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FREE POP UP Yoga Inspired By Sculpture

FREE POP UP YOGA CLASSES INSPIRED BY ARLINGTON’S ACCLAIMED CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC ART COLLECTION!

This class celebrates International Sculpture Day, an annual event held worldwide on April 24th to further the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.

Where

Penrose Square6509769
2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA, US 22204
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Type of Event

  • Community Event

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When

Apr 24
2016
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Price

$0

This is a free pop up class sponsored by Arlington Public Art and Arlington Cultural Affairs

Full Description

Arlington, VA —Launching on International Sculpture Day (April 24), Arlington Public Art, artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer and WithLoveDC present free Pop Up Yoga Classes where the postures, intentions and breath are directly inspired by works of public art. The classes will be held on: Sunday, April 24, at 11AM, Sunday, May 1 at 11AM, and Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:30PM. Event is FREE (bring your own mat)!

These open vinysa flow classes will be taught by Lisa Marie Thalhammer, a noted artist and certified yoga instructor. Through her class, Lisa Marie will celebrate sculpture and bring a renewed awareness of the art that surrounds us every day. These classes will give participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of public art and allow for new associations with familiar pieces to be created. WithLoveDC is a movement to spread love in the District of Columbia. To learn more visit

This yoga practice will be focused on Echo by artist Richard Deutsch. Deutsch’s interactive sculpture is inspired by the Three Sisters Radio Towers, formerly located near Columbia Pike and Courthouse Road. Built in 1913 by the Navy as cutting edge technology, the Towers broadcast the first trans-Atlantic radio signal in 1915, connecting Arlington with the Eiffel Tower.

Other classes include:
Sunday, May 1st from 11AM-12PM
At Verizon Plaza: 1320 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

The second yoga session will be focused on Untitled by artist Kendall Buster. Buster describes her sculptures as “drawings in space”, referring to the open armature design that permits people to see through the structures. The grouping of chambers allows visitors to enter the sculpture and experience feelings of both confinement and security. This public art project was funded by Bell Atlantic (Verizon).

This class is in coordination with Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining the Civic, a public art initiative aimed at sparking public conversation about the future Courthouse Square by exploring the interaction between civic space and civic life in Arlington in the twenty-first century.

Monday, May 9th from 5:30PM-6:30PM
In Ballston: 4005 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207.

The third and final session will be focused on Transparent Tapestry by artist Tim Tate. Sixteen vertical bands of multi-colored glass are installed between the rungs of this 40 foot long fence which separates the public plaza from the private, residential courtyard. The glass panels were kiln-cast, a process by which one-time-use plaster molds are placed inside of 1550 degrees Fahrenheit kilns.