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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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September 2016

Fourth Friday SCAPE Nights

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monthly on the same day until October 28, 2016,
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W-16, Vulcan Muse,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Join us for our monthly open mic nights for Service members and the general public. Performers of all kinds, skills and backgrounds welcome - music, poetry, comedy and more. Learn more.

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

September 29 @ 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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October 2016

SCAPE Open Art Studio

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 10, 2017
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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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$1.00 - $25000

Workhouse Annual Gala

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery,
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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This extraordinary evening will feature visual art by emerging and established artists and include performances by some of the area's finest entertainers. This annual fundraising event raises financial support for and broad awareness of the outstanding arts and education programs at the Workhouse Arts Center. Visit the Workhouse Gala event page.

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Aromat Yoga 1-Day Workshops

October 2 @ 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) 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

October 6 @ 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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