Exploring Textures:
Recent Works by Kate Fitzpatrick & Tina Kannapel

Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-6 Gallery
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Free Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 pm

This exhibit features two different approaches to texture by artists new to the Workhouse Art Center. Kate Fitzpatrick presents abstracted images of current and historical geographies that emerge along rivers. Her multi-layered mixed media paintings use existing maps as a collage material to address themes of place and identity – complex textures emerge though layers of wood, paper and paint.   Kate received her BFA from Clarion University and her MA from University of New Mexico. An avid adventurer, Kate recently spent four months in India exploring art education topics as part of her Fulbright scholarship.

Tina Kannapel presents needle felted wool and bamboo sculptures that represent a walk in the woods by an unwary traveler. Featured are “mystical forest folk” – tree spirits, elves, talking trees, barn owls and green men – that “assist” the traveler on his journey. There are also sock monkeys (just for fun). She can be found needle felting and spinning in Studio Fiber Arts (Building 6). Tina studied art at the Baum Art School in Allentown, PA, the Corcoran School of Art, and received private instruction by notable painters, sculptors, and fiber artists in PA, VA, and NC.