Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton opened its newest show, Reference, last Saturday, Jan. 24. The mutli-media exhibit, in which artists explore various modes of influence that inform their work in both content and process, is one of several shows featured at the arts center in February.
Montana-based utilitarian potter Julia Galloway’s work will be on display at the arts center from next Wednesday, Feb. 4 – March 8. Galloway, the director of the School of Art at the University of Montana-Missoula where she’s a professor, makes useful pottery using a combination of wheel throwing and hand building techniques.
Evie Torreno, professor of art history at Randolph-Macon College, will be the next featured lecturer in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ lecture series at the Workhouse. On Thursday, Feb. 19, Torreno will present Civil War to Civil Rights – How African American Artists Engage the Past, in which she’ll examine depictions of the multifaceted, highly politicized dimension of race and American identity in the artistic production of African-American artists.
Elizabeth Catlett, Kara Walker and Hank Willis are some of the artists that will be discussed during the lecture, which costs $5 – $10. Also on the arts center’s February schedule are performances of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a ballroom social dance, and an art sale fundraiser at the end of the month. For more information, visit workhousearts.org.