Falls Church Arts
Falls Church Arts is a non-profit organization established in 2003 that serves the D.C. Metro area. We are dedicated to making the arts a vital and integral part of our community and to celebrating the creative energies of our artists and supporting members.
On February 25, 2017, Falls Church Arts opened its gallery and classroom at 700-B West Broad Street next door to Famille Cafe. This facility houses a diverse range of arts events, music, film, and instruction and studio arts classes.
Falls Church Arts also has programs – EXPANDING THE ARTS and pARTicipate – for the creation and display of art outside the studio and galleries. These programs bring art to the people and public spaces in our community and encourage pARTicipation in the arts with The Halloween Paint In, Chalk Walks, “Scenes in the City” Plein Air Festival, and others. Many of our patrons and artists are familiar with our weekly booth at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market (when weather permits), begun in 2013-14.
Falls Church Arts has been awarded grants from The Little City CATCH Foundation to help fund our operations and programming. Learn more about Falls Church Arts on their website.
Featured Artist: Mim Keo
Mim majored in Art at the George Washington University when the art studios were in the Corcoran School of Art. After graduation, she joined the Peace Corps and went to Thailand. After appreciating the Thai ceramics, she returned to the US to study clay at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. There she was juried in and worked at the Hollin Hills studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center for 20 years, creating, demonstrating, exhibiting and selling her sculpture and pottery. Concomitantly, she worked for the Fairfax County Government in the area of domestic violence for 30 years.
After retiring from both jobs, Mim studied photography online and locally for many years. She was delighted to learn how to handle DSLR’s as well as iPhones. With her art background and love of Impressionism, she developed a style of photography that emulates paintings and watercolors. She uses many apps on her iPad Pro to edit her photos.
Many of her photos are of landscapes, flowers, reflections, architecture and wildlife and most become “digital paintings” with her edits. She exhibits her work on Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. She is an Honorary Lifetime Member at the Torpedo Factory and exhibits at Falls Church Arts. She belongs to many photography groups around the world within Facebook and credits those photographers with much of her inspiration and knowledge. She also participates in the Virginia Beltway Photography Meet Up Group.
Mim Keo's Artwork
Man in Red
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