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Founding Artist Exhibition & Reception

August 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Exhibition on view August 29 - February 3, 2019 Reception September 15, 2018, 6p-8p Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition highlighting Studio and Arches artists that have been a part of the organization for its 10-year span. In honor of their dedication and support, the exhibition will survey their works in various mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber, glass, precious metals, and mixed media. Featured artists include Kate Baker, David Barnes, Gwendolyn Bragg, Karen Kozojet Ching, Julie Dzikiewicz, Bill Firestone, Lynn Goldstein, Nancy Hannans, Marilyn Harrington, Joan Hutten, Marni Maree, Traci Oberle, Denise Shamoun Phalan, Patricia McMahon…

Chapel of Resistance

October 9, 2018 - March 5, 2019

Chapel of Resistance, 2016 Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley & Floating Lab Collective Outdoor Sculpture On view October 2018 - March 2019 The Chapel of Resistance is a collaborative project by Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley, and the Floating Lab Collective. The project was first exhibited at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC during the Creative Time Summit in October 2016. It consists of twenty-two large plywood figures based on original drawings by Chris Rackley. The figures, which are grouped and layered, celebrate Pussy Riot, the Occupy Movement, Hong Kong’s umbrella protests, Black Lives Matter, and other uprisings and gestures of…

First Light Exhibition

October 27, 2018 - January 6, 2019

First Light Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View October 26 – January 6, 2018 Reception: December 8 DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Concurrent with the ten-year anniversary of Workhouse Arts Center, First Light will celebrate our decade of existence with a dynamic presentation of contemporary light artists of today. The exhibition considers the methods in which artists explore light as a medium from its role of illumination, as a sculptural medium and a source of conceptual energy. Concepts will range from civil liberties, to social engagement, to a more light-hearted exploration of play and wonder. The exhibition will be on view in…

Glass National 2018

October 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Glass National 2018 Vulcan Gallery, W-16 On View October 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019 The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Glass National exhibition. Glass National is a juried exhibition which promotes and displays the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada by highlighting both functional and sculptural works. This year's juror is artist and educator Carmen Lozar, director of the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University.   Juror Statement It was a pleasure to deliberate over such a wide breadth of applicants for the 2018 Workhouse Glass…

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition

January 10, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View January 10 – February 10, 2019 The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements and works of our Department of Education. The exhibition will survey works from our prestigious course instructors, faculty and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops.

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land On View February 6 - April 21, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Muse Gallery Artist Statement Gravity, water, paint, scars. I drive down the road and see a place or a name that triggers an immediate response. These locations are always in rough condition: messy, dirty, rusty and in forms of disrepair. These sites have been either a source of conflict, social unrest, economic despair, or oppression. I make a visual record of those sites. I always have to look at the underbelly of those places and convey it in my work. The primitive…

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden

March 6, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden On View March 6 – May 26, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Gallery Toronto Based Artist Amanda McCavour creates experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture. Exploring a connection to home and the body, McCavour is interested in the vulnerability of the thread in comparison with the connection between temporary spaces in memory. About the Artist McCavour holds a BFA from…

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