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ArtSpace's 'Beyond the Blue and Grey' Artist Reception This Saturday

Civil War exhibit includes work by acclaimed Lincoln portrait artist Wendy Allen.

ArtSpace Herndon's newest exhibit, Beyond the Blue and Grey: The Virginia Home Front, opened Wednesday featuring work that celebrates the American Civil War era. 

An artist reception for the exhibit will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at ArtSpace. 

The exhibit spotlights things, places and people tied to the Civil War, ones that are often overlooked. Subjects include aspects of daily life from about 1830 to 1880. 

Many museums and exhibits on the subject focus on the war itself, but this exhibit focuses on what it meant to be a Virginian during the war. 

Participating artists include portrait artist Wendy Allen, and twelve local artists: Michele Frantz, Catherine Hillis, Jim Kirby, Carl Landow, Christine Lashley, Jeffrey Miller, Keith Naquin, Ann Adrienna Null, Catherine Powers, Thomas Segars, David Skibiak and Marie Georgette Wright. 

Allen is an internationally acclaimed Lincoln portrait artist from Gettysburg, PA. During Saturday's artist reception, attendees can meet and talk with artists and photographers. 

The event will also include a display of antiques and quilts, and members of the Herndon Towne Square Singers will serenade guests during the event. Light refreshments will be available and the exhibit and event are free and open to the public. 

The exhibit will be open through April 7. For more information, visit www.ArtSpaceHerndon.com for gallery hours, upcoming events and exhibit schedules. 

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