Achieving Balance with Artist Diana Reuter-Twining and the Virginia National Ballet

This program has been postponed from May 1 to May 28 due to incement weather.

To find Equipoise, is to find a state of harmony and balance within oneself, or with another force.  A feat of which artist, Diana Reuter-Twining brilliantly portrays in her bronze sculpture, Equipoise. Depicted in this work of art, the dressage horse, a master at navigating the line between power and grace, stands opposite a ballet dancer, who has struck a similar balance within herself; two forces having found balance within themselves and with each other.

Join the NSLM as we celebrate the outdoor installation of Equipoise, along with a second bronze, Maestro, generously gifted by the artist in 2021. After a champagne toast and reception, enjoy a performance from the Virginia National Ballet, the leading dance organization in Northern Virginia, as their dancers bring to life the grace and fluidity embodied by Equipoise.

With the Museum’s 10th anniversary celebrations approaching, this is just a glimpse of the exciting plans in store for Spring, 2022. As this will mark the last day before the temporary closure of the Museum, admission will be free to the public and refreshments will be provided outside the Library. Attendees will receive a $10 voucher to use for the purchase of NSLM membership or for museum admission to see the upcoming exhibit, A Decade Afield opening Saturday June 4, 2022.

The ballet performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Rain date: May 28th, 2022, 3:00pm


Artist Bio: Diana Reuter-Twining

Diana Reuter-Twining (American, 1951) is a resident of Loudoun County and has her sculpture studio in a barn on the farm which has been in her family since the 17th Century. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Hollins College, and a Masters of Architecture from the Catholic University. She is a registered architect and was the founding chairman of the Middleburg Historic District Review Committee and oversaw the writing of its guidelines in 1990. She is a signature member of the National Sculpture Society, the Society of Animal Artists, The Salmagundi Club and master signature member and president emeritus of American Women Artists. Her work is in the permanent collections of Brookgreen Gardens, Bryn Mawr College, Western Kentucky University, The National Sporting Library and Museum, The Metropolitan Club, The Middleburg Library and Loudoun County Parks


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