HEMPHILL Presents SATELLITE: Workingman Collective

By Editorial Team on June 3, 2015
Photo courtesy of HEMPHILL.
Photo courtesy of HEMPHILL.


Today, in an increasingly pervasive and ethereal digital environment, so many things immaculately appear, without evidence of human hands. Never again will the fabrication of something futuristic display the reach and contrast between handmade and immaterial as it did in the early space age. It is to this “space-between” that Workingman Collective draws your attention. By re-fabricating the Early Bird satellite humorously constructed in plywood, pointing to the new “wireless-ness”, Workingman lays their hands on the magic of communication in our digital age. Exhibition on view through July 31 at 1700 L Street.

Programming to Accompany the Exhibition:


  • Friday, June 5, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Friday, June 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Friday, June 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join artists Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant of Workingman Collective for a picnic style lunch at 1700 L Street. Bring your own bag lunch; beverages will be provided.


  • Friday, July 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Workingman Collective will launch a new video projection in collaboration with artists Colby Caldwell, Marc Ganzglass, Sue Wrbican, Sean Watkins and others. Snack on fresh popcorn and watch each video play out. Will run on a continuous 3 day loop, 24/7, starting on Friday July 24 at 7pm.

JACKSON MAC LOW UNPLUGGED – A Reading of Multi-Voice Poems and Other Writings

  • Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Chris Mason and Marshall Reese will read a selection of poems by the late Jackson MacLow, an important mentor and influence for both poets. Selected Readings by Workingman Collective Poet Laureate, Casey Smith. Casey Smith is a poet, teacher, and researcher based at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University.


A fundraising event for REVOLVE hosted by Workingman Collective and HEMPHILL.

Workingman Collective is hosting a fundraising event for REVOLVE at its SATELLITE location – join us for a unique opportunity to get in on the action for a new Art/Think Space in Asheville, NC. REVOLVE seeks to evolve how we humans view the world and transform how we both share and shape that vision. We view CRAFT as a mindset as well as a practice. We want to question the lines drawn between artist and audience, image and idea, inspiration and technique.

Click here to purchase tickets to the event and for more information on how to support REVOLVE.

Workingman Collective is located at 1700 L Street NW. For more information visit workingmancollective.blogspot.com.