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 www.workhousearts.org.
Building W- 7, the GlassHouse, celebrates International Art Glass Month in April by featuring the studio artists in group exhibit that showcases the diverse forms, styles, and visual impressions glass can make as an artistic media.
Building W-8 Studio Exhibition: Ceramics Resident Artists. The Ceramics Building has a regular recurring group exhibit of Ceramic Resident Artists work.
Building W-9 Featured Artist: Linda Rose Larochelle. Her work will be on display in Gallery 9 from April 7-May 2. Larochelle is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and a veteran art educator from Arlington County. Her love of printmaking has been woven throughout her career as an artist, but she works in watercolor and pastel as well.
Building W-10 Featured Artist: Katie Cassidy. Cassidy is a licensed interior designer and professional member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and International Institute of Interior Design Associates (IIDA). She was selected the first “Artist of the Month” by the Association of Interior Design Professional (AIDP) at the annual meeting held at Workhouse Arts Center.
Ginger White Hergenroeder is the Associate Artist of the month for April. She graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor of fine arts in painting and printmaking. Currently she is working in the mediums of chalk pastel and charcoal.
Spot-LYTE Presents: “Mother Goose Is Eaten by Werewolves.” March 31 and April 1, 10 a.m.; and April 2 and 3, 1 p.m., in Gallery W-16, Second Floor. Spot-LYTE presents a fun and entertaining performance of “Mother Goose is Eaten by Werewolves.” by Steph DeFerie. Seating is limited. Tickets $5 each.
Spot-LYTE Presents: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” March 31 and April 1, 1 p.m.; and April 2 and 3, 10 a.m., in Gallery W-16, Second Floor Tickets $5 each.
2nd Saturday Art Walks. Saturday, April 10, 6-9 p.m., Campus wide, Free. Each 2nd Saturday Art Walk will feature opening receptions in Workhouse studio buildings, where guests can meet featured Workhouse studio artists of the month. In Gallery W-16, visit the Workhouse Associate (WA) and Workhouse Art Guild (WAG) exhibition for the opening exhibition reception from 6-9 p.m., featuring the WA Artist of the Month.
In conjunction with the Art Walk, a reception in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. will bring together artists, the general public and members of the Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP) to talk about incorporating original art into interior designs. The interior design professionals will visit the artist studios with their clients and other interested parties during Art Walk hours.
Gallery After Hours: “Goldenberg Duo.” Saturday, April 18, 6 p.m., in Gallery W-16, Second Floor. This duo is composed of William Goldenberg on the piano and his sister Susan Goldenberg on the violin. Tickets $15-25
Fiber Arts: Fleece to Shawl Event. Saturday, April 24, 1-5 p.m., in The Quad. Workhouse Studio Fiber Arts spinners and weavers will spin raw sheep's wool into yarn and then weave a shawl, which will be raffled to benefit the Workhouse Art Center. This interesting and fun event will be a great introduction to traditional fiber handcrafts for children and adults. The Foothills Weavers Guild will also be spinning and weaving a shawl at this event. Rain date: Sunday April 25, 1-5 p.m.
Workhouse Film Institute: “Women’s Studies.” Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., at Gallery W-16, Second Floor. The Workhouse Film Institute will screen the independent film, “Women's Studies” [http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com], which plays to the horror and thriller genres. Starring in this film as Sen. Gayle Hamlin is Judith O'Dea, best remembered for her role as Barbara in George A. Romero's 1968 horror film classic “Night of the Living Dead.” Her latest film appearances, in addition to “Women's Studies,” are in Jason Paul Collum's psychological thriller “November Son” and Timo Roses' “Beast.” Writer and director of “Women's Studies” Lonnie Martin [http://www.lonniemartin.com/] will be on-hand to speak about the film prior to the screening. Tickets $5-10
Ongoing Gallery W-16 Exhibition: Ceramics. The Workhouse will exhibit work by internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Mitch Lyons in Gallery W-16, Second Floor, through April 25. Lyons’ [http://www.mitchlyons.com/] clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware.
Art ... for a Change! Artists Palette Exhibition. This exhibition provides advanced art students with the opportunity to be considered for a juried exhibition in a professional gallery. The exhibit will be on display March 31-April 4 in Gallery W-16.
Exhibition: Congressional Children’s Art Competition – An Artistic Discover. The Lorton Arts Foundation partners with U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) for the Congressional Children’s Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery April 7-25 in Gallery W-16, Second Floor. The exhibitions will be on display at the Workhouse from April 7-25. All the participating artists, along with their families are invited to the reception at the Workhouse on April 18 from 2-4 p.m., in Gallery W-16, where Connolly will announce the winning entry