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Patterns Abound

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 29 - October 1

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of the juried show "Patterns Abound" on August 29, 2017. The show closes on October 1. We perceive, create, and use patterns every day. Patterns in nature, in industry, and those created by chance; repeating decorative elements; guides to making—all serve as inspiration for this show’s theme. In their statement, jurors Carol Brobst and Annalisa Leonessa commented on the abundance of wonderful themed pieces. They selected for special recognition Eileen Doughty’s wall hanging,…

Table for Two

Scope Gallery

September 4 - October 1

Artists take themselves out to lunch as they craft work made for two. Intimate and paired work does a pas de deux with pottery, fashioning sets of shakers, sugar and creamers and tea ware for two. Romantic patterns, cozy bowls and compact servers make it a date. With the Ceramic Guild

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents “Doors of Deer,” new photography by Clifford Wheeler

September 5 - October 15

Please join us for an exhibition of new photography by MEG member Clifford Wheeler.  The exhibition runs from September 5th through October 15, 2017.  The exhibition opening is Sunday, September 24th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Featuring the work of Shelly Shen


September 6 - October 1

Shelly Shen is a local enamelist who has been with the Gallery for several years.

M. Alexander Gray’s “Aqueducts: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia”

The Art League

September 7 - October 1

Printmaker M. Alexander (Alex) Gray illuminates forgotten local history with his exhibit “Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia,” on view September 7­­–October 1, 2017 at The Art League gallery. Gray’s exhibit is as meditative and serene as the structures he depicts – aqueducts, stone passageways leftover from canals built in Maryland and Virginia in the 1830s. Gray, a lifelong Virginian, wants to bring these lesser-known, historic sites back into the public eye. Gray takes pride in the meticulous detail of his…

Culture Shock

Target Gallery

September 9 - October 22

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14th 6 - 8 pm | Gallery Talk 7 pm Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents Culture Shock, an exhibition exploring pop, graffiti, and street styles in contemporary art. Culture Shock addresses topical socio-political issues and pokes fun at pop culture, illustrating the influential role visual art and creative expression plays into building cultural identity. The juror for this exhibition is Mojdeh Rezaeipour, a storyteller, artist, The Moth's Washington DC StorySlam…

“Duality and Wholeness: Flip Dolls and other Healing Dolls” by Erika Cleveland & “Simple Still Life” by Mary Beth Gaiarin

Torpedo Factory Artist Association

September 12 - October 5

“Duality and Wholeness: Flip Dolls and other Healing Dolls” by Erika Cleveland & “Simple Still Life” by Mary Beth Gaiarin Open in TAG; The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, September 14 – October 5, 2017 Two featured artist shows, “Duality and Wholeness: Flip Dolls and other Healing Dolls” by artist Erika Cleveland, and “Simple Still Life” by artist Mary Beth Gaiarin will open in TAG (The Associates Gallery) on September 14, 2017. This exhibition by Torpedo Factory…

VAP Presentations: Joseph Cavalieri & Samantha Shelton

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Joseph Cavalieri • New York, NY • Studio 5; September Samantha Shelton • Alexandria, VA • Studio 328; September Join us in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center while Cavalieri and Shelton discuss their work. A meet-the-artists reception begins at 5:30 pm, with the presentations starting at 6:00 pm.

Lindsay Hall: Post-Graduate Resident Talk

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

As Lindsay Hall wraps up her time in the Post Graduate Studio (Studio 12), we invite you to join us for a reception and artist talk, moderated by artist Danni O'Brien. Hear about the "tubes and sacks" she's had on view in her studio and what she hopes the next chapter has in store. 

Tamara Embrey: Catch and Release

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tamara Embrey presents her new collection: Catch and Release  Please come, meet the artist, join us for refreshments and you might just catch one of these beautiful one-of-a-kind cashmere sweaters to brighten the fall season.  “The inspiration for the show is my visit to the Andy Warhol Museum. I was thinking a lot about the idea that a flower is something beautiful, but whose beauty is ephemeral. After a summer of working on this new collection of cashmere applique sweaters,…

44th Annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Showcase


September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes back the Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH to host the 44th Annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Showcase in Alexandria, Va. This festival showcases some of the most dazzling and innovative collection of submitted works selected by a distinguished jury of computer graphics experts and specialists.

Hip to be Square

Scope Gallery

October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 6:00 pm

Clay artists review geometry and show crisp edges as they consider a different angle to art. Thinking beyond the circle, artistry turns obtuse, acute or charmingly cubist. Consider cornered clay work in dishware, decorative forms and sculpture. With the Kiln Club

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