Private Art Tour on October 2

102 The Plains Road Middleburg, VA 20118

AAFSW cordially invites you to join a private tour to the fascinating exhibit of the tridimensional ‘Glass Sculptures” of Joan Danziger, a contemporary artist who will amaze you with her mythological wire and glass-shard sculptures of horses and insects, in the charming and colonial town of Middleburg, VA.

Joan Danziger’s Beetles come out of the earth and rise to the sun with resurrection and immortality… beautiful with their iridescent bodies and wings. Horses run through the earth with a driving force of power, strength and freedom. They are in motion – capturing a world of energy… they have a powerful spirit. Sculpting these two different ideas was an exciting challenge. Glass and a metal armature created form, abstract patterns and color. Shifting light through the open wire of the sculptures is a play of light and dark. Crawling and climbing colorful beetles with their sparkling glass glistening. Her imagery world is full of her personal vision–Joan Danziger’s magical world of Mythological horses and beetles.

Joan is a master of tridimensional mythical sculptures, and for four decades she has been enlightening people with her artistic creations with wire, wood, metal, metal armature, frit, dichroic glass, fused glass, and acrylic paint.

Her art creations have been exhibited in Museums, Galleries, and Universities around the United States, The Arts Kennedy Recreation Center, The Convention Center, American University Katzen Arts Center, The Osuna Gallery, Textile Museum, Fendrick Gallery, Corcoran Museum, The Renwick Gallery, The American Art Museum, The American University, The Capital Children’s Museum, The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. and in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Florida, New Orleans Louisiana, New Jersey, and many others.

George Meany Labor Studies Center, Maryland, Artist-In-Residence funded by The National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana World Exposition, World’s Fair, New Orleans, Louisiana Exhibition and Artist-In-Residence

American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece. And
Cité International Des Arts, Paris, France. Awarded by the American Center

Cornell University (BFA), The Arts Students League, New York, New York
Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy
After the tour at the Gallery, we will go for lunch to one of the of the many restaurants. If you decide to go to the Red Fox Inn and Tavern for lunch–it is considered the oldest original inn in America, built in 1728 as a coach inn and tavern, and is now an upscale B&B and restaurant– let us know because we need to make reservations. After lunch guests can choose to go sightseeing in the town (optional).

RSVP by Monday, September 30 via email: or call 703-820-5420. If you need transportation or are willing to drive others, please let us know. We are planning to carpool. Each person pays for their own lunch.

About Middleburg:
Middleburg was founded in 1787 by Leven Powell, a Revolutionary War Lieutenant. It has lovely views of the Blue Ridge and Bull Run mountains, romantic scenery, beautiful farms and vineyards, more than 160 historic buildings, and an amazing park. Glenwood Park, founded in 1911, is considered the nation’s “Horse and Hunt Capital” and you can enjoy year-round equestrian activities. Middleburg has an array of attractive inns, fine restaurants, boutiques and Art Galleries. A beautiful, charming and relaxing place. Conveniently located 42 miles west from DC, a 55-minute drive, 1-66 west US 50 west.

We look forward to seeing you,
Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program