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The Festival weekend offers performances and the Family Art Park.

Performance by Hoesy Corona

During the 2023 Tephra ICA Arts Festival, Hoesy Corona will present Hacia la Vida, a site-specific performance that explores migration and displacement caused by climate change. Performers will process through the Festival streets adorned in intricate sculptural costumes created by the artist that simultaneously make their bodies anonymous and hyper visible. Using the archetype of the traveler and the anthropomorphic representation of mother nature, this performance humanizes the figure of the immigrant and celebrates the power and beauty of nature.

Hoesy Corona is a Latinx Queer artist who has been exploring climate migration in work created over the last decade.

Performance schedule:

Saturday, May 20 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Sunday, May 21 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
Reston Town Center

Free and open to the public. This performance is presented by Reston Community Center.

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Image courtesy of Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona creates uncategorized and multidisciplinary art spanning installation, performance, and sculpture. His latest installation Terrestrial Caravan (2022) at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD is on view through Aug 2023. He is a current Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center Public Humanities Fellow 2022-2023 at the Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries'. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and internationally including recent solo exhibitions All Roads Lead to Roam (2023) at Eric Dean Gallery at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN; Sunset Moonlight (2021) at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and Alien Nation (2017), at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presented by Transformer in Washington, DC. Hoesy is a former Taf Fellow 2019-2020 in Tulsa, OK and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including The Nicholson Project artist residency, The Mellon Foundation’s MAP Fund Grant, and the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Grit Fund Grant. His work has been reviewed by The Washington Post, Bmore Art Magazine, and The American Scholar among others. In 2022 he was named the inaugural Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust Artist in Residence 2023 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. He is a current resident artist at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. 

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Festival Cocktail Hour and Artist Award Ceremony 

On Saturday evening, Tephra ICA will host a private event for Festival artists, sponsors, and Tephra ICA members. Ten Artist Awards of Excellence will be presented to recognize outstanding artwork from Festival artists across ten categories. The event will also include a special performance created by Hoesy Corona, presented by Reston Community Center, and a champagne toast to launch the celebration of Tephra ICA's 50th Anniversary.

Saturday, May 20, 6:30–7:30pm
Hyatt Regency Reston

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2023 Festival Events & Performance Schedule - Festival Information - Tephra ICA

Reston Concerts on the Town

Kick-off concert with Dance Candy and Sip & Stroll event

Saturday, May 20, 2023
10pm, at RTC Pavilion

Back for its 30th Season, Reston Concerts on the Town will kick off the summer season with a free public concert at the RTC Pavilion. The concert is FREE and open to public and includes a Sip & Stroll event allowing audience members to purchase alcoholic beverages at participating restaurants and bring to the concert! Bring your chair, snacks, kids, dog — it’s fun for all!  The concert is presented by Reston Town Center Association. For more information visit the event website here.


2023 Festival Events & Performance Schedule - Festival Information - Tephra ICA

Family Art Park

Tephra ICA proudly presents Family Art Park with on-site activities in addition to a place to relax. Stop by Reston Town Square park and engage in free art projects!

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 22
Reston Town Square Park

The 2023 Family Art Park is generously sponsored by Microsoft.



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Public Art Reston Activation with Jessica Eldredge

Join Public Art Reston at their festival booth in Reston Town Square Park for a public art activation and a free hands-on, artist-led activity titled, Infinite Prayer. Philadelphia-based artist, Jessica Eldredge, will create her public artwork live each day of the Festival while guiding participants in dyeing and printing techniques to make their own take-home artwork. Festival visitors will also be greeted by hundreds of brightly colored dyed gauze pieces attached to an arrangement of small-scale sculptural supports in conversation with each other and in a visual dialogue with Sue Wrbican’s sculpture Buoyant Force installed nearby.    

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