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Workhouse Arts Center Opens New Exhibit on Jan. 24

The Workhouse Arts Center, located at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, is debuting its new multi-media exhibit Reference on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The exhibit, an exploration of various modes of influence that inform visual artists in both content and process, will be on display through April 5.

Artists featured in the show incorporate performance, sound, process and imagery to address the strong influence of other artists, visual and otherwise, upon their creative output as well as their deepest philosophical and spiritual understandings.

The exhibit will include Sue Wrbican of Alexandria; Matt Pinney of Washington, D.C.; Gail Rebhan of Washington, D.C.; Maggie Gourlay of Kensington, Md.; Tom Pfannerstill of Louisville, Ky.; Dana Cibulski of Fairfax; Erin Devine of Alexandria; Ella Goodine of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Nick and Clifford Simko of Baltimore.

The exhibition, a joint project by Northern Virginia Community College and Workhouse Arts Center, is being curated by Erin Devine, an assistant professor and gallery director at the community college.

“The Workhouse has been happy to collaborate with NOVA on educational programs and we are now happy to produce a joint project that can be enjoyed by the general public while highlighting the talent in the Northern VA region,” said Debra Yarrington, director of education at Workhouse Arts Center.

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