Sat, Aug 27|
Peter Bullough Foundation
Paper-Cut Family Portrait Workshop with Janelle Washington
What does family mean to you? What does family look like? Explore the meaning of family by making paper-cut portraits.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Peter Bullough Foundation, 120 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601, USA
About the Event
What does family mean to you? What does family look like? Explore the meaning of family by making cut paper portraits. Led by acclaimed paper-cut artist and Peter Bullough Foundation artist-in-residence Janelle Washington, this workshop is for all ages. This event has been graciously sponsored in part by the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts.
To sign up, please purchase a ticket online by Friday, August 26 or by calling 540-665-5162; the class is limited to 12 participants.
About the Artist
Janelle Washington is a self-taught paper-cut artist from Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Fashion Design and found interest in paper cutting afterward. Through the simplicity of paper, Janelle creates images that showcase African Americans' courage, achievements, and grace in difficult situations. Her work explores Black culture, history, identity, family, and feminine beauty themes. She has commissioned silhouettes housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and art installations at the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, Janelle's silhouettes have been published in the Oprah magazine, September 2020 issue for the #SayHerName campaign featuring Breonna Taylor. She was also interviewed and featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper by the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Micheal Paul Williams. Janelle's first illustrated book, written by author Angela Joy, will come out in Fall 2022. Janelle is a member of The Guild of American Papercutters, Artist/Scholars of Color Collective, Art Impact USA, Inc., and Ikouii.
+$0.25 service fee
This ticket covers material costs for the event and helps us continue to bring artists to Winchester for residencies!
+$0.25 service fee