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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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January 2017

Women Now

January 21 - April 9
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 JENNIFER BARTLETT       SUSIE GANCH               CHARLOTTE POTTER ERIN DEVINE                     JENNY HOLZER            MICKALENE THOMAS EMILY FRANCISCO           LINN MEYERS               NATALIE WOOD HELEN FREDERICK           CHRISTIE NEPTUNE Performance:…

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March 2017

Look At Me, Again

March 11 - April 23
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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March 11 – April 23, 2017 Self-portraits may be expressed in many ways, a traditional likeness, an abstract sculpture, a mixed media installation of material representing how you feel. A follow up to the 2014 exhibit, “Look At Me: How Veterans view Themselves,” is an exhibit that reexamines the faces of Service members, past and present. Collaborators: USO: Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore NRVC Fort Belvoir Marine Corps Base Quantico Community Building Artworks Image:  Belena Marquez, Heart and Mind, Acrylic on canvas, 2017…

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RICHARD NOTKIN: A PLETHORA OF TECHNIQUES + CONCEPTS

March 11 - May 8
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Richard Notkin demonstrates small-scale carving, relief tile design and mold-making, teapot design and fabrication (prototype models, mold-making, casting and alterations, etc.). He also shares large-scale sculpting techniques and clay alteration, and he gives an illustrated lecture on how he conceives and produces large-scale tile murals. Each differing presentation is filled with technical information and brief discussions on the philosophical foundations upon which his work is conceived. Exhibit: March 11 - May 8 Reception + Artist Talk: May 5, 7p -…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

March 30 @ 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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$20 - $30

The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on April 1, 2017,
and Once on April 7, 2017,
and Once on April 8, 2017,
and Once on April 14, 2017,
and Once on April 15, 2017,
and Once on April 21, 2017,
and Once on April 22, 2017
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. A man with a boring life meets a mysterious woman and is…

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April 2017

Exhibit: Late Bloomers

April 1 - April 30
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Artists at the Workhouse are proud to present “Late Bloomers,” an exhibit celebrating and conceptualizing the fleeting, ephemeral, beautiful, political, and cultural nature of Cherry Blossoms. This exhibit is campus-wide in all studio buildings and the Arches Gallery. Visitors will enjoy exploring all buildings and discovering artworks identified by a specific “Late Bloomers” label to indicate inclusion in the exhibit. Most work in the exhibit are available for purchase the day of your visit! You can view works for…

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SCAPE Open Art Studio

April 1 @ 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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$20 - $30

The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow

April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on April 1, 2017,
and Once on April 7, 2017,
and Once on April 8, 2017,
and Once on April 14, 2017,
and Once on April 15, 2017,
and Once on April 21, 2017,
and Once on April 22, 2017
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. A man with a boring life meets a mysterious woman and is…

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$30

The 39 Steps Adapted By Patrick Barlow

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Once on April 9, 2017,
and Once on April 16, 2017,
and Once on April 23, 2017
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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PURCHASE TICKETS Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. A man with a boring life…

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