Reston’s annual Founders Day will return on Saturday (April 9) to Lake Anne Plaza.
While the event celebrates Reston’s diversity and rich history, this year’s festivities give a special nod to Uruguayan artist Gonzalo Fonseca, who designed many of the sculptures at Lake Anne.
Fonseca was an internationally recognized artist, world traveler and polylingual, according to Reston Museum, which will house an exhibit paying tribute to the artist.
Fonseca, who died in 1997 and would have been 100 years old this year, viewed sculpture as a “microcosmic way to engage civilization and weave together past and future,” according to his website. With stone as his medium of choice, he designed a playground, underpass and monument in Reston.
Other activities include a sun boat design contest and art projects at Reston Art Gallery & Studios, Public Art Reston, the Japanese Culture Club, and Robert Bernhards at the studios.
The day kicks off at noon with a performance by award-winning duo 123 Andres.
The complete schedule is below:
Musical Performances & Remarks
- 12 p.m. — 123 Andrés
- 12:30 p.m. — Opening Remarks & Brick Dedication by Reston Museum Board Representative Chuck Veatch
- 12:33 p.m. — Remarks by community representatives
- 1:10 p.m. — Foley Irish Academy of Dance
- 1:50 p.m. — Reston Chorale
- 2:10 p.m. — Reston Community Orchestra Brass Ensemble
- 2:50 p.m. — Lopez Studios
- 3:30 p.m. — Reston Community Players
Schedule of events at Reston Community Center
- 1-1:50 p.m. — Multilingual Birthday Party: enjoy cake and learn birthday phrases in other languages.
- 2-3 p.m. — Community is what it is all about: an ode to Lake Anne book launch with the book creators Cheryl Terio-Simon and Eric MacDicken
- 3-4 p.m. — Film Series about Reston and Reston’s Public Art:
- “Fun, Beauty, Fantasy: Reston’s Public Art” by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
- Fonseca Film Project by Ryan Burke
- “Moon Viewing Platform” by by Raphael Chambers (2nd Place winner of the “My Community” video contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Reston)
- “If You Lived Here: Reston” by PBS
The annual Founder’s Day celebration is presented by the Reston Historic Trust with support from Reston Community Center. It is co-sponsored by Reston Association and Public Art Reston.
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