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Washington, D.C.-based artist group to exhibit at NOVA-Woodbridge

Works to include art installations and sculptures

“Workingman Collective: Recently,” a selection of art installations and sculptures will be on display from Nov. 11 through Dec. 11 at The Gallery at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. A lecture and panel discussion with founding members of Workingman Collective will be held Nov. 19.

Workingman Collective projects go beyond the idea of the masterwork and its singular vision and instead explore the nature of collaboration and cooperation. The viewer’s participation is always paramount. The artist group’s process moves from the collection of raw information to the construction of objects or situations that rely on audience participation. Their projects generate environmental awareness, stimulate the re-identification of a population with its hometown history, and urge participants to strengthen relationships with their neighbors.

Workingman Collective is a collaborative group of artists and other professionals whose membership, goals and missions change with each project. While experts from a range of professions move in and out of various projects, the core members of the group are Tom Ashcraft, Janis Goodman, and Peter Winant. Since its founding in 2005, Workingman Collective has exhibited work and created projects in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. They recently completed a public art commission in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia and a community project in Liberia through the Art in Embassies Program of the U. S. Department of State. The Collective is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 11 through Dec. 11. The opening reception is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

A lecture and panel discussion with founding members of Workingman Collective will be held Nov. 19.

The exhibit will be on display at The Gallery, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts & Science Building, which is accessible to people with disabilities.

The lecture and panel discussion will be held at the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of the Arts & Science Building.

Cost and parking: The exhibit, including the reception, and lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is free on campus after 4 p.m.

Exhibit Contact:
For more information, contact Erin Devine, gallery director, at 703-878-4562 or edevine@nvcc.edu.

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 | jgonzalez@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.