At the Workhouse

At the Workhouse

Fine Arts

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

The Workhouse Film Institute Cinematic Tourist Series: Destination Hawaii, a weekend-long cultural celebration of Hawaii, in honor of Kamehameha Day. From June 11-13, this three-day celebration showcases the history and traditions of the islands, featuring authentic food, music, dance, art and much more. All cinematic tourist events will be held in the Performance Tent at the Workhouse.

<b>Friday/June 11

</b>Torch Lighting and Welcome Reception, 7:30 p.m.

Film Screening: "Keepers of the Flame," directed by Eddie Kamae, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $5-10.

<b>Saturday/June 12

</b>Big Kahuna Marketplace. 1-5 p.m. Free workshops, demonstrations, food, crafts, music and dance.

Kamehameha Luau. Authentic Hawaiian luau, buffet style. Tickets range from $21-40 and include welcome reception, dinner, live hula performance and film screening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m., performance by Halau Hula O Ke Anuenue Punahele at 7:30 p.m. and film screening of "Na Kamalei - Men of Hula," directed by Lisette Kaualena Flanary at 8:30 p.m.

<b>Sunday/June 13

</b>Big Kahuna Marketplace Open. 12-5 p.m. Free workshops, demonstrations, food, crafts, music and dance.

Stars on Sunday: "Aloha Boys" 2 p.m. Free.

Building W-4 Featured Artist: Patricia Smith. Paintings by Smith will be exhibited in Building W-4 at the Workhouse from June 9-July 4. The exhibition, entitled Reverberations, reflects the exploration of the terms: goddess, women and feminine.

Building W-5 Featured Artists: Denise Shamoun Phalan, Robin Rosner and Trish Vermillion. From June 2-27, enjoy the whimsy and fun of Variations on a Theme with artists Phalan, Rosner, Vermillion, as they share their various views of summer depicted in oil paintings and porcelain tiles.

Building W-6 Featured Artist: Bronia Ichel. Fairfax Station resident Ichel is the featured artist of the month for Building W-6 at the Workhouse Art Center. In her exhibit titled Color Fusion, Ichel introduces landscapes with a fresh perspective in form of vibrant collage paintings. Utilizing Joomchi, a traditional Korean papermaking technique, she creates textural patterns from the fiber of paper mulberry trees, which are then transformed into torn shapes of layered color. Color Fusion will be on display from June 9-July 4 in Building W-6.

Building W-7, The Glasshouse, is pleased to feature Andrea "Andy" Mays and Sandi Martina as joint featured artists for June. Mays and Martina are accomplished mosaic artists and are currently exploring the use of fused, kiln-formed glass in addition to mosaics to achieve new artistic visions. Mays utilizes stained glass, ceramic tile, or smalti to create historical reproductions, joyous flowers, and pets. Martina uses glass, ceramics, and found objects to create flowing, spiral, and textured abstracts in both her mosaics and fused glass creations.

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 Artists: Helen Anne and Sean Donlon and Associate Artist for the Month: Bonnie Ferguson Butler. Butler is an en plein air artist who lives and paints in Lorton. She is the Workhouse Associate Featured Artist for June. Her show, on display from June 9-July 4 and entitled 10 Mile Radius, will feature local landscape paintings created in pastel and oil. Each location is 10 miles or less from the Workhouse.