Olly Olly

Olly Olly Alternative Art Space in the City of Fairfax.
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Experimentation and exploration are at the core of every thriving arts community. We know that the artists we need in order to have a thriving arts community in the City of Fairfax are already here, but they are often hidden away in their own separate studios and homes. Truly exceptional, avant-garde, local and regional artists working in disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, collage, appropriation art, performance art, installation art, conceptual art, street art, video art, and other bleeding edge media and practices need a dedicated home base that supports and challenges them to experiment and explore together. Olly Olly is a call for local artists to come out from their hiding places to make and show their art in a nurturing, creative community art space. Olly Olly is also a call to the community to come out, support, and benefit from an art scene that will help our community prosper and help to provide an authentic sense of community. Olly Olly will promote collaboration rather than competition and provide studios, an incubator space, and art gym for local artists, as well as a gallery, open studio, and event space for the community. Olly Olly is located at 10417 Main St., 2nd Floor, Fairfax, VA 22030. We are currently open Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-4pm, and by appointment.

06/17/2020
Virginia Visual Artist Emergency Relief Fellowship Program - VMFA

"Application DEADLINE: July 10, 2020. Eligible artists must be practicing visual artists, over the age of 21, who live and work in Virginia and derive a significant part of their income from their art, be it sales or lectures, etc. You must be a Virginia tax payer and have paid federal, state, and local taxes for the past two (2) years. If successful, applicants will receive payments by direct deposit. Taxes will apply."

Virginia Visual Artist Emergency Relief Fellowship Program VMFA is offering one-time grants of $5,000 each to 40 working visual artists residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new grant program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment, which was established in 1941 thr...

06/15/2020
Make a Cut-Out with Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Cécile McLorin Salvant is a visual artist and Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, and she shares with us an art assignment. Create your own Theme and Variation...

“In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their studio space and/or if ...
06/05/2020
A View From the Easel During Times of Quarantine

“In light of COVID-19, we’ve asked participants to reflect on how the pandemic has changed their studio space and/or if they are focusing on particular projects while quarantining.”

This week, artists reflect on quarantining from their studios in Canada, Arizona, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Italy.

“Part of my work is to help facilitate critical dialogue around history and facts, and, activate critical thinking so pe...
06/05/2020
Enough Already with the Statements of “Solidarity”, Arts World

“Part of my work is to help facilitate critical dialogue around history and facts, and, activate critical thinking so people can better understand systems in order to make their own informed decisions of how they choose to participate within, or outside of, them.”

“I can’t believe what you say because I see what you do.” — James Baldwin

“If you would like to purchase hard copies of these books, please consider making your purchase through an independent b...
06/04/2020
White Fragility Mixtape — Dirt.

“If you would like to purchase hard copies of these books, please consider making your purchase through an independent black-owned bookstore: Mahogany Books, Harrietts Bookshop, The Lit Bar, and Semicolon Bookstore.” Thank you DIRT!!!

This playlist is intended to serve as a resource to white people and/or anyone interested in deepening their own anti-racist work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, allow this playlist to help you start now through a selection of music, comedy, podcasts and speeches!!

05/23/2020
Art Made in Adversity

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Artist and educator Allison Smith shares her thoughts and library of books about art made in adverse circumstances. Featured are Vladimir Arkhipov's project ...

05/11/2020
Art that brings me comfort

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What art that brings you comfort right now? What art do you want to be thinking about? In this episode, we make a book of art by Alec Soth, Miyoko Ito, Giorg...

“For decades, the art world ignored artists of color — an institutional neglect it’s now trying to correct. But in the 1...
04/14/2020
How a Trio of Black-Owned Galleries Changed the Art World

“For decades, the art world ignored artists of color — an institutional neglect it’s now trying to correct. But in the 1960s and ’70s, in Los Angeles and New York, three galleries led the way in showing the work of black artists, many of whom are now among the most influential of our time.”

