Hunters Woods at Trails Edge part of Public Art Reston Underpass Project
Busy week includes unveiling, VIP event and Historic Trust Home Tour
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge will participate in three important community events during a four-day stretch as part of the Public Art Reston Colts Neck Road Underpass Project and the Reston Historic Trust Home Tour.
"We are excited to be a part of these amazing events that spotlight the artwork, culture and community-oriented approach to create a worthwhile project," said Cissy Nickel, Executive Director of Independent Living Operations at Hunters Woods at Trails Edge.
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge will participate in:
· Public Art Reston's community unveiling of the Colts Neck Road Underpass Project at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16, including a free ice cream social.
· Public Art Reston's VIP unveiling at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17.
· Reston Historic Trust Home Tour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19.
The Colts Neck Road Underpass is among Reston's 25 underpasses. Artwork was commissioned for the underpass located adjacent to Hunters Woods at Trails Edge.
The artwork engaged the local community and was guided by renown Philadelphia artist and educator Ben Volta.
A 2015 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Volta is known for his public artwork. Recently he was selected as part of the U.S./Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program that will collaborate on projects reflecting themes of the 2020 Olympic Games.
"We were trying to make sure we picked an artist who really did represent the cultural diversity and the inter-generational community of Reston," Nickel said.
"Approximately 700 people in the Reston area participated and all artwork was incorporated into the main piece," Nickel said.
The Oct. 16 unveiling is open to the public. The VIP unveiling and reception on Oct. 17 is part of the annual Celebrate Public Art Reston reception and fundraiser. Volta will be part of the event co-hosted by Adam Schulman, a partner with Atlantic Realty Companies, and Nickel, who also is an artist.
For more on tickets: email@example.com.
The Reston Historic Trust Home Tour will take place on Oct. 19. According to the Reston Historic Trust & Museum, the Home Tour "celebrates Reston's amazing architecture and neighborhoods on a self-guided tour of five stunning private homes," as well as "Reston's newest luxury apartments, VY/Reston Heights, and Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, a state-of-the-
For more information on the Tour visit https://www.restonmuseum.org/
Cissy Nickel, Exec. Dir/Independent Living Operations