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Second Saturday Art Walk
November 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.
This month’s Second Saturday Art Walk features:
A special visit by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts VMFA On the Road vehicle.
In 1953, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was among the first museums in the world to create what was then called the Artmobile. During its lifetime, the Artmobile program circulated 60 exhibitions and served over 2.5 million people. As the originator of this concept, VMFA will offer its own, re-authorized version of the exhibition, in fact a 21st century version of its famous creation. Both a mobile museum and studio, the VMFA on the Road vehicle will be outfitted with a themed exhibition based on Virginia Standards of Learning, incorporating authentic works of art created by VMFA Fellowship winners alongside digital interactives featuring selections from VMFA’s permanent collection, and allowing an exploration between and among these works of art. In-depth interviews with the artists, VMFA curators, and educators, historical information, and comparisons with other objects from the collection will be included in the interactive experience. 6p-8p near building W-16.
FEATURED WORKHOUSE ARTISTS
W5 – Laura Bruce, Predators
A predator is an animal that eats other animals. Predator Facts: Predator animals need the flesh of the animals that they kill in order to survive. Predators come in many sizes and shapes. They can be as tiny as a bug or as large as a polar bear! What does a lady bug eat? You’re right, other animals! What about that beautiful American robin we look forward to seeing each spring? Yes, another predator! They’re not bad guys. They’re just creatures trying to feed themselves; they get hungry just like you and me. Predator animals are fascinating to me. They can be magnificent, majestic, powerful and yet completely terrifying! I have tried to capture all that in my paintings and sketches. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I had painting them.
W6 – Patty Rice, In the Light of Day – The Figure in Landscape
Rice combines two favorite genres — the portrait and landscape — in this show celebrating the play of natural light, from sunrise, to midday, to those last golden beams of light before the sun sets, on the figure in landscape.
W7 – David Barnes
W8 – Group show
W9 – Michael Kroetch, The Lost Worlds of Berlin
The lost worlds in my work are ancient buildings near Berlin, Germany which were once occupied by the Soviets, but were left behind to rot 25 years ago when the iron curtain came down. The buildings remain marked by the ghostly presence/absence of those who once lived in them.
My images have a sculpted quality, having been constructed on a foundation of wood and plaster in much the same way actual buildings are. They are loosely based on photographs I took. Similar to how buildings fall to ruin, effort has been made to warp and rupture the many layerings of plaster, tissue, ink, acrylic, and resin out of which the images have been constructed.
Everything passes. I am interested in creating spaces that evoke beauty through the passage of time. These structures have been battered by history. They hold many mysteries and ask you, the viewer, to wander among them and consider what might once have been.
W10 – Group Show, A Few of Our Favorite Things
Join us in Building 10 for our annual Small Works Holiday show, “A Few Of Our Favorite Things,” featuring pieces that our artists consider their favorites from the year. We may have raindrops on roses…we may have whiskers on kittens…or not. Come find out and start off your holiday shopping right. Buy unique – buy local!
Feartured image Looking Back by Laura Bruce.