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We Make Reston An INSIDE OUT Project

Created by the people of Reston and coordinated by Reston Community Center and the Initiative for Public Art – Reston. An INSIDE OUT Project

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ABOUT WE MAKE RESTON: We Make Reston, an INSIDE OUT Project, created by the people of Reston and coordinated by Reston Community Center and the Initiative for Public Art – Reston, showcases our community’s greatest strength – the multitude of perspectives and histories our people bring to Reston. This exhibit features large-scale photographic portraits representing the diverse faces of Reston. There are four locations throughout Reston: the Lake Anne sea wall (located across the water from Heron House), the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne, South Lakes High School, and the Comstock properties located at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. More than 300 completed entries were received. All of the entries that met our criteria (nearly 200) are pictured in this booklet. One hundred and sixty nine images were selected to appear in the large format (36” x 53”) public exhibitions at the four locations throughout Reston. This project launches a diversity dialog that began 50 years ago when Reston was founded as the first racially integrated housing community in Virginia. Starting in September 2015 , through a series of community discussions, we will explore issues of diversity, disproportionality, how the justice system in our country functions, and how we can achieve greater opportunity equity – not just equality. RCC and its partners hope these dialogs will help us reconnect to and sustain our founding values and how we live them.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE WE MAKE RESTON EXHIBIT: • All photos must be at least 1MB at 100 dpi or greater. Acceptable files include .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, or .bmp. PNG and PDF files will not be accepted. • One person per portrait. • The person featured in the portrait and the photographer must live or work in Reston. • The portrait must be of just a face, with no additional body parts, disguises, or pets. Let the story of you inspire your expression. • No brand names, product placement, or copyrighted material may be in the image. You may not use the project for any commercial purpose. You may not promote yourself, a product, or brand in the portrait or through this exhibit. You may not publicize an organization. • All liability waivers/copyright release forms must be signed and submitted with each portrait by the photographer and the model.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: WE MAKE RESTON DEVELOPMENT TEAM MEMBERS: Leila Gordon

Executive Director, Reston Community Center

Paul Douglas Michnewicz Kevin Danaher Anne Delaney

Arts & Events Director, Reston Community Center Community Events Director, Reston Community Center

Executive Director, Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR)

Maggie Parker

Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Comstock Partners LC

Kimberly Retzer

Principal, South Lakes High School

WE MAKE RESTON SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt

Board Member, Reston Community Center Board of Governors

Geoff Lewis

IPAR Public Art Committee

Pat Macintyre

IPAR Public Art Committee

Ricardo Cabellos

Director, Southgate Community Center

Farah T. Imam

Principal, Al Fatih Academy

Mike Leone

Director of Communications & Community Engagement, Reston Association

Maggie Parker

Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Comstock Partners LC

Eve Thompson

Board Member, Reston Association Board of Directors

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: SPECIAL THANKS: Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association Reston Association Comstock Partners LC South Lakes High School South Lakes High School Arts Department

RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER SUPPORT: Cristin Bratt Mark BrutschĂŠ

Public Information Officer Assistant Technical Director

Cheri Danaher

Arts Education Director

Linda Ifert

Technical Director

Samantha Korkowski

Graphic Designer

Arnold Lopes

Arts Instructor

Gloria Morrow

Arts Education Assistant

BeBe Nguyen

Director of Communications

WE MAKE RESTON TECHNICIANS: Ryan Goff Chloe Ham Huy Le Hunter Livesay Alison Reinfeld Kamron Rose

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About INSIDE OUT INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into giant black and white portraits displayed at various locations. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projects’ group leaders, for them to exhibit in their own communities. Exhibitions are then documented, archived and made available online at www.insideoutproject.net. The INSIDE OUT Project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize. An INSIDE OUT Group Action happens when one or more group leaders commit to leading their own independently organized project somewhere in the world. Group leader(s) choose a statement and gather a minimum of five participants to have their portraits taken with the statement as their focus.

About Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR) IPAR – founded in 2007 by Reston civic and community organizations and leaders – is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment for public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. It imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. For more information about IPAR, visit www.publicartreston.org.

About Reston Community Center Each year Reston Community Center offers more than 2,000 positive, selfdevelopment experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. RCC also creates and sustains community traditions through special events, outreach activities, and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500. 28

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