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Post-Graduate Resident Danielle Smith

July 2 - October 1

Danielle Smith’s work is fueled by her personal experiences as an African-American woman. Her figurative paintings tell stories surrounding pivotal life moments leading to identity fragmentation from childhood to adulthood. Check out her work and meet the artist during her Post-Graduate Studio residency from July 2 - October 1.

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Explorations, Part 2

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 30 - October 2

The continents, Amazon, north and south poles, Mt Everest, ocean depths, outer space, moon landings...  Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!


ReelAbilities Short Film Festival

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

September 1 - September 30

Films, art, and discussion that celebrate different abilities. The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia to the New Project Studio in September as part of the 5th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia.


Wild About Hats!

September 1 - October 4

Fiberworks artists feature hats: baby hats, knit hats, felted hats, cloth hats, silk paper hat. Something for everyone.

Daniela Pieta

A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes by Three Women Artists

Target Gallery

September 3 - October 16

Three women who use the female body to explore issues of equity, power, politics, and memory


A Dream Within a Dream: Madness

Torpedo Factory Artist Association

September 5 - October 31

The Torpedo Factory Artists' Association commissioned Through the 4th Wall for a site-specific, interactive theatrical production. The stage is set for the theatrical production of A Dream Within a Dream in Sites 2 & 3.

Impressive Expressions: Patterning in Clay

Scope Gallery

September 5 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 6:00 pm

When a clay surface is the canvas, the whole creative world is the brush. Texturing and surface decoration of pottery is limitless with artists impressing lace, leaves, herbs, seeds, pods, stamps, wallpaper, cooking utensils and even themselves into clay. See what turns up when our potters break the surface of possibilities. With the Kiln Club.

Still Smouldering

Solo Photography Exhibition by Alan Sislen – “Never Forget”

September 6 - October 16

Alan Sislen's exhibition explores September 11, 2001 as a journey from sorrow through transformation and renewal reflecting a new vibrancy and hope for New York City and its citizens. Alan's exhibition runs from September 6 through October 16, 2016.  Opening reception:  September 11, 2016, 2 - 4 pm.

September Open Exhibit

The Art League

September 6 - October 2

A juried exhibit of artwork in all media.


Michael Fischerkeller: The Art of Politics

The Art League

September 7 - October 2

Through a street art aesthetic, artist Michael Fischerkeller offers a commentary on today’s political, economic, and social issues.


Ann Citron “Fragments”

September 7 - October 2

Ann Citron is known for her creative "sculptures" made of enamel, wires, and other fantastical elements. She also creates beautiful enamel pendants from seed pods that are electro-formed and enameled.

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A Dream Within A Dream: Madness

Torpedo Factory Artist Association

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - October 31 @ 10:00 pm

Local production company Through the 4th Wall has been commissioned by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association to stage the next evolution of their award-winning original immersive play — A Dream Within A Dream: Madness.

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