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Second Saturday Art Walk
August 11, 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:
Mount Vernon Nights Concert featuring Kevin Maines and the Volts (Soul, Blues, Jazz) from 7p-8p in the Rizer Pavilion.
W-5: Group Show, Influence/Inspire
With work as diverse as furniture, fiber art, painting, jewelry, and metal art, the fifteen artists in Studio Gallery 5 will present a different kind of group exhibition entitled “Influence/Inspire” during the month of August. Each of the participating artists will show their work with art by someone who has been influential in their artistic journey. To involve visitors, the art by the influencer will not be displayed next to the studio 5 artist’s work.
To encourage engagement with the art, viewers will be given clues to determine a match, and then have an opportunity to share their guesses in an activity during 2nd Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, August 11 from 6-9pm. The visitor with the most correct answers will win a surprise gift from the artists.
The artists who are participating are Helen Anne, Laura Bruce, Julia Dzikiewicz, Rebecca Chase, Lynn Goldstein, Marni Maree, Traci Oberli, Phoebe Peterson, Denise Phalan,
Relene Shuster, Cindy Silas, Kathy Stoner, Monika Stroik, Cheryl Wilson, Hsi- Mei Yates.
W-6: Terry Anstrom, Perspective
Terry started painting watercolors in 2008 and is recognized for her work in Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Virginia Watercolor Society, Springfield Art Guild and Vienna Art Guild. She is known for her florals with a Georgia O’Keefe style. However, her latest work accents images of her travels to Italy. Entitled, “Perspective”, her watercolor paintings include realistic architectural images of Venice, Florence, and Rome. During the Renaissance between 14th -16th century, artists were largely concerned with painting realistic scenes using linear perspective. Interestingly, linear perspective uses geometric lines and a vanishing point to give the illusion of depth and space to painting. Terry uses linear perspective to capture the essence of the beautiful italian scenes. Linear perspective uses principles of mathematics to realistically portray space and depth in art. Please stop by and see how Terry uses her mathematics background and creative side in her paintings at her Featured Artist Show at the Workhouse Art Center, in Building 6 Gallery from August 8 – September 2, 2018. The Reception is during Second Saturday, August 11 from 6-9 pm.
W-7: Suellen Black
W-8: Group Show, Brew Vessels Invitational
Featured in W-8 August 1 through 31 is the “Brew Vessels Invitational” Exhibition, coinciding with Brewfest. Exhibiting artists are: Paul Lyon, Dallas Wooten, Ted Neal, Deb Balestrieri, Bret Kern, Marcel Artes Deolazo, Stephen Lally, John Neugebauer and the Workhouse resident ceramics artists. All manner of vessels celebrating the enjoyment of beer will be featured, including tankards, growlers, pilsners, pitchers and serving sets.
W-9: John Hartt
Virginia artist John Hartt has been chosen to display his collection “Free Beer (and other lies)” at Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Hartt is known for his quirky and colorful oil paintings which can be described as strangely comforting. His latest kooky collection, “Free Beer (and other lies),” explores some of the concepts and stories surrounding beer, drunkenness and lies as only Hartt can interpret them. This wacky and colorful look at the tall tales associated with the bar scene will either fascinate you or have you scratching your head in bewilderment. “I’ve spent most of my life drinking beer and telling lies, so this was an easy one for me”, said Hartt. The dates for Hartt’s show are Aug 4 – Sep 2 at Arches Gallery. The show will be on display Aug 4 during the Workhouse Brewfest.
W-10: Mikhail Bolkhovitinov, Black and White
The main elements of these dimensional compositions are ordinary objects modified as low-raised reliefs and combined with collage in a dramatic contrast manner. Formal by nature, the mixed media artworks have multiple meanings depending on a viewer’s personal interpretations and feelings of the moment.
Featured image “Tiki with Beer” by John Hartt, Building W-9.