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Art and Light

September 13, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

LIGHT AT PLAY comes to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for an afternoon celebration of art, music, dance, and light.

Performances include Jane Franklin Dance, the Francis C. Hammond Middle School Orchestra, The Alexandria Singers, The Dance Studio at Hollin Hall, cellist John Kaboff, and the St. Petersburg Duo, an ensemble of The Washington Balalaika Society.

The free program will feature the Radiance Orb, a large geodesic globe that flashes and dances with color in response to music and motion.

2015 is UNESCO’s International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. The Radiance Orb was exhibited at the opening ceremonies in Paris in January at the UNESCO Headquarters and is being presented in Washington, D.C. at a September 12 event sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation.

This event is organized by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in partnership with the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, The Art League, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.


September 13, 2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.