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“Mono Lake / Salton Sea” – New Photography by Eric Johnson

March 28 - May 7

Multiple Exposures Gallery invites you to an exhibition of new photography by Eric Johnson.   The exhibit presents images of two of California's most  distinctive inland lakes - Mono Lake and the Salton Sea.  The exhibit runs from March 28 to May 7, 2017,  The Opening Reception is Sunday, April 2  2-4pm.


Target Gallery

April 1 - May 21

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work that is fleeting and impermanent. Ephemera features the work of 22 national and international artists who contemplate themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity.

Post-Graduate Resident Samantha Sethi

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 2 - July 1

Meet artist Samantha Sethi (American University MFA '16), our spring resident in the Post-Graduate Studio (Studio 12) from April 2 - July 1.

Round About: Carousel of Critters

Scope Gallery

April 3 - April 30

Focuses on the furry, feathery and everything in-between. Trot, prance and scurry to embrace artisan animalia. In conjunction with Bunnyfest. With the Ceramic Guild

All God’s Critters

April 4 - April 30

We present an array of enamel work that features all sorts of creatures on earth, and below.  Dogs, cats, bugs, birds, skeletons -- come check us out!

Newly Juried Artists Show

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

April 8 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 6:00 pm

See work from the Torpedo Factory Artists Class of 2017! Fifteen new artists have work in an group exhibition in TAG (Gallery 311). Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Ramon Camarillo Cam Chapman Dennis Crayon Tsolmon Damba Mary Beth Gaiarin M. Alexander Gray Briana Hertzog Yoon Sun Lim Lizzy Lunday Charlene Nield Ciddi Sermin Meg Talley Marine Weiss  Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. There will also be a closing reception on…

Friends Mentorship Program

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 17 - May 1

Visit the New Project Studio from April 17-May 1 for a special two-week exhibition of works created by high school art students during their mentorship with professional artists from the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Singing the Blues

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 25 - May 21

The blues—a musical genre, a mood, what we perceive when we see light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometers. Blue has myriad associations. It offers as many facets to explore as this show’s theme, whether in visualizing the feel of its namesake music or as the color blue, with all of its meanings.

Ice Carving in April with Tatyana Schremko

The Friends of the Torpedo Factory

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a Sunday afternoon ice carving demonstration and talk with Torpedo Factory sculptor Tatyana Schremko (Studio 32).

Better than Brunch: Mother’s Day Originals

Scope Gallery

May 1 - May 29

If Mom is yearning for more than eggs beni in bed and wants something classier than the classic chocolates and flowers, give her original keepsakes handmade from ceramic artists. Potters make vases for floral tokens year round, trinket boxes for treasures, presentation platters and brilliant bowls to brag about. With the Kiln Club

Lesa Cook: Gods, Heroes, and Fools

May 10 - June 4

Cook explores include man’s impact on the environment and his inseparable relationship with nature.

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 9, 2020

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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