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Media Advisory – Comstock Action (PDF)
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Noon – 7:00 p.m.
The Plaza at Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station
Comstock Partners Street Team and Photographers
Tuesday, August 4, between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wiehle-Reston metro riders will be greeted by the Comstock Partners Street Team to learn more about the We Make Reston project.
Wednesday, August 5, between Noon – 7:00 p.m. Photographers will be on hand to facilitate Reston residents and employees who want to be a part of We Make Reston project. All will be invited to submit photos to be considered for inclusion.
Comstock Partners, LC brings the We Make Reston public art initiative to mass transit riders by featuring large-scale portraits of Restonians at both Comstock’s 140-foot fencing wall at the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station and on a 7-story banner visible from the Dulles Toll Road. These temporary installations will be a collection of oversized black-and-white photos that represent the diversity of Reston. These two sites join Lake Anne Plaza and RCC Lake Anne Jo Ann Rose Gallery as designated locations of this exhibit, opening on September 26 in conjunction with the Reston Multicultural Festival. This project is created by the people of Reston and coordinated by Reston Community Center (RCC) and the Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR). We Make Reston is part of the INSIDE OUT project – a global initiative with 200,000 participants from more than 112 countries & territories. For more info and examples of other INSIDE OUT exhibits, visit www.insideoutproject.net
This temporary public art project celebrates Reston’s diversity and kicks off a series of “Community Conversations on Equity” that began 50 years ago when Reston was founded as one of the first racially integrated communities in Virginia. For more information, please visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/WeMakeReston.
About the Inside Out Project
INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projectʼs co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at http://www.insideoutproject.net/.
About Comstock Partners, LC
Comstock Partners, LC is a privately held real estate development enterprise focused on urban, mixed-use and transit-oriented developments in the Washington, D.C. region. Comstock is currently developing Reston Station, the first transit-oriented, mixed use development in the Dulles Corridor, through a public-private partnership with Fairfax County. Comstock is also delivering Loudoun Station located at the terminus of the Silver Line. With a development pipeline that includes millions of square feet of mixed-use office, retail, residential and hotel development located above and around the Metro station facilities emerging in the Dulles Corridor, Comstock is leading the way in the urbanization of America’s best real estate market. For more information about Comstock visit www.ComstockCompanies.com.
About Initiative for Public Art – Reston
IPAR – founded in 2007 by Reston civic and community organizations and leaders – is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment for public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. It imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. For more information about IPAR, visit www.publicartreston.org
About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and life-long learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website at www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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