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Connect the Dots 2: AfroDite

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2018 - February 10, 2019

On View in Site Two Community Gallery. Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, during The Late Shift: Connect the Dots 2 Afrodite (Hathor) is an ancient Kemetic goddess associated with love, fertility, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She was stolen by the Greeks from ancient Kemet, then forced to believe that her beauty was a curse. Believing in this curse her bloodline now uses their beauty to hypnotize, entrance, and spellbind those who wish to harm their well-being. Presented by The HRCHY…

Winter Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 9, 2018 - February 25, 2019

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Edgar Endress and Marly McFly for our Winter Seasonal Art Installations. The Winter Seasonal Art Installations exhibition was curated by Jaynelle Hazard, director of exhibitions at the Workhouse Art Center. The seasonal art installations are done to activate public space for visitors with site-specific and immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving.

Communal Table

Scope Gallery

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome diversity into the home with a selection of pottery that shows the scope of clay art around the world. Potters share pieces with a range of global cultural influences, offering seats at an international communal table. With the Kiln Club.

Multiple Exposures Gallery New Member Exhibition – “Bold Planet”

January 2 - February 10

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents "Bold Planet," a photography exhibition of work by our new members Matt Leedham and Tom Sliter.  The exhibition opens January 2nd and runs through February 10, 2019.  Opening reception is Saturday January 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

It’s Not All Black and White

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 8 - February 3

New Beginnings


January 8 - February 3

Artists like to use the winter months to experiment with new styles.  Come see what we have created.

Bird Call: Put a Bird on It

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

January 11 - January 30

Featuring bird-inspired artwork from: Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Anne Buchal Sermin Ciddi Lesley Clarke Marcel Deolazo Min Enghauser Jamie Fine Avis Fleming Brian Grow Guy Jones Rachel Kerwin Mary Lynch Susan Makara Charlene Nield Niki Pickett Patrick Sargent Lisa Schumaier

Factory Figures

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 12 - March 10

Factory Figures Exhibition Dates January 12 - March 10, 2019 On View in Site 3 Project Gallery. Torpedo Factory Art Center is excited to announce Factory Figures, a new exhibition in Site 3 Project Gallery. Factory Figures features figural artwork of diverse media by the Torpedo Factory Art Center artists. The exhibition was curated by Chris Cardellino (Studio 313). Participating Artists: Veronica Barker-Barzel (Studio 320) Christine Cardellino (Studio 313) Berit Estabrook (Studio 330) Avis Fleming (Studio 325) Ed McCluney (Studio 325) Barbara…


Target Gallery

January 19 - March 3

Target Gallery presents RITUALISMS, a group exhibition that explores how rituals are an intrinsic part of the human experience. Whether it be through personal rituals, such as daily habits or quirks, or through a larger cultural context, such as religious or cultural ceremonies, the work in this exhibition will address the universality of rituals and how they foster connection or isolation.

Torpedo Talk: Caring for Art

The Friends of the Torpedo Factory

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Now that I've bought it, how do I care for it? From prints to sculpture, books to scarfs, all works of art need to be properly maintained to prolong their life and beauty.

Twittery Tweets

Scope Gallery

January 28 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

Artists interpret the quirks of communication in this unfiltered take on the king of quips on social media. Creations range from literal put-a-bird-on-it pots to new work, introducing pieces fresh from the kiln that inspire conversation. Patrons also have the chance to win a handmade piece as part of our annual customer appreciation raffle for our loyal and creative local consumers. For this interactive show, fans are encouraged to retweet favorites and follow us @Scopegallery.org. In conjunction with the Art…


Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

January 31 - March 3
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