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October 2016

Glass National 2016

October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Exhibition Dates: October 22, 2016 – January 15, 2017 Opening Reception: November 12, 2016 from 6pm-9pm The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Glass National 2016, on view in the W-16 Vulcan Gallery from October 22nd, 2016 through January 15, 2017. This exhibition represents some of the finest contemporary works of glass art being created throughout the United States, showcasing technical mastery of process, material, and creativity for both functional and sculptural glass artwork. JUROR – ANGUS POWERS Angus Powers, Associate Professor of Glass is currently the Chair of Sculpture and Dimensional Studies and Glass Area Head at the…

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November 2016

Fleeting Grace: Teachings of Cherry Blossoms

November 3, 2016 - November 28, 2016

In collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, artists at the Workhouse present a campus wide exhibit inspired by the ephemeral nature of the Cherry Blossoms. Spanning six galleries, artists explore the symbolism behind the flower, including the exquisite transience and volatility in life and beauty. Since becoming a Washington DC annual tradition, the cherry blossom has also come to symbolize spring, and the relationship between the United States and Japan. Ava Spece, President and CEO of the Workhouse said “we are thrilled to take part in the National Cherry Blossom Festival and excited that our artist community has chosen…

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December 2016

Warrior Way Exhibit: James Kennedy, “images from tranquility within the chaotic mind”

December 20, 2016 - January 30, 2017
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse is pleased to announce the opening of our latest Warrior Way exhibit, James Kennedy's "images from tranquility within the chaotic mind". Reception: January 14, 2017. 6p-9p Artist statement: Drawing was always difficult for me in the past, between tremors and focus. When I would try to focus, or think of what to draw, there were too many thoughts in my head. Much of what I would avoid thinking about, would be vivid in my mind. Bad memories, stress, or so many things that I couldn't even keep a thought for more than a few seconds. It wasn't until…

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January 2017

Women Now

January 14, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Women Now January 14 – April 9, 2017 Workhouse Arts Center Vulcan Gallery, Building W-16 Reception: February 11 6-9pm Performance: Erin Devine, February 11, 6-9pm Performance: Emily Francisco, March 8, 6-9pm 1917, American women were incarcerated at the Workhouse prison for attempting to have a voice, a right to vote. 100 years since these women, the Suffragists, first arrived at the Workhouse, the Workhouse Arts Center presents “Women Now” - exhibiting the voice of emerging and globally-established contemporary female artists. The exhibit is an opportunity to explore great women artists working now while allowing the viewer to reflect on the…

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October 2017

Glass National 2017

October 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Vulcan Gallery On View October 28 – January 14, 2018 Reception November 11, 6pm-8pm General Exhibition Statement 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 installation, video and glass artist, Charlotte Potter. Juror Biography, Charlotte Potter In this age of over-connectivity, Charlotte Potter’s studio practice seeks to visualize relationships and the impact they can have on the self/self-identity, often employing…

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November 2017

The Director’s Collection

November 15, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Director’s Collection On View November 15, 2017 – March 4, 2018 Vulcan Muse Gallery 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 advancing the artistic, global and historical critical dialog.

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December 2017

Van Nguyen

December 13, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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A Celebration of Realism Van Nguyen On View December 15, 2017 – February 25, 2018 Reception: January 13, 2018 General Statement A Celebration of Realism is a survey of work from artist Van Nguyen. Nguyen explores the manner in which light creates the identity, texture and shape of the subject of each work. Still life and portraits are showcased in such a delicate and poetic manner that we are reminded of the beauty in simple, everyday objects. Artist Statement An avid artist throughout her life, Van Nguyen is a professional engineer and retired Navy Officer. The many places she lived…

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Art Lab: Michael Walton

December 13, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Michael James Walton On View December 13 – January 14, 2018 Artist Statement We are surrounded by guidelines, rules and laws that govern our actions, our thoughts and sometimes our emotions. To be fair, the intentions behind many of these directives are there to protect us from harm or to help us appreciate and enjoy our lives. However, there are times when these governing actions place a burden on us. When policy becomes so onerous that they inhibit innovation, creativity and freedom, we lose more than we gain. In Christ’s time, the Pharisees instituted hundreds of extra laws and lost…

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January 2018

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition

January 13, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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On View January 13 – February 4, 2018  McGuireWoods Gallery Reception: January 13, 6pm – 8pm The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements of those involved in 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 renowned classes and workshops. (WAC Student Faculty Exhibition, Lynn Goldstein, 3 Reds #2, Oil on Linen, 24 x 18 inches.)

