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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

For Love: Collection Saturday

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Campus Wide

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
McGuireWoods Gallery

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!
Campus Quad

Hot Shop Demonstrations
Alan Schultz
William Miller
Ian Kessler-Gowell and William Miller
Hot Shop

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
Gene Sterud
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. 

Campus Tour
Tour Guide Suzy Baker
2pm, Meet in Cafe in Gallery Building W-16
Tour Guide
4pm, Meet in Cafe in Gallery Building W-16

Felting Demonstration
Artist Carol Hamilton
Studio Building W-9

Chinese Painting Demonstration
Artist Hsi-Mei Yates
Studio Building W-5

Rose Painting Demonstration
Jill Brabant
Building W-16, Vulcan Gallery

Special Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy
McGuireWoods Gallery

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. 


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