“Bodylore” Opening Reception at Olly Olly January 24

Olly Olly, a new alternative art space in Fairfax, VA, is pleased to present its inaugural pop-up art exhibition, Bodylore, an exploration of the human figure and an investigation into the body as social construct, tradition, myth, and fairytale.ย  On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 7pm to 10pm, spend an evening with the artists:

Eames Armstrong

Jackie Hoysted

Carolina Seth

Robert C. Yi

Bodylore features a variety of work dealing with the body, the interaction of bodies, embodiment, the folklore of bodies, play, and the role of the body in our everyday experience, dream-life, and cultural imagination.

Olly Olly wants to nourish the body and the community as well. We will be collecting healthy non-perishable food items for the Food Bridge Program at Our Daily Bread, which provides short-term emergency food assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are in crisis. We encourage you to bring a healthy non-perishable food item to donate. The Food Bridge Program is most in need of cooking oil, brown rice, dried beans, canned fruit in its own juices, and pasta sauce.

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Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open Mondays from 10am-4pm, Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm, and by appointment. Bodylore will be on view at Olly Olly from January 24, 2015 through February 6, 2015.

Sneak Peek of Bodylore. Image Credit: Javier Padilla

Olly Olly Curator and Art Instigator, Jessica Kallista, with a sneak peek of Bodylore. Image Credit: Javier Padilla

Olly Olly, a New Alternative Art Space, Opens in Old Town Fairfax

Happy New Year! Get ready to flex your art muscles in 2015! Olly Olly, a new alternative art space, is now open in Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. Dedicate time to your art and weโ€™ll dedicate space for you to create it. Bring your latest artwork and create alongside other local artists in our open studios. Join us January 6 and January 13 from 6pm-9pm for free drop-in Art Gym open studio nights for artists 18 and older. Art Gym open studio nights are hosted by local artists Jason Davis, Jessica Kallista, Javier Padilla, and more. Space is limited. You can also sign up for special new membership rates for the Olly Olly Art Gym while supplies last. Visit our Support Olly Olly page for details about Art Gym memberships, plus tons of other super cool opportunities to get your hands on incredible local art!

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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 Old Town Fairfax City are already here, but are often hidden away in their own separate studios and homes. Exceptional 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,ย 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.

We’re gearing up for a full year of exceptional arts programming in 2015. Create with us at Olly Olly, and make local art happen!

Olly Olly Curators --photo by Gopi Raghu

Olly Olly is located at 10417 Main St., 2ndย Floor, Fairfax, VA 22030. We are currently open Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-4pm, and by appointment.

Special thanks to Gopi Raghu for taking these fabulous photos of our open studio night this past November!