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Art Lab: Kerry Hentges

January 17, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Kerry Hentges On View January 17 – February 11, 2018 Reception: February 10, 2018 Layered Fears is an exploration of my fear of dying and the idea that there is nothing after we die. I have created sculpture and mixed media collage responding to this fear. Staircases are repeated throughout the work representing the depth of my fears. I start the day with a small level of fear but should my thoughts stray towards death, this fear goes deeper. I metaphorically descend the staircase of my fears. Through this collection of work I want to confront death and encourage a…

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Between Memory and Magic

January 17, 2018 - February 26, 2018

NOTE: This exhibition is not open to the public. On View January 17 – February 26, 2018 Capital One Bank, McLean Corporate Office Building The Workhouse Arts Center, in partnership with Capital One Bank, curated an exhibition in celebration of Black History Month currently on view in the Capital One McLean Corporate Offices. Between Memory and Magic is a group exhibition exploring the creative contributions of African Americans by establishing a connection between memory, rank, language and spirituality. The exhibition surveys the works of 9 artists providing a balance of realistic, yet poetic portrayals of the human figure and experiences…

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Compounds Not Required: 29 47 13

January 24, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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On View January 24 – March 4, 2018 Vulcan Gallery  Reception: February 10, 6pm-8pm Co-curated by Jaynelle Hazard and Tiffany Williams Compounds Not Required: 29 47 13, examines the work of six artists utilizing metals in their process highlighting the allure, complexities and innovations of the craft. The exhibition explores metals as elements from the periodic table, specifically copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and steel; while demonstrating how these small physical components both make up a whole and have the power to stand alone. DOWNLOAD EXHIBITION PRESS RELEASE

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February 2018

Imagination is the Medium: Guy Gilchrist and Bill Diamond

February 10, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Imagination is the Medium Guy Gilchrist and Bill Diamond On View February 10 – April 1, 2018 Opening Reception, Artist Talk, Book & Print Signing: Sat. March 10, 6-8pm Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Imagination is the Medium, a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the work of Guy Gilchrist and Emmy Award Winner, Bill Diamond, Jim Henson’s original illustrator and his original puppeteer. The exhibition features a range of objects created throughout Gilchrist and Diamond’s remarkable careers from original illustrations of the 1981 newspaper comic Muppet Babies to puppets from the award winning 1983 television show Fraggle…

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Art Lab: Kate Fitzpatrick – Loose Threads

February 14, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Loose Threads Kate Fitzpatrick On View February 16 – March 11, 2018 Reception: Saturday, March 10 from 6pm – 8pm Art Lab Artist Statement The consequences of being dislocated have a profound effect on the human condition. Whether displacement occurs in an unpredictable or planned way, that change has a powerful impact on our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. As dislocation occurs in our lives it forces each of us to confront the essentials we need to exist. I create multi-layered, mixed media paintings and sculptures that address familiar themes within this context by examining place. As I investigate the importance…

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Natural Law: Works by Korean artists Janghan Choi and Seung Jeon Paik

February 28, 2018 - March 28, 2018
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Natural Law Works by Korean artists Janghan Choi and Seung Jeon Paik On View February 28 – March 28, 2018 Vulcan Muse Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Natural Law, an exhibition exploring the works of two Korean artists, Janghan Choi and Seung Jeon Paik, and their multifaceted references to the relationship between existence, human behavior and nature. It is by no coincidence that both Choi and Paik focus on natural creation, because as Western culture finds perfect beauty in the human form, Eastern culture finds perfect beauty in nature. In Korea, discovering harmony between spirit and the…

