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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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August 2017

Brew Vessels Invitational

August 3 - September 3
Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Ceramics is proud to present BREW VESSELS INVITATIONAL, on view in Building W-8 (Ceramics) from August 3 to September 3, 2017. Exhibiting artists include: Lois Aronow David Joy Matthew Causey Steve Loucks Michael Corigliano Paul Lyon Marcel Deolazo Danny Pearce Jim Dugan Dallas Wooten Lynnette Hesser and The Workhouse Residents Featured image "Mini-Growlers" by Matthew Causey

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Clay International 2017

August 12 - October 8
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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This juried exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created around the world, highlighting works of art that incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. This show provides a unique opportunity to see a variety of styles and techniques that span the field of contemporary ceramic arts. Reception: October 7th A selection of images from Clay International 2017   Main page…

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A Walk Through Pop Surrealism

August 12 - October 15
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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An exhibition of works by various artists, curated by Art Whino. Featured Artists David Chung Walt Hall Josh Taylor Santos Shelton Caia Koopman James Walker Thom Glick Arabella Proffer Melanie Pruitt Shawn Yu Aaron Jasinski John McNair Jophen Stein Brendan Tierney Shauna Peterson Ursula X Young Richard Salcido & Alex Marka27 JImbot Jim Mahfood MC Baldassari Andy Haynes Michelle Caplan Jason Limon Ekundayo Joe Iurato Kareem Rizk Taylor White About the Show With the emergence of Pop Surrealism, the line…

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Sri Ganesha Festival 2017

August 25 - September 3
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center in August and September for the Biggest Ganesha Festival in the United States! 10 days of events, 100 vendor booths, a 1,000 pound laddu, and much more!

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SCAPE 4th Fridays at the Workhouse: Veteran/Service Member Open Mic

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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King Soul

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Born of a mutual passion for the deep, down home sounds of an earlier time, King Soul brings you real Southern Soul, featuring original songs, gritty vocals, a slamming horn section and driving rhythms. Facebook page: www.kingsoulband.com

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September 2017

Open Life Drawing

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2018,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2018

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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Education Open House

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Learn about the creative arts offerings at the Workhouse during our Education Open House on Saturday, September 9, 12-3pm! This free event is open to the public and will feature demos, hands-on workshops, opportunities to talk one-on-one with our amazing instructors as well as explore our beautiful, historic campus. Young and young-at-heart attendees will enjoy free balloons and cotton candy. And as a bonus, students can take advantage of a special 10% tuition discount on weekly classes online or by…

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Second Saturday Art Walk

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 85 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our galleries. Experience thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around…

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