday, April 5 for some excellent springtime events that are free and open to the public. Touch the Earth is a multi-part celebration of spring and sustainability: a special presentation at 3 p.m. on “The Greening of Landscape Design” offered by Susan Abraham (professor in GW’s Landscape Design certificate and master’s program) followed by an Artist Tea Reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here’s the skinny on the event:
Touch the Earth activities include the presentation, two art exhibits, and the sale of small garden plants and sapling trees. The main art exhibit, located in the First Floor Gallery of Building 2, is a selection of landscapes by seven Loudoun County artists. Artists include Mary Champion, oil (pictured below); Lavonne Donohue, acrylic; Dell Keathley, watercolor; Ann Noel, oil; Katherine Riedel, oil; Libby Stevens, pastel; and Antonia Walker, oil. The second exhibit, in the Ground Floor area, features graduate student landscape designs with descriptions of landscape solutions to common garden problems, use of plants, etc. The students will be available to discuss their solutions and options with you.
Established in Loudoun County in 1991, the GW Virginia Campus is a robust center for innovative research, graduate education, and regional corporate partnerships. As the University’s research and technology campus, it hosts a dozen centers of excellence in critical areas such as energy science and technology, transportation safety, and high performance computing.