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ArtSpace Exhibit Displays Work of Reston, DC Artists

The new exhibit is titled 'Explorations: In Copper, Paint, Wood and Steel.

On exhibit at through Oct. 21 is Explorations: In Copper, Paint, Wood and Steel. 

The exhibit features the art of local abstract painter Roberta Thole of Reston, and the sculpture of Philippe Mougne of Washington, DC. An artist reception and gallery talk will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. 

Thole's artwork is filled with classical symbolism—images of columns, arches and vases that call to mind art history. The classical symbols are painted on canvas, copper and panels with a contemporary eye. 

Thole has a studio at Reston Art Gallery and Studios at Lake Anne in Reston. 

Mougne's sculptures include contemporary lines, planes and shapes arranged to display elegance, energy or surprise. His pieces take on shapes between abstraction and figuration, and resemble the works of Alexander Calder. 

Mougne, originally from Paris, has been a member of Studio Gallery in DC for many years. 

The styles of Thole and Mougne mix coppers, patinas, and earth tones with energy and cool steel. 

ArtSpace is located at 750 Center St. in downtown Herndon. Regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information call 703-956-6590, or visit www.artspaceherndon.org

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