Yoga Inspired by Sculpture


Join Arlington Public Art, artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer and WithLoveDC for three free pop up yoga classes that celebrates sculpture in Arlington, VA.

Lisa Marie, local artist and certified yoga instructor, will lead the participants through postures, intentions and breath that are inspired and focused on three permanent public art works. These free classes will encourage a renewed awareness of the public art that surrounds us.

Sunday April 24th from 11AM-12PM

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.

The first yoga session 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 broadcasted the first trans-Atlantic radio signal in 1915, connecting Arlington with the Eiffel Tower.

LOCATION: Penrose Square: 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

Sunday, May 1st from 11AM-12PM

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.

LOCATION: 1320 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA, United States

Monday, May 9th from 5:30PM-6:30PM

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.

LOCATION: 4005 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207