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Open Call for Exhibits

December 16, 2016 - December 31, 2020

Open Call for Exhibits The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries.  This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center.  There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within three months of their submission date. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative fee. Funding:   As a non-profit, the Workhouse may offer exhibit space, basic installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget…

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery

July 11, 2018 - July 1, 2025

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members. Our exhibition landscape consists of providing contemporary, progressive programming from both local and national artists. This open call facilitates interested artists, curators and art collectives in applying for this opportunity. There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within 3 months of the submission date. Workhouse Arts Center would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups and/or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative…

Founding Artist Exhibition & Reception

August 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Exhibition on view August 29 - February 3, 2019 Reception September 15, 2018, 6p-8p Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition highlighting Studio and Arches artists that have been a part of the organization for its 10-year span. In honor of their dedication and support, the exhibition will survey their works in various mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber, glass, precious metals, and mixed media. Featured artists include Kate Baker, David Barnes, Gwendolyn Bragg, Karen Kozojet Ching, Julie Dzikiewicz, Bill Firestone, Lynn Goldstein, Nancy Hannans, Marilyn Harrington, Joan Hutten, Marni Maree, Traci Oberle, Denise Shamoun Phalan, Patricia McMahon…

Chapel of Resistance

October 9, 2018 - March 5, 2019

Chapel of Resistance, 2016 Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley & Floating Lab Collective Outdoor Sculpture On view October 2018 - March 2019 The Chapel of Resistance is a collaborative project by Edgar Endress, Chris Rackley, and the Floating Lab Collective. The project was first exhibited at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC during the Creative Time Summit in October 2016. It consists of twenty-two large plywood figures based on original drawings by Chris Rackley. The figures, which are grouped and layered, celebrate Pussy Riot, the Occupy Movement, Hong Kong’s umbrella protests, Black Lives Matter, and other uprisings and gestures of…

First Light Exhibition

October 27, 2018 - January 6, 2019

First Light Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View October 26 – January 6, 2018 Reception: December 8 DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Concurrent with the ten-year anniversary of Workhouse Arts Center, First Light will celebrate our decade of existence with a dynamic presentation of contemporary light artists of today. The exhibition considers the methods in which artists explore light as a medium from its role of illumination, as a sculptural medium and a source of conceptual energy. Concepts will range from civil liberties, to social engagement, to a more light-hearted exploration of play and wonder. The exhibition will be on view in…

Glass National 2018

October 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Glass National 2018 Vulcan Gallery, W-16 On View October 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019 The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Glass National exhibition. Glass National is a juried exhibition which promotes and displays the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada by highlighting both functional and sculptural works. This year's juror is artist and educator Carmen Lozar, director of the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan University.   Juror Statement It was a pleasure to deliberate over such a wide breadth of applicants for the 2018 Workhouse Glass…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Open Life Drawing

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

2nd Annual Instrument Petting Zoo

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Instrument Petting Zoo in Building W-4 from 12pm - 3pm! This free family event is a chance for everyone to try the musical instruments they have been dreaming of! Professional musicians and instructors will be available to help guide you through making your first sounds. There will also be performances and demonstrations throughout the 3 hours and an instrument donation drive to benefit local youth music programs. We hope to see you there!

Second Saturday Art Walk + Winterfest

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Man of La Mancha

December 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019

MAN OF LA MANCHA Man of La Mancha Book by Dale Wasserman Lyrics by Joe Darion Music by Mitch Leigh BUY TICKETS   Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes the classic song “The Impossible Dream” which found its own life after the production, having been recorded by many major popular vocalists. Miguel de…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

The Explorers Club – Auditions

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Venue and Rehearsals: Workhouse Arts Center Building W-4 9518 Workhouse Way (Building 4) Lorton, VA 22079 www.workhousearts.org   Production Info Directed by Frank D. Shutts II Performance Dates: Opening in early March 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm   Audition Dates December 15th at 2PM December 16th at 7PM Reading from the script NO APPOINTMENTS MADE OR NEEDED, first come, first seen   Callbacks Tuesday, December 18th   Rehearsal Dates First Rehearsal Wednesday December 19th, Rehearsals will be primarily weekday evenings and weekend daytimes, expecting 2-4 rehearsals per week, depending on role. Please bring all…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Workhouse Social Dance

