At the Workhouse

At the Workhouse

The following events and exhibits are open at the Workhouse Arts Center, which is located at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For more information, call 703-495-0001 or visit

Outgoing Exhibit: Farewell Exhibition for Ceramics Artist JoJo Rowley runs through Aug. 28. JoJo, who was the recipient of the 2008-09 Emerging Ceramic Artist Grant is having her Exit Exhibition in the Vulcan. Join Rowley for a reception and Artist Talk on her experience at the Workhouse on Friday, Aug. 28, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Virginia Watercolor Society 30th Anniversary Exhibition runs from Sept. 1-Oct. 15. The juried exhibition celebrates the Virginia Watercolor Society's 30th Anniversary in Gallery W-16 featuring 101 works from the group’s members. The public is invited to a free juror talk on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., given by Tony Van Hasselt.

Workhouse Arts Center Exhibit runs Sept. 9-Oct. 4 in the Gallery in Studio 5. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 7-p.m., and Sundays, 12-5 p.m., 12-5 p.m. An opening reception takes place Saturday, Sept. 12, from 6-9 p.m. Free. Works of "Synergy," original encaustics, Intaglio prints and oil paintings by Julia Dzikiewicz, Norma Pfaff and Denise Shamoun Phalan. Come see this eye-popping combination of encaustics, printmaking and oils.

Workhouse Film Noir Night. Saturday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. Join guest speaker Judy Riggin for an entertaining and thoughtful look at this distinct style of filmmaking. Riggin speaks at 7 p.m., film shown at 7:30 p.m. followed by an informal discussion and Q&A. Film title TBA. 703-584-2927.

Workhouse Art Guild: Dog Days of Summer exhibit runs through Sept. 13. Members of the Workhouse Artists Guild are exhibiting a variety of works in Gallery W-16, first floor.

First Anniversary Celebration of The Workhouse. Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Bring friends and family to help the Workhouse celebrate its one year anniversary with live performances, storytelling, children’s events, artist demos and workshops. To mark this milestone, the Center is hosting a free concert featuring music and others on the Quad on from 3-5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. 703-584-2927.

In October: Watercolor Classes with artist Catherine Hillis. Saturday mornings, beginning Oct. 3. Registration will be limited and it is suitable for beginners through intermediates. The first session of classes will review traditional methods of painting and will emphasize how to achieve a glowing painting utilizing several techniques. or or 703-584-2900.

In October: Art, Wine & All That Jazz. Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, 12-8 p.m. Come for wonderful local wineries from Virginia and North Carolina, spectacular art and all day jazz performances. Tickets on sale now. $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Visit for more information or call 703-584-2927.