Week in Lorton

Week in Lorton

Food Drive at Workhouse Arts Center

Workhouse Studio W-4 is putting an artistic twist on the common (and vital) food drive. Their efforts will benefit Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia. Items donated will become components of an interactive art installation, which will open to the public on Feb. 11, during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center from 6-9 p.m. Studio W-4 artists Mary Gallagher Stout, John Gascot, Lynn Goldstein and Joan Yi will create a variety of food-centric works in an array of mediums and styles, including a live demonstration. The exhibit aims to not only speak on topics of health, hunger and consumption, but explore the relationship between artist and community. The public is encouraged to be a part of this art installation and help Northern Virginians in need. Studio W-4 visitors may donate canned or non-perishable food items during normal business hours; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Donations will be welcome through the exhibit’s run. The Have a Heart project will be the subject of a documentary by young filmmaker Makeda Thomas.

For more information, visit www.WorkhouseArts.org.