Courtesy: Public Art Reston
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Reston, Virginia

Valerie Theberge (

Glade Drive Underpass, State Rte 4721 & Colts Neck Rd, Reston, Virginia, 20190
Owner:  Reston Association
Date:  2010
Placement:  underpasses
Collection:  Reston, VA
Artwork Type:  murals (any medium), mosaics (visual works)
Material:  glass (material), mosaic glass, stained glass (material)
Description:  Valerie Theberge designed this artwork to be uplifting, whimsical, and optimistic. Multiple shades of greens were chosen to reflect the rich vegetation in Reston. Fluid lines speak to the stream that flows near the underpass. Each motif in the mosaic was carefully created to echo the organic nature of the surroundings. The design transforms into a show of light and color upon closer inspection, with her inclusion of mirrored tiles and stained glass. The stars were realized by students from Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences under the inspiration and instruction of Valerie Theberge. Special thanks to Shahin Shikhaliyev for his participation in creating and producing this mosaic mural.

Sponsors: Public Art Reston, Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences, with grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arts Council of Fairfax County.

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