One Love is a transformative 3-day multi-media art event that is a celebration of life and our diverse artistic community. The event is designed to give artists a platform to perform, share and leverage their art to the betterment of the community, while raising awareness for the available life-lines within the Northern Virginia community through the use of art; including life-lines for suicide prevention, mental health, and therapeutic artistic practices.
One Love celebrates the gift of life by engaging with organizations within the community such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (https://afsp.org/) and ACTION in Community Through Service (ACTS) (https://www.actspwc.org/), and creating an atmosphere of hope through artistic expression.
Each exhibit, film, photograph, and performance at One Love will be featuring the theme of Celebrating Life in, around and amongst our community.
Worksops & Events
It's Real: College Students and Mental Health
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 12:00 - 12:50 PM – JIRANI (BEAN BOX)
The AFSP-produced film It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school’s educational program to encourage help-seeking.
Talk Saves Lives
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 10:00 - 10:50 AM – CENTERFUSE
A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.
Making Peace: A Mindfulness through Art Workshop
LEAD BY KIMBERLY FAULKNER
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 12:45-1:45 PM –CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 9419 BATTLE ST, 1ST FLOOR GALLERY
Are you looking to have a more healing outlook on the way you view and make art? Are you interested in melting away tension in a matter of moments? Join Kimberly Faulkner, of BlueMonarch Creative, LLC for this one-time, experiential and interactive workshop. Enjoy making art while you learn tips to promote relaxation and reduces stress along with other mindfulness-art techniques. Ideal for all levels (adults and children 16+); no artistic background required.
Moving From Culture Wars to Culture Care
LED BY LEE BRINCKLEY
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2:00 - 2:45 PM – JIRANI (BEAN BOX)
Instead of creating a culture of divisiveness and conflict, we need to shift our thinking towards culture care. Culture care leads with the creation of beauty as a way to bring healing, inspiration, and edification to our communities. Culture care is the responsibility of individuals to come together and care for and nurture in ways to help people thrive. It is a call for artists and everyone who recognizes beauty to be cultural stewards.
A Mother’s Will
FILM SCREENING AND TALKBACK WITH ANN-CHARLOTTE
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 3:00 - 4:00 PM – JIRANI (BEAN BOX)
A mother takes the stage in a rock opera based on her son's suicide. She shares her story to enlighten others about the struggles teens face today and to prove it is never too late to reach out and get help.
Chasing Light Performance
SATURDAY APRIL 27, 7:00-10:00 PM
Chasing Light, will be a multi-faceted art installation on the Manassas Museum lawn during the One Love Manassas Arts Festival on April 27 from 7 - 10 p.m.
Dallas artist Carmen Menza, who will produce the first-of-its kind work in this area, imagines that the 3D projected visual and musical installation will be an interactive experience that will draw all ages to participate. The multi-level art installation will include 3D projected visuals and Chasing Light, an original musical score by Mark Menza, a Dallas composer and Carmen’s husband.
Plant-based nutrition basics
LED BY PAULA CANO, PLANTED LLC
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 10:00 - 10:50 AM – CENTERFUSE
Eating more fruits and vegetables is linked to lower cancer rates, better digestion, lower blood pressure and even the prevention and reversal of type 2 diabetes. But the process of changing our eating habits can be complicated if we don't know where to start. This workshop is a starter guide to a healthier you through the power of plant-based eating!
REVIVE! Learn about Narcan and Save a Life
LED BY HEATHER MARTINSEN
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 11:00 - 11:50 AM – CENTERFUSE
REVIVE! Lay Rescuer trainings are between 1-1.5 hours long. This training covers understanding opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone. Opioid overdoses are not only related to heroin and illicit opioid use, many residents accidentally overdose on prescription medication. Participants can receive a no-cost Narcan kit after completion of the training.
A Conversation with Cathy Davis: Author of “Myrcles”
SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM – CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 9419 BATTLE ST, 1ST FLOOR GALLERY
BOOK SIGNING – 1:00-1:30 PM, AUTHOR TALK – 1:30-2:15 PM
In February, 1998, Cathy Davis was diagnosed with Aggressive Breast Cancer. Faced with a bleak prognosis, she opted to enter an experimental treatment protocol at the Lombardi Cancer Research Center of Georgetown University Hospital. It was shortly after her diagnosis that God spoke to her as she lay alone and entombed in a CT machine. He assured her that she would survive the cancer, and He also challenged her to devote herself to helping others who face life’s difﬁculties. “Myrcles” is about her faith in God’s promise, her miracle, and her devoted outreach to anyone in need of hope.
Voices United Performance
Sunday, April 28th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm – the Pavilion
Voices United is an annual musical gathering of sacred music open to all singers from all walks of life, aged high school through retirement. There is no audition. Registered singers participate in preliminary rehearsals, followed by a two-day workshop with a guest clinician and conductor, capped by an evening concert in conjunction with the Manassas Chorale. This is our 21st year of Voices United!