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Summer Demos

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 27 - September 3

Every summer Saturday (May 27 – September 2) the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association members give formal demonstrations of their work. The schedule for July is below:   July 1 11:30 am McCain McMurray, Studio 326 • Abstract Painting 1:30 pm Ellen Kolansky, Studio 301 • Oil Painting 3:30 pm Marsha Staiger, Studio 332 • Painting & Mixed Media July 8 11:30 am Alison Sigethy, Studio 307 • Glass 1:30 pm Christine Cardellino, Studio 313 • Painting 3:30 pm Greenway, Studio…

“A Visual Journey,” Photographs by Karen Keating

June 20 - July 30

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents a new exhibition of photography by Karen Keating.  The exhibition runs from June 20 to July 30, 2017.  Reception and artist's talk is Sunday July 9th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Under the Big Top

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 27 - July 30

In conjunction with the Smithsonian Folk life Festival

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June 27 - July 30

Bold new enamel works from the Gallery's enamelists.

Rough Around the Edges

Scope Gallery

July 3 - July 30

The Gallery goes retro, embracing acid wash with distressed dishware that elevates creative irregularity. Vases go vintage and teacups are throwback in this millennial milieu. With the Kiln Club

Sally Davies: “Global Views: Light & Shadow”

July 6 - August 6

Paintings with dramatic lighting and shadows demonstrate the common bond of humanity, across the globe.

Sheldon Scott: the Finest Amenities

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 9 - August 31

In July and August, DC-based artist Sheldon Scott continues the community dialogue surrounding his latest piece "the Finest Amenities" with a micro-exhibition in the New Project Studio (Studio 8).

Light & Depth: Featuring Marine Weiss and Jennifer Brewer Stone

The Associates Gallery

July 11 - July 31

TAG is located in Gallery 311; Torpedo Factory Art Center Opening reception on July 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Light & Depth: Featuring Marine Weiss and Jennifer Brewer Stone Opens in TAG; The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center This exhibition by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Jennifer Brewer Stone and Marine Weiss pairs the abstracted natural forms created by artist Brewer Stone, with the windows of ‘stained glass fabric’ by artist Weiss. The show will be on…

Sarah Nesbitt: Making Sense of What We Have

Target Gallery

July 13 - September 3

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13th 6 - 8 pm | Artist Talk 7 pm Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, welcomes Detroit-based mixed-media artist Sarah Nesbitt for her first solo exhibition in the greater D.C. metropolitan area. Nesbitt’s show arrives at a time where our society, the media, and government aim to establish a concrete line between fact and opinion, history and myth, evidence and conspiracy theory. She studies forgeries, censorship, the writing and…

“Shorelines” New Photography by Sarah Hood Salomon

July 31 - September 3

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents "Shorelines," new photography by Sarah Hood Salomon.  Sarah is MEG's newest member and this is her first solo show at the gallery.  The exhibition runs from July 31 to September 3, 2017. The Opening Reception and artist's talk is Saturday, August 5, 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Flexibility in Clay: Gymnastics and Gyrations

Scope Gallery

July 31 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 6:00 pm

Potters show an array of possibilities in the medium of clay. Potters play with clay, shaping, molding and stretching dramatically beyond in a medium with imagination. With the Ceramic Guild

Summer Fun

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 1 - August 27

Inspiration: How we while away the hours of summer

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