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Mobile Art Lab in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 5 - March 31

Alexandria's Mobile Art Lab activates public spaces and connects the arts with people. From screenprinting in Market Square to a silent disco in Montgomery Park, the big blue truck has organized a variety of activities and performances throughout the city.

“Small Anxieties” Photography Exhibition by Janet Matthews

Multiple Exposures Gallery

February 14 - March 26

Janet Matthews presents an exhibition of new photography at Multiple Exposures Gallery.  Matthew's images are compelling small tableaux in which the artist confronts fear and fantasy by placing miniature dolls into imagined moments.  The exhibition opens February 14th and runs through March 26, 2017.

TAG: Square Two

The Associates Gallery

February 15 @ 11:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery reopens with Square Two. Half of the gallery is a group show, and the other half rotates to feature new artists every two weeks. February 15 to March 5 Val Proudkii Ceramists of the Torpedo Factory March 6 to March 21 Hyun Jung Kim Jo Ann Tooley March 22 to April 7 Erika Cleveland Greenway Paulette Warwick

Women Who Inspire

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Kara Hammond (Studio 306) and the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association Community Outreach Committee have created an interactive installation for Women's History Month to discuss the women who inspire us. Who inspires you? Who is your mentor? Who is your muse? Who is your hero? We invite you to write the name or draw the picture of any woman who has impacted your life and clip it on the installation. If you include an artist, include the National Museum of Women…

Digging Deep

Scope Gallery

March 6 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 6:00 pm

A celebration of parks, gardens and open spaces, artists elevate the natural earthiness of the clay surface, exploring natural world. Flower and plant motifs adorn forms and celebrate the Earth's awakening to Spring. Includes promotional information on local parks and activities. With the Kiln Club

Promise of Spring


March 8 - April 2

Flowers, birds, bright blues, light greens.  We present bright images and colors to cheer on Spring!

Netted: Morphological State of Our Urban Space

March 9 - April 2

Artist Heidi Nam’s mixed media and collage works explore the transient state of our rapidly changing urban spaces.

Three-Dimensional Views

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 21 - April 23

As befits this season of regeneration and growth, exploration of volume and objects that break out of the 2-dimensional plane serves as the theme for this show. Think sculpture, bas relief, vessels, and more.

Reception: Being Bold For Change

Studio 5

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Studio 5 presents three bold female artists stand with all women to be bold for change.

Jay Hendrick: Post-Graduate Resident Talk

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jay Hendrick (George Mason University MFA ’15) completes his three-month post-MFA residency at the end of March. Hear about the art projects, artist collaborations, and workshops he developed during his time at the Torpedo Factory.


Target Gallery

April 1 - May 21

Target Gallery presents Ephemera, an all-media exhibition that challenges the concept of timeless art by exploring ephemeral artwork. Ephemeral is defined as “fleeting, short-lived, momentary, or brief”. For this exhibition the gallery will be displaying artwork created with ephemeral materials that purposefully decay over time or work that contemplates ephemera through themes of time, memory, and impermanence. The juror for this exhibition was Pam Rogers. Participating Artists: Scott Andresen (LA) Susan Benarcik (DE) Madison Bolls (DC) Holly Anne Brooks (NY)…

Sheryl Oring: I Wish to Say

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 1 - April 30

As part of National Poetry Month, the Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts Sheryl Oring's I Wish to Say in the New Project Studio. I Wish to Say grew out of Sheryl Oring's concern that not enough voices were being heard about the state-of-affairs in this country and her belief in the value of free expression that is guaranteed under our Constitution. For this project, Oring sets up a portable public office - complete with a manual typewriter - and invites people to…

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