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March 2018

Chester Kasnowski: The Scenic Route

March 1, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Scenic Route On View March 1 - May 6, 2018 Warrior Way Gallery Reception: April 14, 6pm - 8pm Chester Kasnowski is a multi-disciplinary artist who believes in the power of tradition and history. Trained in classic practices, Kasnowski introduces contemporary art theories that add value. In The Scenic Route, Kasnowski engages with the history of landscape imagery and modernizes the genre through his use of abstracted brush strokes. The artist and art educator has been successful in producing various mediums including acrylic, digital, video and conceptual art. Chester Kasnowski continues to practice combining concepts and knowledge gained from…

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To the Ends of the Earth: Selected works from Pedro Correa, Hal Eastman and Rick Reda

March 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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To the Ends of the Earth Selected works from Pedro Correa, Hal Eastman and Rick Reda On View March 10 – May 13, 2018 Vulcan Gallery Reception: April 14, 6pm - 8pm Special Acknowledgements to Photographer, Hal Eastman and the Curatorial Assistance Group in Pasadena, California. The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present To the Ends of the Earth, an exhibition exploring the works of three photographers and their translation of the world into image. The exhibition consists of ethereal photographs capturing the essence of the illusive intimacy which exists between nature, environment and photography. With inspiration emanating from…

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Art Lab: Emily Fussner: The Shape of Light

March 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Shape of Light Emily Fussner On View March 14 – April 15, 2018 McGuireWoods Gallery, Art Lab Reception: Saturday, April 14 6pm – 8pm ARTIST STATEMENT Light is predictable; we expect the sun to rise every day, generally filling our side of the globe at a great distance until it sets again. I am fascinated by the surprising moments when the sunlight feels near, when it interrupts my mundane space and overlays a design of quickly shifting shapes. Sometimes it is a bold statement with clear edges; often a quiet fleeting presence. Tracing this light reveals how fast it…

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April 2018

Art Lab: Jennifer Lillis

April 18, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Longing Manifestations Jennifer Lillius On View April 18 – May 13, 2018 McGuireWoods Gallery, Art Lab Reception: Saturday, May 12 6pm – 8pm   ARTIST STATEMENT Longing Manifestations is a series of prints constructed through the process of sigil magic. The images represent personal manifestation of earthly desires, transforming the space into a sacred place of reflection. Rituals have been used to liberate man from distractions of the earthly realm to bring him/her closer to their greater self. Ritual examines life as a series of transitions that are marked by ceremonial acts. Ritualizing my creative practice, I charge my intention…

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COLLECT! Art of the Draw

April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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COLLECT! Art of the Draw IMPORTANT: Thanks to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our COLLECT! Art of the Draw fundraiser! We hope you all had a wonderful evening. There are a few winners from our art raffle who didn't claim their works at the end of the event. Please check your raffle stubs for the following numbers: 193799, 193965, 194321, 193035, 193293, 193587, 193280, 193570, 223779. We'll hang onto remaining raffle items until May 16, at which point they'll be considered donations to the Workhouse. You may contact Jaynelle Hazard, Director of Exhibitions, to claim your raffle item…

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11th Congressional District High School Exhibition

April 25, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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House, Sky and Abyss: Gerardo Camargo

April 25, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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House, Sky and Abyss Gerardo Camargo On View April 25 – June 24, 2018 Vulcan Muse Gallery Reception: Saturday, May 12 6pm – 8pm   Exhibition Statement Gerardo Camargo’s House, Sky and Abyss presents a transformative series of works chronicling the relationship between natural environment and social constructs. A collection of carefully selected vinyl and paper works, presumptive photographs and organic sculptures create an unpredictable, visual dialogue in relation to ideas of existence and non-existence, construction and de-construction. Camargo’s fascination with human behavior and circumstance, led to his inspiration in creating through the use of found objects – fallen tree…

