Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!
This month during Second Thursday, we celebrate the past and present of Alexandria.
The new PBS series Mercy Street is centered in Alexandria during the Civil War. One of the main characters is based on the real Emma Green. See her photo and learn about her relationship with Frank Stringfellow in The Real Emma & Frank: Alexandria’s Civil War Sweethearts.
The Mansion House Hospital was one of many military hospitals in town. In Old Town Alexandria’s Civil War Hospitals, learn about buildings you walk by every day and probably had no idea of their importance during the Civil War.
Trending: Contemporary Art Now is new this month. Target Gallery partnered with the Women’s Caucus for Art to present the exhibition as part of WCA’s 2016 national conference in Washington, D.C. It features work by 12 self-identified women who are driving the direction of contemporary art and offers a cross-section of media to reflect the leading edge of contemporary art, including video, collage, 3D photography, found objects, installation, and more. The exhibition also includes an online gallery and catalog featuring additional works.
In advance of The Art League’s upcoming Patron’s Show fundraiser on Sunday, February 14, The Art League Gallery features a preview exhibition with the work that will be available. It’s a great opportunity for attendees to build a wishlist.
Special After-Hours Programming
- The artists of the Torpedo Factory Art Center are inviting the community to share their love for art with a community collage on the magnet wall by the Union Street entrance. Create a mini collage on the 3rd floor, then take a portrait of your work before adding it to the wall. At the end of the evening, see the collage grow and review the online photo album to see everyone’s individual contributions.
- Classical guitarist David Toves provides the soundtrack for the evening with sets at 6:15 – 7:15 pm and 7:30 – 8:30 pm.