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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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September 2017

Ken Baskin: Crucible Series

September 27 - October 28
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Ken Baskin: Crucible Series Reception: October 27, 7p, McGuireWoods Gallery General Exhibition Statement Kenneth Baskin’s industrial, stoneware sculptures explore the relationship between humans and machines. The interactions are communicated through oscillating dynamics evident from the construction and intended wear and tear of the works. Baskin reintroduces the viewer to artifacts which are historically not seen, inviting a moment to reflect on our interdepence on industry. Artist Statement The investigative properties of this series are focused upon the mechanical objects or…

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October 2017

Brigitte Caramanna: Imperceptible

October 16 - November 12
George Mason University Art Lab, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, 22079
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Imperceptible Brigitte Caramanna On View October 16 - November 12, 2017 Reception: November 11, 2017 Artist Statement I am fascinated by the complexity, fragility, and precious quality present in the natural world. I closely observe countless textures and intricacies. As I study these details patterns assert themselves. My intention is to convey the transcendent and sublime beauty that exists in all natural environments and life forms. My process relates to the serene, spiritual presence nature possesses. I experience a connection…

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The Woman In Black

October 21 - November 5
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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BUY TICKETS   Book by Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill Directed by Jason Krage The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is…

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SCAPE 4th Fridays at the Workhouse: Veteran/Service Member Open Mic

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 31, 2017

Join us on the fourth Friday of each month to enjoy special performances, classes, talks, and other exciting events for our Veteran and Service Member communities. These events are FREE and open to the public, but space is made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions about 4th Fridays, Open Art Studio, or the SCAPE program? Email questions to scape@workhousearts.org 28 Apr - Veteran/Service Member Open Mic Instrumentalists, singers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Sign-up is at…

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Glass National 2017

October 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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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…

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November 2017

Sara Dittrich: Body As Metronome

November 1, 2017 - January 5, 2018
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Body As Metronome Sara Dittrich McGuire Woods Gallery On View November 1 - January 5, 2018 Opening Reception: November 11, 2017 About the Exhibition In Body As Metronome, Sara Dittrich examines the unconscious rhythms of the body in an everyday context. She introduces sculptural objects, video installations and performance works as a means to study and address the acts of listening, movement and sound. Metaphorical interpretations of pulse, breath, footsteps and heartbeats are presented in this body of work creating…

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Open Life Drawing

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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2nd Annual Tour de Mount Vernon

November 4 @ 7:45 am - 1:30 pm
Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck invites you to join him for a community bike ride on Saturday November 4, 2017, at 8:30am, starting and ending at the historic Fort Hunt Park. The Mount Vernon District is home to many cultural and environmental resources and the ride will provide an opportunity to learn more about the hidden treasures of the Mt. Vernon District. Download the official event flyer to learn more about the event or visit Supervisor Storck's Mount Vernon…

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Open Life Drawing

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2018

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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