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Christopher St. Louis: Eclectic Order On View October 30 – August 31, 2020 Warrior Way Gallery Reception: December 14, 6 – 8 p.m. “I think the medium is less important than the story. My artwork often originates from what I see and experience along with the emotions felt in result. Artwork is generally created with intent, but I must admit that ad-libbing can be a lot of fun and allows me to continue to create new things. My personal intention is to create memories that will potentially evolve into heirlooms.” - Christopher "Leo" St. Louis Christopher "Leo" St. Louis’ life…
Josh DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.
Chris Gustin's pottery makse connections to the human figure with figurative analogies used to describe pots throughout history all in some way invite touch.
The selection of artworks in this exhibit represents the depth and diversity of content the Workhouse Ceramic Resident Artists pursue daily, with individual research and experimentation in their medium of choice - CLAY.
The Workhouse Ceramics Program is very grateful to Capital One for their continued support of the arts across our country. This is exhibit is on view at the Capital One Headquarters in Richmond, VA from March 1 through May 31, 2020.
resisters: Women in Clay Invitational presents a dynamic presentation of contemporary ceramic artwork by women artists from the state of Virginia.
The reshaping space exhibit explores a consistent theme addressing the concept of space – taking up, filling and probing the positive versus the negative.
Second Saturday Art Walk May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month to discover all 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. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works.
Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States and highlights exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques.
Workhouse Arts Center Clay International exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic artists Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks juried over 150 images to select 49 pieces of which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as technical skill in the material. The show is an exciting opportunity to see a variety of style and technique which encompass the field of contemporary ceramic arts. You can view the exhibit in-person Friday-Sunday, Noon-5:00pm. View the Virtual Exhibit here.
Overtly political, deeply emotional, and subtly humorous, Julie Dzikiewicz weaves feminist parables into immense encaustic wax paintings. Monumental like an altarpiece, they inflame the spirit; illuminated like a tapestry, they give shape to immortal stories. Yet, Dzikiewicz’s work refuses a singular order. Using ancient wax techniques to explore present-day topics, Dzikiewicz is unflinching. She strikes hot, skewering the heart of the difficult issues she addresses, including themes of violence, racism, and misogyny. As an artist in the Arches program at the Workhouse Arts Center, the grief and triumph of the once imprisoned Suffragists serve as the inspiration for her contemporary…
Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Creative First Responders: Art Therapist Reflection on Veteran Clients, Juried by Debra Balestreri and Yonsenia White. Creative First Responders is a group exhibition surveying the works of art therapists and the therapeutic relationship between clinician and Veteran. Explore works with expressions of separation, turmoil, healing, stories and memories. Featured artists include Jessica Herman, Jacqueline Jones, Branda Maltz, and Peter Buotte. You can view the exhibit in-person Friday-Sunday, Noon-5:00pm. View the Virtual Exhibit here.
On View: October 30, 2020 – January 11, 2021 The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present The Colors of Fall, a site-wide exhibition showcasing the variety of styles and mediums found across campus. This exhibition encompasses classic scenes of autumnal landscapes to abstract visions of cool fall air and changing foliage. Colors of Fall attests to each artist’s individuality and personal passion as well as the Workhouse Arts Center’s commitment to connecting the fine art community. View the exhibit in-person weekends from noon to 5 PM or online here.
On View: January 29 - February 28, 2021 Virtual Reception: Friday, February 12 Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present: The Places We Forgot, featuring photographs artist Brendan L. Smith has taken of abandoned places across the country he then transforms with layers of melted beeswax, resin, and other materials. The series explores the malleability of memory, that tension between the comforting fog of nostalgia and a sense of melancholy for roads untaken. The dreamlike images possess a strange and forlorn beauty revealed amidst the broken glass, rotting wood, and rusted metal. Our physical spaces often are demolished or gentrified…
This February, the Workhouse Arts Center is honoring Black History Month by featuring the stories and legacies of African American icons who share a history with our campus. Check out the links below for articles and videos highlighting Chuck Brown, African American Mardi Gras traditions, and the Black suffragists who fought for both racial and gender equality. We are excited to learn about, honor, and celebrate Black History this February and throughout the year. CHUCK BROWN To kick off the month, we shared the story of one of the most iconic musical figures in the D.C. area - Chuck Brown,…