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Second Saturday Art Walk
July 14, 2018 @ 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.
This month’s Second Saturday Art Walk features:
W-5: Traci Oberle, One Womans Trash
Object driven artist Traci Oberle collects and uses the discarded work of Chinese brush painter Hsi-Mei Yates to create large mixed media collage formations. Traci creates mixed media art with natural and manufactured objects. She is currently working closely with Chinese Brush painter Hsi-Mei Yates, who discards the majority of her efforts, only developing the pieces which exhibit her finest strokes. Hsi-Mei’s discarded material becomes the treasure that Traci uses as an inspriation to build large conglomerations of collage. Discover more of Traci’s art in her Workhouse Studio in Building W-5, #509.
W-6: Kristen Cauble-Morse
Kristen Cauble-Morse, a fine artist influenced by her passion for architectural elements and natural environments. Her distinctive artistic nature, developed in childhood, has matured into unique explorations of creativity through numerous mediums. Her charismatic personality is reflected in layers of bold and vibrant color, rendered with distinctive brush strokes.
Kristen’s recent works allow you to participate in her European journey, capturing the attention of prominent collectors in the USA, Europe and around the World. Her unique aesthetic has been Internationally exhibited at ‘Art Shopping’ Carousal du Louvre, Paris 2016, 2017; ‘Chester Art Fair’ Chester England 2016 ‘A Journey thru the Almafi Coast Italy’ will be featured at the Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Virginia, Building W-9 11 July – 5 August 2018.
W-7: Sandi Martina, Flora
Sandi Martina presents, ‘Flora’, a collection of botanicals in glass. Her sculptural and functional works incorporate various techniques and combinations. Stained glass and kilnformed panels are combined in Sandi’s beveled reliefs. Vintage illustrations and artist images are fired onto glass creating sculptural panels, decorative dishes and sun charms. Stacked, fused and molded glass form vessels for ornament or floral display. Stop in the Glasshouse and smell the
W-8: Joan Ulrich, Visual Conversations
Joan Ulrich is a ceramist speciaizing in intimate functional ware fired in a salt or soda atmosphere. Inspired by the kiln itself and the process of using multiple components, Ulrich produces complex works which maintain a quiet presence. This show will include an exhibit featuring works by photographer Alex Szopa and painter Gail Spencer-Saour, in response to works by ceramist Joan Ulrich.
W-9: Kathleen Best Gillmann, Illuminated ‘Scapes
Award-winning artist Kathleen Best Gillmann shares her latest explorations of the natural and built environment in “Illuminated ‘Scapes” opening at Arches Gallery in building W-9 on July 5 through August 2, 2018.
What are illuminated ‘scapes? They are waterscapes, skyscapes or landscapes where the effects of light and color are key to the composition. Ms. Gillmann shares: “As a landscape painter, when I am outside I am continually conscious of the source of light and particularly the illumination of the sun during transitional times of day – mornings and evenings – when the sun is
near the horizon. Additionally, weather is responsible for various atmospheric conditions like clouds, fog, and even mist which create amazing light and color transformations outside.”
“Illuminated ‘Scapes” will include subjects familiar to her followers, transitional places on our planet like salt water marshes, shorelines, and meadows, in addition to some newer, less common subjects like buildings and other manmade artifacts. Find more of Ms. Gillmann’s art online at VeryBestFineArt.com or on Facebook “Kathleen Best Gillmann – Very Best Fine Art” and in person at Arches Gallery, or building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center.
W-10: Group Show, My America
The artists will showcase their interpretation of the theme “my America” – and prompting viewers to ask themselves, “What’s my America?”
Featured image “Flying Free” by Wendy Anderson.