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VMFA: Futures

May 19 - August 5

VMFA: Futures On View May 19 - August 5, 2018 Vulcan Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center Reception: Saturday July 14, 6pm – 8pm Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present VMFA: Futures showcasing a select group of artists joining the 2018-2019 Fellowship Program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. This lucid presentation is comprised of a broad selection of humanizing works of ingenuity which liven the art landscape through sculpture, videography, painting, photography and new media. Though this exhibition highlights emerging talent, it also explores a common thread amongst the artists’ work each embodying a provocative storyline…

2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition

June 1 - July 29

2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition Juror: Rebecca Stevens, former Consulting Curator at the Textile Museum  On View June 1 – July 29, 2018 Reception: Juror Talk and Awards Presentation: Saturday June 9, 6pm – 8pm Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Fiber National, a juried exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary fiber art from around the country. The 2nd biennial of the exhibition will highlight exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. This year’s Juror is Rebecca A. T. Stevens, formerly the Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at the Textile Museum (now George Washington University…

In Lorton’s Darkroom: A Special Exhibition in the Lucy Burns Museum

June 13 - August 12

In Lorton’s Darkroom Lucy Burns Prison Museum (Building 2) On View June 14 - August 12, 2018 Documentary Screening: Each Friday and Saturday, 2pm (Bldg 3) Reception, Panel & Screening: June 16, 2pm In Lorton’s Dark Room is an exhibition highlighting the Lorton Photography Workshop, a program at Lorton Prison during the decade of the 1980s. Founded by photographer Karen Ruckman and supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the workshops were a unique moment in prison arts education. Administrators came to more fully appreciate the value of the arts in prison, and the inmates overcame distrust,…

What Remains Behind: A Special Exhibition in the Lucy Burns Museum

June 14 - August 12

What Remains Behind Lucy Burns Museum (Building 2) On view June 14 - August 12, 2018 What Remains Behind features moments captured in early 2002 at the recently abandoned D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton. That year, Fairfax County acquired much of the property of the former prison along with many of the buildings. Photographer Dave Anglin was asked by Fairfax County to fulfill documentation requirements for the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well as to provide a permanent record of the prison immediately after it closed. The artistic value of the photos is Dave’s alone. These images of the…

At Home Heroes

July 14 - November 4

At Home Heroes On View July 14 – November 4, 2018 Warrior Way Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center At Home Heroes is a group exhibition celebrating artists who also hold the important role of a military spouse. Military spouses are the foundation of families who support troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. These silent heroes’ commitment and support to help keep our country safe prove them to be essential to the strength of the nation. The exhibition highlights fifteen Workhouse Arts Center artists’ deeply personal and meaningful works using various mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, ceramic and glass. Unique materials…

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