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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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April 2017

First Look: VMFA 2017 Fellows at The Workhouse

April 15 - July 20
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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A selection of the 2017-18 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts professional fellowship winners in one innovative exhibit. A reception for this exhibit will be held on May 13, 2017. from 6p-9p during the Workhouse's monthly Second Saturday Art Walk.

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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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June 2017
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

June 1 @ 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 Open Art Studio

June 3 @ 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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Mount Vernon Nights: South County High School Jazz Band

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The South County High School Band program is a comprehensive band program for students grade 9-12 living in southeastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. The band program consists of two high school concert bands, jazz bands, percussion ensemble, an indoor drumline, an indoor color guard, and a marching band. The band program has been named a Virginia Honor Band for the 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 school years after obtaining superior ratings in both its Symphonic Band…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

June 8 @ 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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Ice Cream Social

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The Workhouse Arts Center will hold its 8th annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Saturday, June 10, 2017. For $20, patrons will receive a handmade bowl created by Workhouse Ceramics artists, students, and instructors, and we'll even fill the bowl with delicious ice cream! This year's fun includes live performances by The Great Zucchini (2:00-2:30p), a dunking machine ($5 for 3 balls), and a raffle to win a spot in an upcoming ceramics workshop. All proceeds from the Ice Cream…

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SCAPE Open Art Studio

June 10 @ 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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Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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