The State Theater is a Falls Church landmark. It was originally built in the Deco era as you can see by the ornaments. It was a movie theater for years but declined in the 80s until it was almost abandoned. But instead Falls Church investors refurbished it and turned it into a place for live rock shows, jazz, country, and nostalgia acts. Bands who flourished in the 70s and are still around, play here.
I've depicted it in classic Hopper-style "ashcan school" look, in the slanting light and long shadows of winter. This painting was created for a show I had at a local gallery, "Art and Frame of Falls Church," in June 2007. My theme was "Buildings of Falls Church." I titled this one "Nostalgic State."
"Nostalgic State" is watercolor and ink on illustration board, 11" x 14", May 2007.