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April 2016

First Look: VMFA 2016 Fellows at Workhouse Arts Center

April 9 - July 3
W-16, Vulcan Gallery,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Reception: Saturday May 14, 6 – 9 pm as part of the Workhouse Second Saturday Art Walk The Workhouse Arts Center in collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a look at 7 of the 13 statewide artists selected as the 2016-17 VMFA Professional Fellowship winners. Announced in February 2016, the winning artists were selected by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston Texas. This is the only VMFA Statewide Program exhibit in the…

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May 2016

Fiber National 2016

May 28 - August 21
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
Ellen Solari You Done Me Wrong 3 Low Res

Opening Reception: June 11, 6 – 9 p.m. as part of the Workhouse Second Saturday Art Walk Workhouse Arts Center and Studio Fiber Arts at the Workhouse Arts Center are proud to announce the centers first national, juried exhibition showcasing traditional, contemporary, and experimental fiber art created in the last three years. All fiber media will be on display as well as non-fiber media used in a fiber technique.  Nearly 150 entries poured in from around the United States and…

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June 2016

Workhouse Carnival + Art Party

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its annual Carnival + Art Party from June 2-5 2016. The excitement begins on Thursday, June 2 at 5p, with rides, games, music, vendors, carnival food, and family fun. Saturday and Sunday will also feature a number of delicious food trucks from around the region. This event will raise funds in support of the Workhouse’s arts, education and history programs. 2016 Carnival + Art Party Schedule Thursday June 2: 5-10pm Friday June 3: 5-10pm…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Workhouse Carnival + Art Party

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its annual Carnival + Art Party from June 2-5 2016. The excitement begins on Thursday, June 2 at 5p, with rides, games, music, vendors, carnival food, and family fun. Saturday and Sunday will also feature a number of delicious food trucks from around the region. This event will raise funds in support of the Workhouse’s arts, education and history programs. 2016 Carnival + Art Party Schedule Thursday June 2: 5-10pm Friday June 3: 5-10pm…

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Workhouse Carnival + Art Party

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its annual Carnival + Art Party from June 2-5 2016. The excitement begins on Thursday, June 2 at 5p, with rides, games, music, vendors, carnival food, and family fun. Saturday and Sunday will also feature a number of delicious food trucks from around the region. This event will raise funds in support of the Workhouse’s arts, education and history programs. 2016 Carnival + Art Party Schedule Thursday June 2: 5-10pm Friday June 3: 5-10pm…

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Mount Vernon Nights: Earl Carter (Smooth Jazz)

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States

Earl Carter is a Washington, DC based guitarist, bassist and producer whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially put him in the class of “Billboard Recording Artist." Earl has performed at Blues Alley, Rams Head Onstage, and many other historic venues in DC and Maryland. He also performed for The National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego, The Bermuda Jazz Festivals (’02 & ’03), The Ghana Jazz Festival, and many other televised concerts and festivals. Earl has also been…

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Workhouse Carnival + Art Party

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its annual Carnival + Art Party from June 2-5 2016. The excitement begins on Thursday, June 2 at 5p, with rides, games, music, vendors, carnival food, and family fun. Saturday and Sunday will also feature a number of delicious food trucks from around the region. This event will raise funds in support of the Workhouse’s arts, education and history programs. 2016 Carnival + Art Party Schedule Thursday June 2: 5-10pm Friday June 3: 5-10pm…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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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