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May 2018

Candy for the Eye and Food for the Soul: Gene Moty

May 9, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Candy for the Eye and Food for the Soul Gene Moty On View May 9 – July 8, 2018 Warrior Way Gallery Reception: Saturday, May 12 6pm – 8pm EXHIBITION STATEMENT Gene Moty, a retired Air Force officer, creates contemplative, whimsical paintings using traditional materials. Inspired by the Bauhaus and De Stijl art historical movements, Gene focuses on pure abstraction and simplicity by incorporating geometric shapes, perpendicular lines, grids and primary colors in his work. In Candy for the Eye and Food for the Soul, Gene engages with the viewer by creating moments of intricacy describing his work as simple…

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NEW BREED Pop-Up Exhibition

May 16, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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NEW BREED Pop-Up Exhibition On View May 16-26, 2018 Closing Reception: May 26, 4pm - 6pm Featured artists include Nick Zimbro, Shepherd Norman, Zak Goldwasser, Tehron Porter, Robin Kovzelove, David Warner, Trent Barfield, Harry Mayer, Sean Bostick, Gaby Carpo, Kyle Murray, Tommy Kiesner Works are available for purchase: Hand painted works: $180 Mixed media works: $70

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VMFA: Futures

May 19, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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June 2018

2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition

June 1, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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

June 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Lucy Burns Museum (Building W-2), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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In Lorton’s Darkroom Lucy Burns Prison Museum (Building 2) On View June 14 - August 12, 2018 Documentary Screening: At 2pm on Sept. 8, 9, 15 and 16 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…

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

June 14, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Lucy Burns Museum (Building W-2), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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July 2018

At Home Heroes

July 14, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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At Home Heroes On View July 14 – November 11, 2018 Closing Reception: Saturday, November 10 4pm – 6pm (NEW!) 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…

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August 2018

The Weight of Air: Hanna Vogel (Exhibition, Artist Talk, and Reception)

August 8, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Weight of Air: Hanna Vogel On View August 8 – September 23, 2018 Artist Reception: September 8th, 6p-8p McGuireWoods Gallery DOWNLOAD: Exhibition Press Release The Weight of Air is an immersive exhibition exploring ideas of growth and tenacity. Hanna Vogel’s delicate installation works address body and self-image reflected in the space we inhabit through physical and spatial consideration. By openly unveiling environmental vulnerabilities, these objects call on the viewer to examine the entropic nature of their own human makeup and its relationship to its surroundings. “I find this idea—that our bodies and our self-images are affected by the spaces…

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Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition 2018

August 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition 2018 Exhibition Dates: August 11 - October 14, 2018 Opening Reception: August 10, 2018, 7p-9p The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present the Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition from August 11-October 14, 2018. This exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic Artist and Educator –Eva Kwong juried over 500 images to select 60 pieces of art which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. The show is a rare opportunity to see a variety of styles…

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Founding Artist Exhibition & Reception

August 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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September 2018

11th Annual FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition

September 26, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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11th Annual FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View September 26 – October 21, 2018 In collaboration with the Workhouse Arts Center, the FCPS Fine Arts Office presents the 11th Annual Artist Teacher Exhibition, an art exhibition recognizing the creative endeavors of FCPS artist-teachers. FCPS art and music teachers are invited to submit original works for consideration.

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October 2018

Chapel of Resistance

October 9, 2018 - March 5, 2019
Warden’s House Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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First Light Exhibition

October 27, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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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…

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November 2018

VMFA on the Road

November 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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VMFA on the Road Parked in front of the main entrance to Building 16 Saturday, November 10, 2018 6pm – 8pm DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to welcome the VMFA on the Road vehicle on Saturday, November 10th from 6pm – 8pm! In 1953, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was among the first museums in the world to create what was then called the Artmobile. During its lifetime, the Artmobile program circulated 60 exhibitions and served over 2.5 million people. As the originator of this concept, VMFA will offer its own, re-authorized version of the exhibition,…

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Exhibition: John Hartt

November 14, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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On View November 14 - January 27, 2019 Reception January 12, 6 -8 PM Warrior Way Gallery "My goal is simple, I want my art to make people smile. I’m sometimes a fly on the wall and watch people’s reaction to my art. I get the smiles I’m looking for along with the puzzled head scratches. Occasionally I’ll catch someone who seems totally engrossed in a piece and is “connecting” with it. That’s the high point about making art, when I make that “connection” I’m not just communicating with someone through art, I’m sort of giving that person a piece…

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January 2019

Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition

January 10 - February 10
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Student Faculty Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View January 10 – February 10, 2019 NEW DATE: Reception: February 9, 6pm-8pm 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.

