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Second Saturday Art Walk
October 14, 2017 @ 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 85 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our galleries. Experience 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. Enjoy art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works.
Featured image courtesy Rick Reda.
W-5: Relene Schuster
W-6: Cheryl VanderMolen Neway
Workhouse Artist Cheryl VanderMolen Neway presents “Kelem,” a show highlighting her love of color. “Kelem”, meaning color in Amharic, is an experiment of color palettes used to batik different fibers such as cotton fabric from Ethiopia, pineapple fiber, and other local and imported fibers.
Cheryl is excited to be working with natural fibers as she experiments with different batiking styles. Often, you will find her working outside, rain or shine, connecting with nature as she applies hot wax, drawing using brushes or a traditional tjanting tool, as a resist onto fabric to create layers of design. The fabric is then soaked in a dye bath. Next, if desired, she adds more wax designs onto the dyed fabric which is then dyed in a darker color. The process of waxing and dyeing is repeated as necessary.
Cheryl’s spontaneous interaction with nature inspires and motivates her designs. Her love for the natural world comes through her designs as she draws inspiration from leaves and branches in her backyard, beautiful sunsets, scenic drives etc . Cheryl has always been inspired by seasons, color, environment, and nature. Her love for sewing and designing started at a young age. She is self-taught and loves working with various
textiles. Mixing old with new, upcycling and repurposing are often found in her designs. She strives to be environmentally conscious and wants to make a positive impact through her art.
Cheryl’s many years of sewing experience has guided her to a passion of designing her own batiked textiles. She loves cutting, sewing, and using her batiked textiles in her final creations of accessories, wall art, and clothing.
Visit Cheryl in her studio in Building W-6 or on Facebook.
W-7: Katheryn Lagassey “Make a Wish” Glass Gazing Ball Pendants and Cosmic Marbles
W-8: Brian Grow
W-9 ARCHES GALLERY: Rick Reda
Workhouse Artist Rick Reda is our Arches Gallery Featured Artist for October.
Rick Reda has been a photographer for over forty years. Specializing in landscapes and wildlife, he has traveled from Alaska to Antarctica to Africa. He most recently spent time in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania in July and the northwest coast of the United States in September. Some of the photographs from these trips will be included in his display.
Rick started with a makeshift darkroom set up in the bathroom of a two-bedroom apartment in Detroit, developing and producing color prints. Within a few short years, his photographs were on display in the Trimpe Gallery in Detroit. Over the years he has transitioned from film photography to digital photography. His current works include items in both media. Film media include color, black and white and slides. Digital works feature standard photography as well as manipulated images. To see more, you can visit his website at rickredaphotos.com.
W-10: Group Show