"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."
"Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the Moon. It's always there and continues to inspire humanity."
"The moon is brighter since the barn burned."
"The most effective way to do it, is to do it."
"We all shine on...like the moon and the stars and the sun..."
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”.
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
Glen "Putty" Rickard, Pedestals/Moonbase