In the 1960s and ’70s, Brockman Gallery, Gallery 32 and JAM led the way in showing the work of artists now among the most influential of our time.

An incredible and growing list of resources for giving and receiving assistance during COVID-19. Thank you NoMüNoMü!!!
03/29/2020
Nomu Nomu

An incredible and growing list of resources for giving and receiving assistance during COVID-19. Thank you NoMüNoMü!!!

Nomu Nomu is an intersectional artist collective and curatorial platform in Baltimore working towards liberation from the perpetual systems of oppression and class domination that permeate throughout the art world.

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03/28/2020
Tired of Netflix? Stream Experimental Films and Video Art

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We reached out to artists, filmmakers, and Hyperallergic contributors to assemble a list of what we’ve been sharing on our networks, after finding inspiration in Kate Lain’s “Cabin Fever” playlist.

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03/18/2020
Open Culture

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Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You’ve Always Wanted To.

Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More

Click the link to donate to help families with food, financial assistance or whatever the greatest need is: britepaths.o...
03/17/2020

Click the link to donate to help families with food, financial assistance or whatever the greatest need is: britepaths.org/adjust-give ✨❤️✨

Our supporters make us SMILE! A HUGE Thank You to everyone who sent Amazon donations to help our families stock up! Please Don't Start More Orders Now! Some staff expects to be in the office this week, so we'll be able to receive orders from last week and get food/supplies out to our clients, but the future is so uncertain that we need to move to cash donations only now. Give Here if you'd like to help our families with food, financial assistance or whatever the greatest need is: britepaths.org/adjust-give. We and Our Families are So Grateful for Your Support!

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03/17/2020
2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually

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If you’re feeling hungry for art while you’re stranded at home, here are our 12 selections out of 2,500 world-class museums and galleries that are now offering virtual tours and online collections.

“Exploring issues such as migration, police violence, and poverty, and sex workers’ autonomy (which is especially import...
03/11/2020
Artists Remind Us that Sex Work Is Work

“Exploring issues such as migration, police violence, and poverty, and sex workers’ autonomy (which is especially important, given long-standing efforts to decriminalize sex work in the US), the Sex Workers’ Pop-Up also features a robust slate of events that examine the experiences and challenges faced by those working in this field.”

The Sex Workers' Pop-Up brings together installations, performances, and conversations from an exciting group of international artists, many of whom are or were sex workers themselves.

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03/09/2020

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02/23/2020
Assemblage artist Betye Saar

“John Legend called the focus of the event ‘an icon of the feminist and black arts movements.’ But the woman, artist Betye Saar, described herself as, ‘I'm just a girl that made art and was happy making it and loves making it.’”

In recent months 93-year-old artist Betye Saar has been cast in the spotlight, with glowing reviews for major shows at New York City's Museum of Modern Art a...

“Punk didn’t start and end in the 70s. It’s a constant spirit. An attitude. A living thing. It’s Woody Guthrie and Sun R...
02/22/2020
Don Letts: ‘Punk was a refuge from racism’

“Punk didn’t start and end in the 70s. It’s a constant spirit. An attitude. A living thing. It’s Woody Guthrie and Sun Ra. It’s just that the British did that colonial thing and put a Union Jack all over it, so it feels like a moment trapped in time.”

The DJ and musician, 64, on being black and British, identity and representation, and why punk’s not dead

“There is more than simple analogy at work here; there is a direct genealogy that links the US invasion of Korea to its ...
02/18/2020
Reading Colonialism in "Parasite"

“There is more than simple analogy at work here; there is a direct genealogy that links the US invasion of Korea to its invasions of Indigenous nations.”

The more Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece is regarded, the more it seems to vanish in the spectacle of its acclaim.

02/16/2020
Having a Coke with Frank O'Hara

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Frank O'Hara is best known for his poetry, but in this Art Cooking we explore his life as a poet as well as an art curator at MoMA. Subscribe to Ours Poetica...

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02/16/2020

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