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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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December 2016

Warrior Way Exhibit: James Kennedy, “images from tranquility within the chaotic mind”

December 20, 2016 - January 30, 2017

The Workhouse is pleased to announce the opening of our latest Warrior Way exhibit, James Kennedy's "images from tranquility within the chaotic mind". Reception: January 14, 2017. 6p-9p Artist statement: Drawing was always difficult for me in the past, between tremors and focus. When I would try to focus, or think of what to draw, there were too many thoughts in my head. Much of what I would avoid thinking about, would be vivid in my mind. Bad memories, stress, or…

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January 2017
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

January 19 @ 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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Solitary Confinement by Rupert Holmes

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on January 14, 2017,
and Once on January 20, 2017,
and Once on January 21, 2017,
and Once on January 27, 2017,
and Once on January 28, 2017,
and Once on February 3, 2017,
and Once on February 4, 2017,
and Once on February 10, 2017,
and Once on February 11, 2017
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Exceedingly wealthy Richard Jannings, fueled by paranoia, lives in self-imposed isolation atop a high rise where he runs his corporation through any actual contact from the outside world. His ruthless style of management has caused some unrest in his business empire and tonight's twists and turns will leave you nearly breathless. "The thrill of the show comes from how  tries to get to Jannings and how Jannings retaliates. The resulting duel is between the two as well as between…

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Women Now

January 21 - April 16
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Women Now January 21 – April 9, 2017 Workhouse Arts Center Vulcan Gallery, Building W-16 Reception: February 11 6-9pm Performance: Erin Devine, February 11, 6-9pm Performance: Emily Francisco, March 8, 6-9pm 1917, American women were incarcerated at the Workhouse prison for attempting to have a voice, a right to vote. 100 years since these women, the Suffragists, first arrived at the Workhouse, the Workhouse Arts Center presents “Women Now” - exhibiting the voice of emerging and globally-established contemporary female artists.…

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SCAPE Open Art Studio

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 10, 2017

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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Date Night: Chef’s Table

January 21 @ 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) with no end date
W-3, Classroom 302, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will…

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Cabaret Series: A Comedy Tonight!

January 21 @ 8:00 pm
W-16, Vulcan Muse, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Workhouse Cabaret Series A Comedy Tonight! Join our merry cabaret for a taste of tomfoolery with music and laughter to kick off 2017 in style! The cast will take you on a spirited and laugh-filled program of shenanigans with songs that make us smile! Psst… we’ll even share some of our favorite backstage stories- when things went terribly wrong, but the show had to go on! Our comic cabaret vocalists will entertain in our a silly-centric theme that features a wide…

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Solitary Confinement by Rupert Holmes

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on January 14, 2017,
and Once on January 20, 2017,
and Once on January 21, 2017,
and Once on January 27, 2017,
and Once on January 28, 2017,
and Once on February 3, 2017,
and Once on February 4, 2017,
and Once on February 10, 2017,
and Once on February 11, 2017
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Exceedingly wealthy Richard Jannings, fueled by paranoia, lives in self-imposed isolation atop a high rise where he runs his corporation through any actual contact from the outside world. His ruthless style of management has caused some unrest in his business empire and tonight's twists and turns will leave you nearly breathless. "The thrill of the show comes from how  tries to get to Jannings and how Jannings retaliates. The resulting duel is between the two as well as between…

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Cabaret Series: A Comedy Tonight!

January 22 @ 1:00 pm
W-16, Vulcan Muse, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Workhouse Cabaret Series A Comedy Tonight! Join our merry cabaret for a taste of tomfoolery with music and laughter to kick off 2017 in style! The cast will take you on a spirited and laugh-filled program of shenanigans with songs that make us smile! Psst… we’ll even share some of our favorite backstage stories- when things went terribly wrong, but the show had to go on! Our comic cabaret vocalists will entertain in our a silly-centric theme that features a wide…

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