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Potomac Fiber Arts

November 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018

We celebrate the winter holidays (Pictured: fiber sculpture by Jean Opilla)

Naughty & Nice

Scope Gallery

November 27 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 6:00 pm

Both rebels and goody two-shoes will find something gifty at the Gallery as Kris Kringle goes crazy with clay. Elves are filling shelves with edgy and traditional work, translating Feliz Navidad into funky and fun surprises. With the Kiln Club

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents “Collaboration,” a Holiday Photography Exhibition

Multiple Exposures Gallery

November 28 - December 31

The artists of Multiple Exposures Gallery have used a collaborative approach to create special holiday exhibition.  MEG members present a sequence of photographs each image chosen for its relation to the previous photograph based on composition, color, content, or any other characteristic the artists choose. The process continued for four rounds and resulted in a compelling collaborative photographic exhibition on display at MEG through December. We invite you to observe each image as it is added to the sequence and…

Small Works Show opens in TAG

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 28 @ 11:00 am - December 12 @ 6:00 pm

TAG presents a Small Works show, just in time for the Holidays! This mixed media exhibition, featuring the work of nine Torpedo Factory Artists, will open in TAG (Gallery 311) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on November 28, 2017. Works in this show are no larger than 20” x 20” and include oil paintings, ceramics, jewelry, acrylic paintings, encaustic work, ink drawings, and more. Participating artists include Ahmed Ansari, Jennifer Brewer Stone, Lesley Clarke, Dennis Crayon, Tsolmon Damba, Jamie…

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

ver the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity.

Darryl Halbrooks: Natura Morta

The Art League

December 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Veiled still life paintings by Darryl Halbrooks.

Petite December

The Art League

December 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Small, affordable, original artworks make perfect gifts.

Interlude: Unfinished Works

Target Gallery

December 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 7 - 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished. Interlude: Unfinished Works features the work of 21 artists from across the globe. It is on view Saturday, December 9, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. Unfinished artwork gives insight into the artist’s hand and methodology. The unresolved and open ended nature…

Made in Alexandria Holiday Pop-Up

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

December 14 @ 11:00 am - December 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Made in Alexandria Holiday Pop-Up shop is back! All items for sale during the holiday pop-up are priced $100 and under, making it a perfect one-stop-shop for finding something for everyone on your list. Join us for an opening party during Second Thursday on December 14 (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm) to create your own DIY ornament.

Torpedo Talks: Desiree Venn Frederic @ Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our December Torpedo Talk at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring Sierra Leonean born immigrant, writer, and installation artist Desiree Venn Frederic.

Opening Reception: “Interlude: Unfinished Works”

Target Gallery

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interlude: Unfinished Works Reception: Friday, December 15 • 7 - 9 pm | Gallery Talk • 7:30 pm Exhibition Dates: December 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018 Target Gallery presents Interlude: Unfinished Works, an exhibition that gives the spotlight to the artistic process. Interlude: Unfinished Works will include artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished, giving insight to the artist’s hand and methodology. The unresolved and open ended nature of the art gives new context to the viewer of the themes and…

The Late Shift: STEAM-Powered December

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Science and the arts collide in December. The American Geosciences Institute joins the festivities for a night of music, interactive art, artist presentations, and more. Target Gallery celebrates the opening of Interlude: Unfinished Works. Interdisciplinary artist Fumi Amano talks about her work and her experience in the Post-Graduate Residency. Presented in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute.

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