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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.

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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.


Erika Cleveland: Upside Down, Inside Out: The Fanciful in Daily Life

The Associates Gallery

September 27 - October 23

Upside Down, Inside Out: The Fanciful in Daily Life features three-dimensional work by Erika Cleveland. This imaginative Fiber artist explores the fanciful in daily life with her needle felted dolls, from life-sized to small, flying from a trapeze to hanging from a vine. Cleveland's playful dolls will appeal to both adults and children. They are both engaging and spohisticated. Opening reception is Thursday, October 13, 6-8 PM.



The Art League

October 3 - November 6

This exhibit challenges artists to share their personal voice and create artwork that provokes a reaction.

The Greatest Show of Earth: Clay Circus

Scope Gallery

October 3 @ 10:00 am - October 30 @ 6:00 pm

Those with four feet are on a rampage in the gallery as sculptural and functional clay art goes wild. Clay goes to the circus with all manner of animals performing. Dogs dance, horses prance and those striped and spotted prowl the Gallery as artists do everything up animal. In conjunction with Torpedo Factory's Art Safari. With the Ceramic Guild.


Salute to secondary colors

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 4 - November 6

Orange, purple and green. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery: Now in Studio 29!

Gold Thunderbolt Pendant

Sara Paulson “Between Heaven and Earth”

October 4 - October 31

Sara Paulson creates a series of pendants and earrings inspired by outer space and the nearer space of our earth. Galaxies and flowers abound.


Artist in the Spotlight: Virginia Irby-Maxwell

October 4 - November 1

Inspiration for Virginia's work are all the wonderful colors and textures of the various yarns and fabrics she uses in her work. PILLOW TALK Special Demonstration: Sunday, October 9, 1-4 pm


Transformations: Tapestries in Glass

The Art League

October 5 - November 6

Anita Bucsay Damron’s mosaics draw from many sources, both traditional and contemporary. Inspired by tapestries from Rajasthan and Gujarat, India, they incorporate crystal from Austria and the Czech Republic, specialty glass from Murano, Italy, and found objects such as beads, brooches, and cameos. Damron notes that “new applications of mosaic art encourage recycl and reuse,” and her creative reuse of materials is what gives this ancient art form its exciting new sparkle. Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm Thursday: 10:00…


Support TAG Member Julie Patrick in Photo ’16 National Photography Exhibit

October 18 @ 11:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join TAG in celebrating our member artist Julie Patrick as a selected artist for The Multiple Exposures Gallery Photo '16 National Photography Exhibition running October 18-November 27 in Studio 312!

2016 Post-Grad Postcard DRAFT

2016 Post-Graduate Residency Exhibition

Target Gallery

October 22 - November 27

Target Gallery presents the 2016 Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residents! This group of artists have spent three months each developing new work in Studio 12. This exhibition is a sampling of their best work created during their time here.


Serenity in chaos: Photography by Julie Patrick

October 25 @ 11:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm

Can Serenity Be Found In The Midst of Chaos? Award-winning photographer Julie Patrick demonstrates that it can in her new show at the Torpedo’s Factory’s Associates Gallery. Serenity in Chaos   The theme of this show reflects the artist’s unique view of the photographic medium. “There is a serenity evoked in chaos that I find very appealing,” notes Patrick.  From the loud and vibrant patterns and colors captured through the interplay of light on the surface of water, the artist…

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