Art and Politics : Recent Work by Julia Dzikiewicz

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IdaWells

The United States is fast approaching a significant milestone in its history: in 2020, it will be a century since women won the right to vote. What is less well-known is the upcoming anniversary of the brave suffragettes who protested in front of the White House in 1917 and their imprisonment at the Occoquan Workhouse, which is now the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center.

As a woman artist-in-residence at the Workhouse Arts Center, I paint both the stories of the courageous suffragettes and the modern day leaders in this feminist movement. My new show features two new large encaustic paintings on panels of this series. “Ida Wells” depicts suffragette Ida Wells fighting against lynching. “Old Film, New Film” shows how the world has changed since since 1917.

Workhouse Arts Center, Building 5 Gallery

9601 Ox Road, Lorton Virginia 22079

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11:00 a. m.-6:00 p. m. and Sun 12:00-5:00 p. m.

Free reception: Saturday, October 8, 2016 6:00-9:00 p. m.

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