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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029

Permanent Window Art Exhibition Buildings 12 and 13 The artwork found in the windows of building 12 and 13 highlight the group of artists who were selected for the 2015 Director’s Collection. The Director’s Collection highlights artists who demonstrate an outstanding understanding of craft, technique, creativity and artist merit. Those nominated are Studio Artists, Resident Artists or Associate Artists at the Workhouse Arts Center; and stand out as emerging or professional artists making a substantial impact in their field. The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present a robust range of artworks in this collection which provide a definitive presence…

Joey Enriquez: 120° Farenheit

November 13, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Joey Enriquez: 120° Fahrenheit On View November 13, 2019 – February 2, 2020 Art Lab Gallery, Building W-16 Exhibition Reception: January 11, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m. Artist Statement 120° F is a colloquial threshold for fathoming heat in the Mojave Desert. Almost unbelievable and seemingly distant, the hellish environment is something spoken about, pondered on, and exotified by media but not always deeply experienced or seen. The glass sculpture ​"120° Fahrenheit" examines the preservation of endangered plant life in a condensed environment--specifically the Panamint daisy, sticky buckwheat, and Lane Mountain milkvetch—in the Mojave Desert and utilize the detached, unappreciative…

Oculus: Of A Place Unseen

November 22, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Oculus: Of A Place Unseen On View November 22, 2019 – February 2, 2020 McGuireWoods Gallery, Building W-16 Exhibition Reception: December 14, 6 - 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present the interactive exhibit Oculus: Of A Place Unseen featuring works of artists Elaine Buss, Edgar Endress, Michelle Repiso and Steve Wanna. The use of the word ‘oculus,’ most known as an eye-like form in architecture, gestures towards the enlightening narratives discovered throughout the show. Each referencing feelings of solitude and contemplation, the storylines range from institutional boundaries to societal oversights and mantra meditations. Some works are as…

Cut Wife: A Fragmented Life Pieced Together

January 22 @ 10:00 am - March 9 @ 6:00 pm

Solo exhibit by Dafna Steinberg On View January 22 – March 9, 2020 Artist Talk & Reception: February 8, 6pm – 8pm Dafna Steinberg’s work has spanned a variety of mediums. For close to ten years, she has worked predominantly in collage. She works with themes that relate to the experiences of women and the fragmentation of their bodies. She also makes work about interactions between men and women and how these interactions play out in building relationships and understanding. Though the catalysts for Steinberg’s projects are personal, the works act as emotional responses to the current political and cultural…


January 31 @ 11:00 am - March 27 @ 5:30 pm

No one knows where the term "military brat" exactly originated, but some believe it was an early 1920s reference to the British army's use of the acronym, "BRAT" as the status of "British Regiment Attached Traveler", a term applied to families who would travel with the soldier. The WMAI invites all youth (ages 5+), adolescent, and adult children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and reservists to submit a single artwork. The exhibition features work representing military children, affectionately known as "military brats," a badge of honor that describes life in a military family - multiple moves, new…

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