Winter Moon Festival

A Celestial Celebration
Group Show - 26 Artists
January 19 - February 23, 2019

"There's something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior."
--Luanne Rice

"Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the Moon. It's always there and continues to inspire humanity."
--Yusaku Maezawa

"The moon is brighter since the barn burned."
--Matsuo Basho

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
--Amelia Earhart

"We all shine the moon and the stars and the sun..."
--John Lennon

Illuminating and radiant, the Moon owns the enchantment of the night. Ever morphing lunar phases captivate, begetting our fascination. Our confidant posited in the evening sky, casts directional light to guide us.

Visual renderings and imaginative narratives chronicle the centuries-long artistic intrigue of this nocturnal dynamic. We observe the majesty of its sublime astronomical show as we revel in it's circadian presence. With coveted serenity, her mere depiction conjures up hope, divinity, guidance, and magic.

Magnetic dalliance transfixing, it inspires our mind's eye. The luminous glow transports spectators to other realms of being. An invitation to mystery and mythology, the moon bestows eminent influence upon humankind, animals, plants, and tides. Bask in her light: become enraptured by her powers.

Join us for "Winter Moon Festival: A Celestial Celebration”.

A.Kimberlin Blackburn
Adrian Ward
Ansel Adams
Barbara Henry
Butch Hisey
Danny Mulvena
David Cantner
Ed Panar

Erik Zimmerman
James Tompkins
Jeanne Liotta
Jim Costello
Kathy Guzman
Kris Viemeister
Leigh Henry
Maureen Storey

Mike Howard
Paul Zdepski
Pieter Greeff
Rebecca Simmons
Richard Wislocky
Rick Redmon
Roberto Rosas
Susan Repic
Tim Maloney

Press Release [PDF 237KB]

Donald Lambert - "Strasburg art museum to host winter exhibit"
The Northern Virginia Daily, Vol 133, No 14, Arts & Entertainment page B11, January 18, 2019, illus. color

Rupert Ravens, Director/Curator
Kirslyn Schell-Smith, Assistant Manager
Porter Gaier, Development/Special Events Coordinator

Daniel Feldbush, Digital Coordinator
Melissa Coffman, Exhibition Assistance

Facilities Production
Glen "Putty" Rickard, Pedestals/Moonbase