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DMV Indie Film Festival to Continue Through Weekend

DMV Indie Film Festival to Continue Through Weekend

Looking for something new and different to do this weekend? Want to stay out of the cold? Well, last night I attended the DMV Indie Film Showcase, a film festival that highlights some our area’s very own filmmaking talent. The festival opened last night, but it will run through Sunday, December 5.

Come out any night this weekend at 7 PM to the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax to catch several different short films, along with the feature production 6 Nonsmokers. The shorts will definitely get you thinking, encompassing a variety of genres and the comedy 6 Nonsmokers is a guaranteed laugh out loud.

New to the Workhouse Arts Center: The Sumi-e Society Exhibition

The following was sent to us by Workhouse Arts Center:

The Sumi - e Society Exhibition opened on October 13, and will continue through November 20. The Workhouse is proud to host the Sumi - e Society Exhibition, The Society's mission is to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting techniques through publications, workshops, lectures and exhibitions; to serve as a cultural bridge between East and West; and to furnish information to all persons who wish to learn about this art. The exhibition is open to all artists, and aims to publicly show the best current East Asian brush paintings and calligraphy.

The Workhouse Arts Center Presents Art, Wine & All That Jazz Festival

This was sent to us from the Workhouse Arts Center:

The Workhouse Arts Center will present its 2nd annual Art, Wine & All That Jazz festival on October 2!  The festival follows in the footsteps of many historic performances at the Workhouse.  During the 1950s and 1960s, the famous Lorton Prison was the setting for regular concerts by musical stars such as Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.  This year, the Workhouse will welcome back “The Deanna Bogart Band” along with a range of new and exciting talent!

Gallery After Hours: Art Out Loud...a fusion of art and music

The following event was sent to us from Workhouse Arts Center:

Escape to the Workhouse on September 18 for a night of live music and art! Art Out Loud...a fusion of art and music will feature the drawings of Mary Gallagher Stout and the eclectic alternative rock of "Big Green Cherry".  Mary will present many of her pieces, explaining the meaning and inspiration behind them. She will also sign copies of her new book: REAL Life Drawings: My Eye on Washington D.C., published in August 2010 by Sunbury Press.

The Workhouse Arts Center: From Prision to Art Center

This Wednesday, August 18, the Workhouse Arts Center is hosting a free exhibit called “Prison to Art Center: 100 Years at the Workhouse Exhibit.” The exhibit will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Workhouse Arts Center Gallery Building on the 2nd floor. The building is located at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton, VA.

Come learn about the transition from a correctional facility to a thriving art community. The Workhouse was established by the Lorton Arts Foundation and guests will be able to learn about the rich past and milestones that lead to the current arts center. For more information about the exhibit you can call 703-584-2900.

If you miss the exhibit on Wednesday, there’s more. The Workhouse is inviting the public to join the opening reception on Sunday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community is also invited to join the Centennial Celebration of the Workhouse on September 4.

Lorton's Juried Photographic Competition Exhibition

The 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Competition Exhibition is being presented by The Workhouse Arts Center until August 15 in Gallery W-16. The exhibit includes photographic images submitted by both professional and amateur photographers. Each artist submitted up to 3 different photographs for the competition.

The artists are all at least 18 years old and the deadline for their submissions was June 12. An awards reception occurred on Sunday, July 25, but the exhibit is still open for public viewing on the second floor of the Gallery Building.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.