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

oin us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

Cabaret Series

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

TBD

The Explorers Club – Auditions

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Venue and Rehearsals: Workhouse Arts Center Building W-4 9518 Workhouse Way (Building 4) Lorton, VA 22079 www.workhousearts.org   Production Info Directed by Frank D. Shutts II Performance Dates: Opening in early March 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm   Audition Dates December 15th at 2PM December 16th at 7PM Reading from the script NO APPOINTMENTS MADE OR NEEDED, first come, first seen   Callbacks Tuesday, December 18th   Rehearsal Dates First Rehearsal Wednesday December 19th, Rehearsals will be primarily weekday evenings and weekend daytimes, expecting 2-4 rehearsals per week, depending on role. Please bring all…

Open Life Drawing

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Open Life Drawing

January 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Student and Faculty Exhibition Submission Guidelines

January 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on January 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements and works of our Department of Education. The exhibition will survey works from our prestigious course instructors and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops. Mark your calendar to submit your work this January 2019! Please download a submission form, fill out completely and attach to your submitted artwork on January 4th or 5th between 11am-6pm or January 6th, between 12-5pm.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS   Full submission guidelines are located on the form and below:…

Student and Faculty Exhibition Submission Guidelines

January 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on January 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements and works of our Department of Education. The exhibition will survey works from our prestigious course instructors and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops. Mark your calendar to submit your work this January 2019! Please download a submission form, fill out completely and attach to your submitted artwork on January 4th or 5th between 11am-6pm or January 6th, between 12-5pm.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS   Full submission guidelines are located on the form and below:…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Student and Faculty Exhibition Submission Guidelines

January 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on January 6, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements and works of our Department of Education. The exhibition will survey works from our prestigious course instructors and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops. Mark your calendar to submit your work this January 2019! Please download a submission form, fill out completely and attach to your submitted artwork on January 4th or 5th between 11am-6pm or January 6th, between 12-5pm.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS   Full submission guidelines are located on the form and below:…

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition

January 10, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View January 10 – February 10, 2019 The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements and works of our Department of Education. The exhibition will survey works from our prestigious course instructors, faculty and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops.

Open Life Drawing

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

January 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Workhouse Social Dance

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

oin us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

Cabaret Series

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

TBD

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land On View February 6 - April 21, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Muse Gallery Artist Statement Gravity, water, paint, scars. I drive down the road and see a place or a name that triggers an immediate response. These locations are always in rough condition: messy, dirty, rusty and in forms of disrepair. These sites have been either a source of conflict, social unrest, economic despair, or oppression. I make a visual record of those sites. I always have to look at the underbelly of those places and convey it in my work. The primitive…

Open Life Drawing

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

February 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

February 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Workhouse Social Dance

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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oin us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latina and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. For the schedule of mini-lessons, see below. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at…

Cabaret Series

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

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Open Life Drawing

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Virginia Wine Dinner

February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Our Chef will pick from a series of local Virginia wineries and design a menu that will best bring out the rich flavors and intricate balances of the wines. You will learn to prepare an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert utilizing these flavorful complexities. One day Workshop Tuition: $70 Materials Fee: $10 spirits re-stocking fee will be added to your tuition. Bring additional $30 for fresh foods/appetizers provided by instructor. Location: W-3, 302

Cheese & Wine Pairing Party

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2019 at 10:00am

Instructor: Chef Kathleen Linton Learn how to throw the perfect Holiday party by understanding the basics of cheese styles, different cheese profiles and wine-and-cheese pairings, making your house the “go-to” for all holiday gatherings. This is not a hand’s- on cooking class. The Chef will be preparing tastings prior to the class and will cover “how-to” basics to make these events in the comfort of your own home. One day Workshop Tuition: $50 Materials Fee: $10 spirits re-stocking fee will be added to your tuition. Bring additional $10 for fresh foods/appetizers provided by instructor. Location: W-3, 302

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

February 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

The Explorer’s Club

March 2, 2019 - March 31, 2019

THE EXPLORER'S CLUB The Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin Directed by Frank Shutts BUY TICKETS   THE STORY: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden

March 6, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden On View March 6 – May 26, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Gallery Toronto Based Artist Amanda McCavour creates experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture. Exploring a connection to home and the body, McCavour is interested in the vulnerability of the thread in comparison with the connection between temporary spaces in memory. About the Artist McCavour holds a BFA from…

Open Life Drawing

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

March 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

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