to find out more about our current exhibition, Makers in the Mansion, and all related special events and programming! 

UPCOMING MAKER EVENTS

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Lecture: African American Community at Woodlawn

August 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Join us for "The African American Community of Woodlawn: Discovering a Historic Free African American Community among Antislavery Quakers" This talk is led by Martha Claire Catlin, the Historian for the Alexandria Quaker Meeting at Woodlawn. Her current research emphasis is on the Woodlawn settlements of antislavery Quakers and African Americans of the pre-Civil War and 19th century eras.

Tickets are free -Please CLICK HERE and RSVP!

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Artist Talk : Antonio McAfee

September 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM 

Join one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, Antonio McAfee, for a discussion about his current installation at Woodlawn, titled "Unmaking and Making/Variations of Figures". 

Antonio McAfee is a photographer raised and based in Baltimore, MD.  McAfee’s work addresses the complexity of representation. Through appropriating and manipulating historical portraits, he engages in prescribed views of individuals and rework images to provide an alternate - more layered image and concept of the people depicted. His photographs oscillate between formal considerations (modifying the print’s surface) and imaginary potential (establishing new back stories and roles) of the photographed sitters. Antonio currently teaches at American University.

Tickets are free - Please CLICK HERE and RSVP!

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#BEYONDTHEBOOKA Marketing and Branding Workshop for Poets

September 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM

You've written the perfect manuscript that includes your best poems. Now what?

This workshop is led by Woodlawn 2018 Makers in the Mansion Writer-in-Residence Cherryl T. Cooley. Poets will brainstorm ideas for how to put their poems in places other than books. We will look at ways that other poets have succeeded at this and create a solid plan for one or two of your poems. This is a exploration of marketing and branding for contemporary poets, but it is also a chance for you to consider your body of work and start shaping how it will impact your community and the world. Participants should bring one or two very polished poems, pens, and paper. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Indigo Fabric Dying Workshop with Njena Surae Jarvis

September 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM 

Learn how to dye fabrics with natural indigo dye, and create stunning patterns! Njena Surae Jarvis, one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, will show you how she created the fabrics used in her installation in the mansion.

Please bring items you want to dye, small items such as t-shirts, pillowcases, jeans, socks, silk scarfs, etc.

Vats of indigo and tying material will be provided. Learn how to prepare a vat with pre-reduced indigo crystals and a few different tying methods!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Artist Talk: Sandy Hassan "My Journey with Fabric"

September 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Join one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, Sandy Barrett Hassan, for a discussion about her current installation at Woodlawn, and about her life as a quilter.

She will discuss the following:Fabric, Tools, Color, Techniques and Styles, Paper piecing, Stack and Wack, New York Beauties, Portraits, Crazy quilts, Geometrics, Political quilts, Books - Communion of the Spirits and Spirits of the Cloth, Quilt guilds, Fabric Crafts and Accessories.

Tickets are free - Please CLICK HERE and RSVP!

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Hadiya Williams | "More than a Notion" Artist Talk X BPP Pop Up

September 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Artist Talk X Black Pepper Paperie Pop Up

Artist talk at 3PM - TICKETS ARE NEEDED FOR 3PM ARTIST TALK ONLY - Pop-Up Shop will be open to all who come!

Hadiya Williams and co-collaborator Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi will engage in dialogue on the process of creating Layers, the installation in the Woodlawn dining room.In a one-on-one conversation, the two will share how the idea came to be, the spiritual connection to the project and the overall go of the installation. A pop-up shop featuring similar items included in the installation and Hadiya's wearable art will also be available for sale.

Tickets to Artist Talk are free - Please CLICK HERE and RSVP!

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DIY + Sip: Custom Denim Clutches

 Join featured maker Morgan Davis for an afternoon of "Diy + Sip" on Sunday, October 14th from 1-4 PM where attendees will be able to customize their own denim clutch using ankara fabric, embellishments, patches, paint, embroidery, and more!

Tickets include one foldover denim clutch (with ankara lining), all supplies, two glasses of wine, and light refreshments. This event is 21+

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


PAST EVENTS

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Nicole Crowder - Upholstery Workshop

August 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Nicole's upholstery courses look to give upholstery and home decor enthusiasts basic skills and tips on how to approach small projects like chairs, benches, and ottomans, with the hopes of empowering you with confidence to tackle even larger projects at home!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO BUY TICKETS NOW!

The Picnic Theatre Company Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest

June 20th, Taking place in the Woodlawn Mansion Fountain Garden - Garden opens at 5:30, show at 7:00

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest:  A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” features two carefree bachelors, each with a carefully hidden double life that quickly unravels. Silliness ensues with jealous fiancées, whimsical ingénues, scheming society matrons, and the most famous handbag in theater history. Join Picnic Theatre Company at Woodlawn for a garden cocktail party and one-act performance of the play that the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.” Bring your own picnic or order one from us! Come at 5:30PM to grab a drink and enjoy our garden while you picnic, and the show begins at 7PM!  Rain or shine, tented if rain.

 

The Picnic Theatre Company Presents: An Evening in the Twilight Zone
November 1st, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Picnic Theatre Company returns to Woodlawn Estate for seasonal cocktail party theatre on November 1 with An Evening in The Twilight Zone: A Parody! Experience three short episodes of classic 1950s sci-fi suspense, exploring themes of Cold War fears in American suburbia; artificial intelligence for daily living; and the promise and peril of contact with alien civilizations, along with hilarious actual advertisements from a bygone era. 

Enjoy wine and refreshments and be transported to another time and dimension at Woodlawn! 6:30 cocktail reception, 7:30 one hour performance.

Directed by Steve Rochlin

Cast: Nurith Aizenman * Nova Daly* Chris Fowler* Charles Kovatch* Daniela McInerney* Antonio Olivo* Steve Rochlin * Kevin Rooney * Christina Sevilla *Matt Stoller

Proceeds benefit Woodlawn Pope-Leighey House preservation and programs.
Price: $15


Washington, Whiskey, and Woodlawn Tour: Dogue Run Farm Exclusive Experience
Location: George Washington's Distillery & Woodlawn
October 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy private guided tours of the George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill site and Woodlawn during this special fall partner tour! 
Watch demonstrations of the Gristmill's operating system, and the distillers in action as they make apple brandy and sample the unique Mount Vernon whiskey. 

From the Distillery & Gristmill, guests will drive to Woodlawn, the home of Martha Washington's granddaughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis and her husband, Lawrence Lewis. At Woodlawn, guests can tour the mansion, as well as walk through Arcadia's educational farm and enjoy a historic cocktail created by Element Shrub with seasonal light bites from Rouge Fine Catering

Learn more about the connection between Woodlawn and Mount Vernon, as well as gain a greater understanding of how this area once operated as one of Washington's five farms. 

Schedule: 
1:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.: Tours of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill with private tastings on the second floor of each building. Timed tickets for entrance to both sites. 
2:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.: Tours of Woodlawn & Arcadia farm. Event ends at 6:00 p.m.

Price: $25 per person