For Love: Collection Saturday
To give or to collect, a question for any art owner.
To celebrate the Collectors Showcase exhibit and the Valentine holiday, the Workhouse encourages you to do both. Explore 7 open studios buildings, meet the artists, and purchase art for a loved one, or because you love it. For Love: Collection Saturday will feature free artists demonstrations, performances, food and beverages, discussions on art collecting, and unique works of art guaranteed to impress the one you love.
Schedule of Activities
Have a Heart Project: Art Installation and Food Drive
The Art Monkeys
Opening Reception 6-9pm
Studio Building W-4
Ceramic Bowl Making Demonstrations
Ceramic Program Artists
Studio Building W-8
Art Buying 101: A Discussion on Collecting Art in the DC Area
Kariann Fuqua, Curator of Collections at George Mason University
Brett John Johnson, Director of Visual Arts at the Workhouse Arts Center
Considering buying art or starting your own collection? Want to learn more about the crazy contemporary art world? Join art experts for a discussion on finding and buying art in the DC area. This loose and informal discussion will answer all the questions you wanted to know, and the ones you did not know you needed to know! Stay for the whole discussion, or jump in when you visit the gallery.
Uncle Fred's BBQ
Great food, fast!
Hot Shop Demonstrations
Ian Kessler-Gowell and William Miller
Flame Working Demonstrations
Beads of Courage by Virginia Firebirds
Angry Birds! by Ann Wierbinski
Complex canes of beads by Jody Lee
Glass and Copper Heart Beads by Carol Sorber
Venus-Goddess of Love Beads by Carol Sorber
Studio Building W-7, Classroom 711
Mosaics Demonstrations and Talk
Studio Building W-7, Classroom 716
Dry Media Artists Demonstration
Artist Kathleen Gillmann
Gallery Building W-16, Vulcan Gallery
Paper Folding - Origami Hearts Walk-in Workshop
Joan Hutten & Fiber Artists
2-3pm & 6-7pm
Studio Building W-6, Studio 605
Learn how to fold paper into hearts for cards and jewelry. Paper will be available for anyone who wants to try, including adults, teens and children accompanied by an adult.
Tour Guide Suzy Baker
2pm, Meet in Cafe in Gallery Building W-16
4pm, Meet in Cafe in Gallery Building W-16
Artist Carol Hamilton
Studio Building W-9
Chinese Painting Demonstration
Artist Hsi-Mei Yates
Studio Building W-5
Rose Painting Demonstration
Building W-16, Vulcan Gallery
Special Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy
You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art. The incredible true story of a postal worker and a librarian who built a world-class art collection. This documentary includes famous artists sharing stories of this zany couple, the Vogels, whose collection is now part of the National Gallery of Art.