One of the 2016 Post-Graduate residents in Studio 12, Anne Smith has focused on the Potomac River as it flows beyond the building’s walls. She’s created a series of screen prints based on her observations and research and displayed them on the walls of her studio over the past three months. The result has become a full interpretation about this singular spot on the riverside.
Hear her speak about how the Potomac has inspired her work, her process, and what she’s learned over the course of her time at the Torpedo Factory.
Reception is at 6pm, with conversation at 7pm, moderated by Nikki Brugnoli, professor at George Mason University’s School of Art and Coordinator of the Art Lab at the Lorton Workhouse.
Anne Smith is an artist and teacher based in Washington, D.C. Smith received her MFA from George Mason University, where she was honored with the 2015 School of Art Graduate Award for Academic and Artistic Excellence. She received a BA in Studio Art from Williams College, Williamstown, MA, in 2007. Smith has also studied woodworking at the Penland School of Crafts in Baskersville, NC. She is currently a teaching artist with the National Gallery of Art.
Nikki Brugnoli received her BFA from Seton Hill University (2004) and her MFA from The Ohio State University (2007). She serves on the faculty at George Mason University and is the Assistant Graduate Programs Coordinator and Graduate Advisor in the School of Art as well as the Coordinator of the Art Lab at the Lorton Workhouse, Lorton, VA, Assistant Coordinator for the DC Cultural/Flashpoint/GMU MFA Fellowship Program, Washington DC and a Hamiltonian Mentor. Nikki has also taught at The Ohio State University, the Northern Virginia Community Colleges, and The Renaissance School in Charlottesville, VA.