The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Fine Arts Office, in collaboration with the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, presents the Artist Teacher Exhibition, an art exhibition recognizing the creative endeavors of FCPS artist-teachers, beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.
FCPS art and music teachers were invited to submit original works for consideration. This year, 179 original works of art and music were submitted by 80 fine arts teachers. Juror Peter Winant, director of the George Mason University School of Art, selected 53 artworks by 40 artists to be included; 10 music compositions by five musicians were selected to be played in the gallery during the exhibition. The exhibition will be open through Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Workhouse Arts Center, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Featured artist-teachers include: Sharlene Abraham of Fairfax High, Keith Beale of Robinson Secondary, Ashley Birkmaier of Laurel Hill Elementary, Julie Brodzik of Churchill Road Elementary, Bill Burke of Centreville High, Lauren Carpenter of Providence Elementary, Laura Cawley of Lynbrook Elementary, Sheena Custer of Virginia Run Elementary, Anna Dee of Stuart High, Lisa Devore of Stenwood Elementary, Heather Dilatush of Fairfax High, Colleen Dolinger of Wakefield Forest Elementary, Tracy Dumais of Virginia Run Elementary, Erin Fillers of Greenbriar West Elementary, Justyne Fischer of South County High, Elaine Florimonte of Westfield High, Caty Forden of Glen Forest Elementary, Deirdre Forgione of Woodson High, Sally Gilliam of Mount Vernon High, H. Sarina Haris of Waples Mill Elementary, Adam Hatchl of Oakton High, Rob Hawkins of Holmes Middle, Jason Hutto of Holmes Middle, Kathleen Kendall of Irving Middle, Timothy Kloth of Parklawn Elementary, Jacob Kohut of Lorton Station Elementary, Bethany Mallino of Wolftrap Elementary, Rory Marcaccio of Centreville High, Marielle Mariano of Groveton Elementary, Jayne Matricardi-Burke of Woodson High, Cynthia Mirabile of Cub Run Elementary, Tammy Morin of Herndon High, P.J. Naber of Fairfax High, Nicholas Natalie of Beech Tree Elementary, Danielle O’Brien of Glasgow Middle, Amy Ordoveza of Rose Hill Elementary, Kate Patsch of Fort Hunt Elementary, Scott Saylor of South County High, Angelika Schafer of Aldrin Elementary, Meghan Shelton of Fort Belvoir Elementary, Susan Silva of Oakton High, Ramandip Singh of Halley Elementary, art resource teacher Carol Trost, Mary Wehle of Terraset Elementary, and Jonathan Weiner of Westlawn Elementary.
The Workhouse Arts Center, McGuire Woods Gallery, is located at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton.