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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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May 2017

Wet Paint

May 19 - August 6
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Hundreds of art schools educate thousands of young painters each year in hopes that they may join a top heavy, slow growing, extremely competitive industry – the art world. Yet, young artists are hungry, talented, fearless and ready to create. The exhibit will feature painters, in school or fresh out, giving viewers a glimpse of what the newest art generation is exploring. Exhibit opens: May 19, 2017 Reception: June 10, 2017. 6-9pm Exhibit closes: August 6, 2017 Cover image "Angel…

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July 2017

Warrior Way Exhibit: Path to Redemption by Vainuupo Avegalio

Artist Reception during July's Second Saturday: July 8, 2017, 6p-9p. The Workhouse is excited to announce the next show in our Warrior Way Gallery featuring works by veteran artist Vainuupo Avegalio. The Military life has been both a blessing and a curse. It has taken me to places I could have only dreamed of growing up on the Samoan islands. I have seen the horrors, destruction, merciless acts of inhumanity, gallantry, heroism and have sent and welcomed many good friends home.…

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URBEX: DC Urban Explorers

July 19 - August 5
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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CLOSING RECEPTION: August 5, 7p-9p This exhibit features photographic works made by members of the DC Urban Explorers (DCUE) group. DCUE is an organization that connects local explorers - historians, photographers, and many others - with unique places to discover throughout the mid-Atlantic region, especially in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Much of their body of work focuses on urban (and even suburban and rural) decay, abandoned buildings, and the existential conflict between civilization and nature. This show highlights…

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Mount Vernon Nights: The Sheets Family

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Sheets Family (Old-time music) The Sheets Family Band is from western North Carolina. The band features Randy Sheets on banjo, Kelly Sheets Snider on fiddle and DJ Sheets on guitar. Celebrated for their harmony singing and energetic instrumentals, they embody the values of homemade and homegrown music and lifestyle.  Their unique old time mountain style takes inspiration from the music of the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. You’ll hear a variety of lively fiddle tunes, songs from the area, rich…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

July 27 @ 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 4th Fridays at the Workhouse: Veteran/Service Member Open Mic + Short Film Screening

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Mount Vernon Nights: Jarekus Singleton

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Jackson, Mississippi's award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, 29-year-old Jarekus Singleton, is one of the brightest, most exciting young stars on the blues scene today. His cutting-edge, streetwise music melding contemporary and traditional blues with rock energy and hip-hop wordplay turns audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his blazing guitar licks and strong, soulful voice, Singleton brings his up-to-the-minute take on the blues to every song he writes and performs. From ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to…

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August 2017
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

August 3 @ 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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Mount Vernon Nights: Lox and Vodka

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Blending traditional Jewish and klezmer music with folk, jazz, spiritual and original flavors, Lox & Vodka takes you on a journey from the old world to the new. Come ready to sing, clap, dance and raise your spirits to their vibrant sounds. Website: www.loxvodka.com

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