Brentwood Arts Center Showcases Glass & Clay: Other Worlds


Curator Jennifer Lindsay Brings together two sculptors, Laurel Lukaszewski (ceramics) and Joseph A. Corcoran (glass) to create site-­specific installations for the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Using collaborative installations as a way to intensify the viewer’s immersion in a transformative or revelatory experience, Lindsay will juxtapose works by both artists, from miniature to monumental, illuminating each artist’s individual responses to materials, nature, culture, and the environment.

The Exhibition will also highlight the durable influences of global traditions, and of the early twentieth century’s radical movements in art and design, on contemporary art and craft, and in the works on view.

Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder

Two-person show with new work by Laurel Lukaszewski and Joe Corcoran, curated by Jennifer Lindsay
Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722
September 6 – November 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5 – 8 p.m.

White Point Studio Opens In Gateway Arts District

white.point.studioThere have been some changes going on recently in the studios adjacent to the Washington Glass School. Flux Studios and its Director, Novie Trump have moved out West, and the Shakespeare Theater Prop Department has begun centralized consolidation of its prop and costume storage space to new locations in the District.

Amidst all the changes to the studios, we welcome a new studio here at the fringe of the District known as “Artists on the Tracks” – the addition of White Point Studio, run by noted ceramic artist Laurel Lukaszewski

Laurel has exhibited across the country and in the UK. Since 2006, she has had ten solo exhibitions in the United States. A founding member of Flux Studios in Mt. Rainier, MD, Laurel has served on a number of nonprofit boards including the Washington Sculptors Group, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Washington Project for the Arts Artist Council. Many of Laurel’s artworks are composed of extruded forms resembling three-dimensional line drawings or calligraphic brushstrokes; others are installations of hundreds of hand-formed objects reflecting nature, focusing on the idea of a moment captured in time, a reference to Japanese tea ceremony concepts. Her work is influenced by her study of and work with Japan over the past two decades.

White Point Studio Director Laurel Lukaszewski

White Point Studio Director Laurel Lukaszewski

White Point Studio houses the workspaces of Laurel and six other artists: Kate Kretz, Jeffery Herrity, Tamara Laird, JoEllen Walker, Claudia Tordini and Russell Hawkins.

 “Having worked in the Gateway Arts District for over a decade, I couldn’t imagine moving my space anywhere else.” Laurel said; “I am extremely excited to have a talented group of artists share the space with me, and am fortunate to remain in close proximity to studios like the Washington Glass School and Red Dirt, among many others.”

White Point Studio will host its its inaugural Open Studio on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m. in coordination with neighboring studios, including the Washington Glass School and the studios of Ellyn Weiss, Ellen Sinel and others. The Open House will showcase works in progress by resident artists, as well as art for the holidays.

White Point Studio, LLC is located at 3708 Wells Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 (behind the Washington Glass School) in the Gateway Arts District.

Laurel Lukaszewski, Owner/Director
White Point Studio
3708 Wells Avenue
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Save The Date – Washington Glass School Holiday Open House Dec 14th!

Artist Syl Mathis divests his glass forms from the plaster after kilncasting the glass.

The artists & instructors of the Washington Glass School are busy beavering away creating new works for the upcoming Holiday Open House and sale, scheduled for Dec 14th, 2013, from Noon til 5:00 PM.

Syl Mathis is an award winning glass artist and sculptor. He is best known for his boat series of cast glass sculpture. Syl combines investment casting techniques, high pressure abrasive carving and cold-working techniques to create sculptural pieces in glass that often reflect stylized natural artifacts.
Syl casts the forms and then sandcarves and coldworks his shapes.
Syl Mathis “Artifact #14” 32″ x 3.5″w x 2″d

The December 14th open house has more in store! Adjacent Flux Studios also has their Open Studio, as well as their First Annual Cup Invitational! Must see works – by superstar artists – in some of most fun studios you will ever see! Mark your calendars at once!

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

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Workhouse Arts Center "Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom"


An exhibition on the ephemeral nature of the cherry blossom. Curated by Laurel Lukaszewski and Komelia Hongja Okim, the exhibition will explore fleeting moments captured in art and celebrate the cherry blossom and Asian and American relations. The exhibition will also feature a Cherry Blossom Festival at the Workhouse on April 6.

Artists in this exhibition include: Glass artists Michael Janis and Robert Kincheloe, photographer David Douglas, painters Sumita Kim and Jun Chul Kim, and sculptures Akemi Maegawa, Dalya Luttwak and David Loren Gerlach.

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 6-9pm


Workhouse Arts Center 

9601 Ox Rd.
Lorton, VA


Seeking Artist Studio Space?


Would you like to be part of a fun, dynamic group studio?

Flux Studios – adjacent to the Washington Glass School (near the Rhode Island/ Route 1 Eastern Ave border of the District) is now accepting applications for two studio spaces:

(one is available May 1, 2011- 10 x 16 ft- $400 a month; the other available June 1, 2011- 14 x 17 ft- $595 a month)

Flux Studios is a 3000 square foot arts space in the Gateway Arts District that houses the studios of six professional artists. Each individual studio has ten-foot ceilings, concrete floors and walls of finished drywall over plywood. The studio offers a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, 24 hour access, free on-site parking, a large flexible common area available to all members for projects, installations or teaching, an exhibition area with gallery lighting, a computer controlled studio kiln available for rent and a loading dock with garage doors.

If interested in applying, please contact Novie Trump at

Click here to jump to the studio website:

Flux Studios 3708 Wells Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

CraftWeek Dc – on clay

>During the seminar held during this past CraftWeek – the ‘Master of the Medium’ for Clay – Warren McKenzie was asked about the future of the medium. Warren – one of the pioneers of the American clay-arts movement – said that he had “no fear for the future after seeing the works at the Mount Rainier studios – (Margaret Boozer @ Red Dirt Studio, Novie Trump, Laurel Lukaszewski).
The ceramic artists were beside themselves in this high praise.

Click here to see Margaret Boozer’s website
Click here to see Novie Trump’s site

Click here to see Laurel Lukaszewski’s site