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Second Saturday Art Walk
August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE
W-5: Group Show, Anything Goes
Anything Goes visually investigates the work that is being created most recently by the artists that share studio spaces within Building 5. With work created by 13 artists, as varied as jewelry, collage, watercolor, mixed media, oil, acrylic, and pastel, the title Anything Goes brings on new meaning. A meet-the-artist reception will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 6-9 pm in Studio Gallery 5 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.
W-6: Gwen Bragg, Low Tide — Reminiscences of Maine
In July 2018 I was fortunate to spend a week on Mt Desert Island, Maine — a place I had painted and explored many years earlier. The transparent watercolors in this show focus on the actions of the tides, more specifically low tide. The tidal change on the island is enormous and it’s harbors and coasts picturesque. When the sea recedes it exposes things previously hidden, some recently deposited, some long present. Some are alive, some are not. When the sea rises again some will be swept away while others will remain. These actions and rhythms of the tides offer the observer rich ground for reflection on the nature of much of our lives, our relationships, and even our institutions. What I have attempted to accomplish with these paintings is to invite those who see them to such contemplation.
Gwendolyn Bragg is an award winning artist and popular watercolor instructor. Her work is in the permanent collections of James Madison University, Richard Bland Community College, American Bank, Philip Morris , NIH and private collections in the USA and abroad. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor, Baltimore Watercolor, and Virginia Watercolor Societies and the Watercolor Society of Alabama.
W-7: Candi Durusu and Cheryl Peasley, Nerve Synapses and Branes: Reality is Tubular
Cheryl Peasley and Candi Durusu will be joint featured artists for August in W-7. Their show will be an exploration of the abstract dimensions of glass and its ties to physics, human perception and optical illusion. How much is glass complicit in just plain letting us see what we want to see?
W-8: Group Show
The Resident and Emerging Ceramic Artists present recent works during the month of August. Works on view include functional and sculptural pieces that highlight the artists’ range of styles and artistic viewpoints. The show features the work of ceramic artists Christy Boltersdorf, Pam Eisenmann, Brian Grow, Kristen Morsches, Sarah Petty, and Joan Ulrich.
W-9: Group Show, Artist’s Choice
Arches Gallery Artists of the Workhouse Arts Center are pleased to announce their special group show for August, “Artist’s Choice.” Members of the Gallery will be exhibiting their personal favorite, a work their fans love, or a work that’s an award-winner. Come view a collection of exceptional work and meet-the-artists during the Opening reception, Saturday, August 10th from 6:00-9:00pm.
Arches Gallery Artists are Workhouse Artists who have their studios off campus and show their art every month in Arches Gallery, building W-9, Workhouse Arts Center. We work in several media and styles: acrylic, oil, water color, resin, pastel, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Our galleries are refreshed every month with new work throughout. We also have a special section of our gallery devoted to smaller works.
W-10: Group Show, Summertime Blues
Artists from Building 10 select pieces that reflect the hot summer days.
Featured image, Tidal Pool, by Gwen Bragg