New Affiliation

I am pleased to announce that I was juried in as a Workhouse Arts Associate (WAA) at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.

Several years ago when the transformation from federal prison to arts center was announced, I was ecstatic at the prospect. To aid in my inspiration, I love both taking classes and having galleries to peruse; now I have both only three miles away! Being included in the WAA exhibits is icing and a real honor.

As a member of WAA, I'll have several pieces on exhibit all the time. Exhibits rotate every month or two. To clarify how this fits, there are two other possible artists' memberships at the Workhouse, those with studio space and those part of the guild, the latter participating in monthly juried exhibits.

Please visit Lorton Arts Foundation for more information about the activities on the campus, to include a Suffragette museum devoted to the women housed and tortured there, who turned the tide for the vote. Mikhail Baryshnikov has a studio and, further, there is an amphitheater with 300 more seats than Wolf Trap expected to draw similar acts.

Photos are of two of the prison's towers, one the water tower, identifier of the facility from a distance, and the other a guard tower, languishing in these days of retirement.


Anonymous said...

Great news! How appropriate for you to be recognized as an affiliate for what you enjoy.

Lenny said...