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RCC Presents Gifts From The Heart Exhibit & Shopping Event

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2013


Proceeds from 15th annual event to benefit Cornerstones 
(Formerly Reston Interfaith)

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RESTON, VA —Reston Community Center invites the public to the 15th Annual Gifts from the HeART Exhibit and Holiday Gift Shopping Event.  The gift-shopping event will take place on Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is presented in conjunction with Santa’s arrival by barge for Jingle on Lake Anne.  The exhibit is on display through January 6, 2014 at RCC Lake Anne’s art galleries; 3D exhibit items will remain on display through February 21. Artist entry fees and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to Cornerstones.

The exhibit showcases original works of art in a variety of media – including oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, stained glass, ceramic, sculpture, and mixed media – in a wide range of sizes and prices. The December 7 reception will offer the community a chance to purchase artwork and get into the holiday spirit with shopping and holiday refreshments.

Proceeds will help Cornerstones continue the important work of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, the Laurel Learning Center and their Community Services Outreach, which includes job counseling, emergency food, and youth programs. Since the annual exhibit was first held in 1999, Gifts from the HeART has raised approximately $7,000 for Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith).

“The Gifts from the HeART exhibit brings artists and community members together for a wonderful cause,” said Cheri Danaher, RCC’s Arts Education Director. “Through this event, everyone involved can enjoy fantastic works of art, celebrate the holidays, and also support those in need in our area.”

For more information regarding the exhibit or December 7 event, please call Gloria Morrow, Arts Education Assistant, at 703-476-4500 ext. 6187.

The Jo Ann Rose Gallery and 3D Gallery are located at Reston Community Center Lake Anne at 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston, Virginia. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. The Gallery is not open to the public during rental functions and/or some programs

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, fitness 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 the Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828-1120 (TTY) or visit the website athttp://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. The 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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