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Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents New Photography by Francine B. Livaditis and Valerie Makepeace

February 12 - March 24

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new photography by member artists Francine B. Livaditis ("Closer to Heaver") and Valerie Makepeace ("Las Calles Del Equador").  The exhibition runs from February 12 to March 24, 2019.  The opening reception is Sunday, February 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Women Who Run With the Wolves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 16 - April 14

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery. Reception: Friday, April 12, 7pm as a part of The Late Shift: Art on the Horizon The Omi Collective in collaboration with the Torpedo Factory Art Center presents a group exhibition that features art by local female-identifying artists based on the theme, Women Who Run with the Wolves. "The old one, the One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital wild Self. Her…

Mason Art Project Studio

George Mason University’s School of Art

February 25 - June 30

The Torpedo Factory Art Center and George Mason University’s School of Art MFA Program launch a 6-month project space at the Art Center. Through faculty led discussions and assignments, the program will encourage students to explore and experiment with topics that emphasize new technologies, increased sustainability efforts, improved accessibility to marginalized members of societies, and other socially relevant topics. In doing so, faculty and students will experiment with ideas and potential solutions that invite cross collaboration amongst disciplines as a…

Food & Beverage

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

February 28 - March 31

Garden Party

Scope Gallery

March 1 - March 31

Ring in Spring al fresco style with tableware and clay art that brings the outdoors in. Local potters make vases and planters for a floral fiesta. Hand painted and impressed pieces show blooms, foliage and herbals. Pick up pottery servers for veggies and bowls for salads and platters for fruit. In conjunction with Cherry Blossom Week; With the Kiln Club

Spring Seasonal Art Installations

March 2 - May 20

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Lynda Andrews-Barry and Liliane Blom for our 2019 Spring Seasonal Art Installations. The Spring Seasonal Art Installations exhibition was curated by Anne Burton, who is the Gallery Director at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. The goal of the seasonal art installations is to activate public space for visitors with  site-specific and immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving. Liliane Blom…

Keen on Green


March 5 - March 31

The Zero

George Mason University’s School of Art

March 8 - March 31

A site-specific installation by MFA-candidate Strange Lens in the Mason Art Project Studio.

March150: 9th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale

Target Gallery

March 9 - March 31

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 9th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Art Center.

On the Edge

March 11 - April 1

Meet the Artist Cindy Grisdela  Sunday, March 31 noon — 4 pm Aquarius and Kaleidoscope, the two large scale art quilts in the March On the Edge exhibit, are part of a series Cindy Grisdela has been working on over the last year that focuses on curves. She challenged herself to work large, cutting the curves freehand without using templates or marking tools. “Creating lines and shapes directly out of fabric is liberating, engaging me in a dialogue with my…

Good Luck Charms

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 12 - April 14

A very special found object, a four leaf clover, a rainbow, a wishbone, a charm on a bracelet - these objects all served as inspiration to our members when creating pieces for this show. Non-themed work is also exhibited.

Blooming, With or Without You

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 16 - April 14

Site 3 Project Gallery Blooming, With or Without You is a spring and floral themed group exhibition featuring nine Torpedo Factory Art Center artists. This exhibition celebrates new beginnings, empowerment, and redemption from past trauma, toxic patterns, abuse, and one's own shortcomings. It invites us to take a moment to pause and acknowledge our strength to rise above the murky waters and raise ourselves toward the sun, rather than to only see the painful or challenging parts of our lives.…

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