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June 2016

Prison (Re)Form

June 11, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Today the President calls for criminal reform due to the commercialization of prisons and high levels of incarcerated men in the United States. At the same time, women in the United States continue to fight for equality. Opened in 1910, the Workhouse has always been synonymous with prison reform and the fight for gender equality. In the early part of the 20th century, the Workhouse buildings were made from bricks forged on site by the prisoners, and laid by hand…

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March 2017

RICHARD NOTKIN: A PLETHORA OF TECHNIQUES + CONCEPTS

March 11 - May 8
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Richard Notkin demonstrates small-scale carving, relief tile design and mold-making, teapot design and fabrication (prototype models, mold-making, casting and alterations, etc.). He also shares large-scale sculpting techniques and clay alteration, and he gives an illustrated lecture on how he conceives and produces large-scale tile murals. Each differing presentation is filled with technical information and brief discussions on the philosophical foundations upon which his work is conceived. Exhibit: March 11 - May 8 Reception + Artist Talk: May 5, 7p -…

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April 2017

Exhibit: Late Bloomers

April 1 - April 30
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Artists at the Workhouse are proud to present “Late Bloomers,” an exhibit celebrating and conceptualizing the fleeting, ephemeral, beautiful, political, and cultural nature of Cherry Blossoms. This exhibit is campus-wide in all studio buildings and the Arches Gallery. Visitors will enjoy exploring all buildings and discovering artworks identified by a specific “Late Bloomers” label to indicate inclusion in the exhibit. Most work in the exhibit are available for purchase the day of your visit! You can view works for…

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TEN09

April 8 - May 9
George Mason University Art Lab, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, 22079
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TEN09 is a collective of artists that work primarily in printed matter that ranges from edition prints, artist books and zines. Currently TEN09 is focusing on the production of zines. Zines are produced utilizing quick printing methods that are inexpensive and are easily accessible. The subject matter does vary depending on the maker’s interests and passions. This body of work represents a collection that has been rapidly produced with the consideration of a limited production time. [gallery type="slideshow" link="none" size="medium"…

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2017 11th Congressional District High School Art Competition

April 29 - May 13
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Visit the Workhouse Arts Center from April 29 - May 13 as we celebrate and showcase the the best art by high school students in Northern Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. Join Congressman Connolly and the 11th District in celebration of these young artists and the power of arts education. Awards reception will be held on May 13, 3:30p-5p.

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May 2017
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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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…

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SCAPE Open Art Studio

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 10, 2017

Open Art Studio art-making sessions through the Workhouse SCAPE program are available to active duty and retired service members and their families. Sessions are not therapy or medical treatment, but rather allow participants to explore their creativity, inspire and be inspired, and grow with others. Two types of Open Art Studio sessions are available throughout the year and are offered on alternating weeks. Some sessions focus exclusively on active duty and retired servicemembers, while in other sessions servicemembers may bring…

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West Springfield Pyramid Art Show

May 10 - May 14
W-16, Vulcan Muse, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to host from May 10 - May 14, 2017 the West Springfield Pyramid Art Show, featuring exciting works of art by Fairfax County students. Join us on Saturday, May 13th, from 5p-7p for the opening reception, then stay for the Workhouse's monthly (and free) Second Saturday Art Walk from 6p-9p. Works of art will be displayed from students at: Orange Hunt Elementary West Springfield Elementary Keene Mill Elementary Hunt Valley Elementary Cardinal Forest Elementary…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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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…

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Occoquan River Fest 2017

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Rd
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Enjoy a day of fun and free events on the Occoquan River - including complimentary boat rides on Miss River Shore! Call 703-690-2121 or visit http://www.nvrpa.org/park/occoquan for more information. ***Please note this event is at Occoquan Regional Park, not at the Workhouse. The Park is located immediately south of the Workhouse at 9751 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.

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