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Amazing Art Jam

January 26 - February 27
Building W-16 (Vulcan Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Amazing Art Jam On View January 26 - February 24 Vulcan Gallery Opening Reception & Event: January 26, 7pm - 11pm Closing Reception & Event: February 23, 7pm - 11pm   PURCHASE CLOSING RECEPTION TICKETS   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to be the host of the third iteration of the Amazing Art Jam. This pop-up exhibition offers fresh perspectives by exploring several young, contemporary themes including street art, anime, Marvel iconography and hip-hop culture. Curated by Ackshun Jackson, the show will feature works in various mediums including interactive, sculpture, murals, paintings and works on paper from over 40 regional…

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February 2019

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6 - April 21
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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[Landscape]

February 6 - March 17
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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On View February 6 – March 17, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm – 8pm Curatorial Statement What is a landscape? A scenic countryside? A long-standing tradition in art history? The distant backdrop of our lives and memories? In the exhibition scape, artists ask us to engage the notion of landscape on multiple levels. Some pull imagery directly from observed physical, natural, and built surroundings to construct narratives, comment on social, political, and environmental issues, or use landscape as poetic metaphor. Others explore the unseen spaces we navigate: the mind, dreams, fears, desires, the space between people, between the past and…

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Starshine and Clay

February 13 - March 31
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Starshine and Clay On View February 13 – March 31, 2019 Exhibition Reception: March 9, 6:00-8:00pm McGuireWoods Gallery DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Workhouse Arts Center and Morton Fine Art present the work of  Kesha Bruce, Maya Freelon and Amber Robles Gordon -- three women artists exploring ideas of healing power through their lineage of storytelling. Bruce’s spirit-based use of guardians, African-American folklore and a prophetic mix of abstracted figures and symbols serve as a reminder ‘to fight’ and to bring about change. Freelon’s visual vortex of potent tissue ink monoprints and quilt-like immersive installations welcome the contemplation of our standing ideas…

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Degrees of Honor

February 20 - May 19
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Degrees of Honor On View February 20 – May 19, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm – 8pm Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Degrees of Honor, a group exhibition surveying the works of artists addressing the concept of honor in different perspectives. Explore works with expressions of separation, pain, loneliness, turmoil, stories and memories. Featured artists include Rene Vincit, Gene Moty, Karen Chin and Christa Turpin. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated for artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members.

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March 2019

OPEN CALL- Military BRATS: Art About the Military Child Experience

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 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 children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and reservists (ages 5+) 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 beginnings, stressors, deployments—an overall culturally unique …

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April 2019

COLLECT! 2019

April 5 - April 26
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The COLLECT! 2019 exhibition features more than 70 original works of art generously donated by the acclaimed community of artists at Workhouse Arts Center. This year’s collection includes painting, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry and more with subject matter varying from traditional figuration, natural landscapes, bright and bold abstraction, eclectic clay wares to conceptual collage. A diverse and rich body of work, this exhibition attests to each artists’ individuality and personal passion as well as Workhouse Arts Center’s commitment to connecting fine art and community. Visit the McGuireWoods Gallery April 5 – April 26 to preview the collection in advance of…

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COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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ALL ABOARD! COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise Saturday, April 27, 2019  7:00 – 11:00pm   PURCHASE TICKETS   Dress: Fun casual – from resortwear to 70s disco queen. Enjoy! Your ticket gets you… -Multiple entries in the art raffle -Thousands in “funny money” for the casino and “horse racing” -Tropical cocktails and delicious nibbles -Dancing in our “Lido Deck” disco -The pleasure of supporting the arts in our community You could leave with one (or more!) of 70 original works of art by the acclaimed community of Workhouse artists – including paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and…

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