The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton is starting a new initiative aimed at providing military veterans and service members more opportunities to be creative. A public event launching the program, which Workhouse is starting in collaboration with Fort Belvoir, the Unites States Organization of Metropolitan-Washington-Baltimore and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, will be held at the center on March 13 from 7 – 9 p.m.
As part of the initiative, Workhouse will include public art events and exhibits, a new artist residency at center and discounted visual art classes for those who have served in the military. For example, at the March 13 there will be an opening reception for “The Places We Have Been: Exploring the Internal and External Travels of Veterans and Service Members,” an exhibition where artist who have served in the military display their interpretations of their relationships to the internal and external landscape of their lives.
Colonel Gregory Gadson also has a solo photography exhibition, titled “Gregory Gadson: Life in the Infrared,” opening that night in the Workhouse’s McGuire Woods Gallery. For more information about the event and the initiative, visit workhousearts.org.