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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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Collectors Showcase 2017: Exhibit

January 21 - March 4
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The annual Workhouse Arts Center Collectors Showcase exhibit features an impressive range of artwork in different media and styles. Works of art are donated by Workhouse artists and are the highlight of the Collectors Showcase Art Lottery on March 4th. Donated works include paintings, drawings, photographs, wood, ceramics, and glass. There are pieces available for all tastes and decorating styles. This event benefits the arts, education, and history programs of the Workhouse. The Collectors Showcase will be on view in…

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March 2017
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

March 2 @ 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

March 4 @ 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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Collectors Showcase Art Lottery 2017

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Join in the fun on March 4, 2017 for a thrilling art lottery event at the Workhouse Arts Center. The Collectors Showcase features an impressive range of artwork in different media and styles. Donated works include paintings, drawings, photographs, wood, ceramics, and glass. There are pieces available for all tastes and decorating styles. The evening also includes delicious appetizers; beer, wine, and cocktails; and live musical entertainment. Preview the art now, so you will be ready when your name is…

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Museum Lecture: Women in the Cold War: Women’s Voices Usher in a Sexual Revolution Changing Women and America Forever

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Workhouse Prison Museum 2017 Annual Lecture Series is pleased to present Women in the Cold War: Women’s Voices Usher in a Sexual Revolution Changing Women and America Forever with featured speaker Alice Reagan, Associate Professor, Northern Virginia Community College. Wednesday, March 8, 7:30-9:00 pm, W-3 Theatre All programs are free with a suggested donation of $10. Please register online or call 703-854-2900 for more information. About the Workhouse Prison Museum The Workhouse Prison Museum opened to the public in…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

March 9 @ 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

March 11 @ 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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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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