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June 2016

Prison (Re)Form

June 11 - November 27
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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August 2016

6th Annual Clay International

August 13 - October 17
W-16, Vulcan Gallery,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present the Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition on August 13-October 16, 2016. This exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Potter and Educator –Jack Troy juried nearly 700 images to select 59 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 and…

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Ang Worth: Metamorphosis (Warrior Way Gallery)

August 13 @ 6:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Artist Ang Worth's paintings - created while trying to find balance after the difficulties of military service - will be on view in the Workhouse Art Center's Warrior Way Gallery through October, 2016. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, August 13th, 6p-9p Image: Ang Worth, Speak Up, acrylic on canvas, 24"x30" About the Artist: Angela Suzanne Worth, born January 19, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Moved around the Northeast until 7, when she moved to south Florida.  She had a son, Dylan when she was 21 and…

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Corporate Collections Revealed

August 27 - November 6
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An exhibition of Contemporary art from Corporate Collections Museums and galleries are not the only players in the art world, Corporate collections rival many major museums in both scale and quality. Dr. Herzog Von Wuttemberg, Sotheby’s Chairman of European Art contends; “Arguably amongst the most influential arbiters of Contemporary art, corporate collections have become an established constituent of art world.” While many corporations are beginning to make their collections public, many are still unseen by the general public – until…

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Mount Vernon Nights: The Taters (Roots/Pop)

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Taters play a mix of power-pop, country and Americana similar to the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, The Beatles and Nick Lowe. Billboard magazine describes The Taters as "determinedly and gleefully forging a path with no limits or end in sight." FREE 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Pokémon Go at the Workhouse Arts Center with Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Full Campus,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS You're invited to join Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck, the Workhouse Arts Center, Fairfax County Police Department, and the Fairfax County Fire Department for one more go at Pokémon! This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Parking and entry to the Workhouse are free. WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 11a-2p WHERE: The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079 Event Highlights: Fairfax County Police will be providing Pokémon Trainers safety tips at…

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September 2016
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

September 1 @ 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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Aromat Yoga 1-Day Workshops

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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All Skill Levels, Adults Tuition: $25 Presented by Aromatherapist and Yoga Teacher Marilyn Peppers Individually, yoga and essential oils each restore and balance the body and mind. This workshop series combines yoga and aromatic essential oils to detox, energize, relax, and recharge body energy. (Meet in W-11) Sept 4 (1-3pm) Aromat Yoga for the Back Oct 2 (1-3pm) Aromat Yoga for the Knees November 6 (1-3pm) Aromat Yoga for the Hips December 4 (1-3pm) Aromat Restorative Yoga

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Fine Arts Festival

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Full Campus,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Interact with 150+ artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft, jewelry, and handcrafted furniture; enjoy live music, food, and drinks. On Saturday from 12-3p explore our annual education open house with a variety of demos, performances, and hands on activities. The festival will be held rain or shine. Visit the Festival page.

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