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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

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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September 2017

Cabaret

September 9 - October 8

PURCHASE TICKETS   Cabaret Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the Play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Jeff Davis, Mary Payne Musical Direction by Darin Stringer In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as…

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Mannheim Rocket: Mozart Meets Beethoven

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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PURCHASE TICKETS   Join us at the Workhouse for an evening with Mannheim Rocket, the premier period-instrument ensemble of Northern Virginia. Directed by founder and clarinetist Richard Spece, guests will be treated to Mannheim Rocket's incredible performance of Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and other works, using authentic instruments and stylistic performance practices of the 18th Century. Guests will enjoy a complimentary beverage and hors d'oeuvres with their admission. Tickets $30  

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“Sisters in Crime” Lorton Library Book Club

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
W-16, Vulcan Muse, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Lorton Library presents an author panel, Q&A, and discussion of writing and mysteries. The author panel is led by Donna Andrews, and features authors Barb Goffman, Marianne Willski Strong, and Robin Templeton. Join us in the Workhouse Art Center's "Muse," downstairs in Building W-16 on Saturday, September 30 from 4pm-6pm. If you're interested in participating in the Lorton Library Book Club, their current selection is Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, co-authored by speakers Donna Andrews and Barb Goffman. The Book…

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Recipe For Murder

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Murder Mystery Will Travel and Sherwood Road Productions present "Recipe For Murder" BUY TICKETS NOW Celebrity Chef George Woodland has recently won the coveted “Slice and Dice” cooking competition winning $100,000 dollars and a new TV show featuring his culinary concoctions as "The Singing Chef", who cooks with a song in his heart AND in his stomach! At a press conference to showcase his newly released book of recipes he is poisoned! Was the murderer the first…

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October 2017

Open Life Drawing

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Open Life Drawing

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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,
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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Second Saturday Art Walk

October 14 @ 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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