Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom Opens at Lorton Workhouse

Opening Night Reception for “Ephemeral” at Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center

The National Cherry Blossom Festival started off with a show – at Lorton, VA’s McGuire Woods Gallery in the Workhouse Arts Center.

Robert Kincheloe at his installation of glass cherry blossoms. The imagery (made from hot glass) suggests frozen branches with cherry blossoms encased in ice, ready to emerge for the spring.

Curated by Laurel Lukaszewski and Komelia Honja Okim, the show was to express aspects of “fleeting moments and delicate sensibilities”. Follows are some photos from the opening night.

Robert Kincheloe’s torchworked cherry blossom branches forground, Michael Janis’ fused glass panels beyond.
Akemi Maegawa’s mixed media sculpture.
Akemi Maegawa and Laurel Lukaszewski share a laugh at the reception.
Dalya Luttwak’s sculpture looks incredible.
Some of the artists showing in “Ephemeral” L-R: Robert Kincheloe, Michael Janis, Laurel Lukaszewski, Akemi Maegawa, David Douglas.
Laurel Lukaszewski’s delicate cherry blossoms wrap around the center columns of the gallery.
Michael Janis’ glass artwork on exhibit.

The exhibit runs through April 7, 2013. There will be a special Cherry Blossom Festival Day, Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 11am-4pm.

Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom
Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079

National Cherry Blossom Festival Art Exhibit Reception Saturday, March 9

View of Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom exhibit @ McGuire Woods Gallery in Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center

Opening Reception for Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom is this Saturday, March 9, from 6-9pm.

Curated by Laurel Lukaszewki and Komelia Hongja Okim, the exhibition explores fleeting moments captured in art and celebrate the cherry blossom and Asian and American relations. Artwork by WGS’ Michael Janis and Robert Kincheloe as well as ceramic sculptures by Laurel Lukaszewski and Akemi Maegawa make this a must-see show!

Incredible works by photographer David Douglas, painters Sumita Kim and Jun Chul Kim, and sculptors Komelia Hongja Okim, Dalya Luttwak and David Loren Gerlach are also on view.
The exhibition will also feature a Cherry Blossom Festival at the Workhouse on April 6.

The show runs through April 7.

Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Rd.

, VA22079
(703) 495-0001

Read more here: http://events.miamiherald.com/lorton_va/events/show/309566207-ephemeral-interpretations-of-the-cherry-blossom#storylink=cpy