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Free Saturday Artist Demonstrations

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 26 @ 11:30 am - September 1 @ 3:30 pm

Every summer Saturday (May 26 – September 1) the Torpedo Factory Artists give formal in-studio demonstrations of their work. Demos are free and no advance registration is required. A list of the daily demos can be found at the Information Desk. A schedule for upcoming weeks is below: August 4 11:30 am Marsha Staiger, Studio 332 • Painting 1:30 pm Irina Smirnoff, Studio 27 • Nuno Felting 3:30 pm Rachel Collins, Studio 342 • Watercolor   August 11 11:30 am TBD, Studio X • Media 1:30 pm…

New Art, New Voices in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 7 - October 6

Juried by Amy Lokoff, independent curator and former visual arts coordinator at the Anacostia Arts Center, this 3-month artist residency is dedicated to fostering the next generation of artists in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. 

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Fiberworks

August 7 - September 3

The artists at Fiberworks are experimenting with the scale of their work during the next few weeks—BIG+small. New work includes quilts, felted shawls, hand wovens on the Jacquard loom and much more. We are working at our studio every day. Please come to talk with the artist and learn more about techniques and the work. 

Visiting Artist Presentation: Angela Esteve

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Angela Esteve is an artist based in Cabin John, MD. Her residency will run through the month of August in Studio 31. A meet-the-artists reception begins at 5:30 pm, with the presentation starting at 6:00 pm. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected…

Visiting Artist Presentation: Lee Lanier

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Lee Lanier is an artist based in Boulder City, NV. His residency will run through the month of August in Studio 227. A meet-the-artists reception begins at 5:30 pm, with the presentation starting at 6:00 pm. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected…

Torpedo Talks: Dejan Jovanovic

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dejan draws inspiration from nature and the universal language of shape and form, translating subtle organic shapes and asymmetry into his pieces. His work demonstrates his exploration of ancient metalsmithing forms and techniques which he revives with a modern, sophisticated sensibility. His pieces embody a sense of both elegance and rarity.

In Our Eyes: Workshop with Shani Shih, Michelle Chen, and Chinatown Art Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

New Project Studio artists Shani Shih and Michelle Chen present In Our Eyes, an interactive workshop series centered on the power of the arts to express identity, values, and personal/collective histories and visions. Through these workshops, the artists will 1) lead participants in reflection on the stories and experiences that have shaped who we are and who we are becoming, and 2) guide participants in the use of visual language to tell their stories. Mediums of exploration include: painting, collage, pen and ink. Each workshop is in collaboration with a separate non-profit or activist group committed to uplifting individuals in the DC/Alexandria area. 

New Project Studio Workshop: Han Sol Jeon – “Finding Shapes Part 2”

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Project Studio Resident Han Sol Jeon offers the second part in his hands-on drawing workshop. Participants will use gouache paints and pencils to draw on a large-scale sheet of paper on the wall. The final piece will be incorporated in a new collaborative work created by Han!

Post Grad Workshops: Sara Roberts – “Soft Sculpture: Fabric Weaving Pt 2 and Fabric Dyeing Pt 1”

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Post-Grad Resident Sara Roberts offers the second of her workshops. Workshop will run from 3-5pm hour in the Post Grad Studio (Studio 319) on the third floor at the Torpedo Factory.

Visiting Artist Presentation: Sarah Chittenden

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sarah Chittenden is an artist based in Alexandria, VA. Her residency will run through the month of August in Studio 320. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected for studio space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, where they can…

Visiting Artist Presentation: Patricia Howard

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Patricia Howard is a photographer based in Alexandria, VA. Her residency will run through the month of August in Studio 317. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected for studio space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, where they can…

Visiting Artist Presentation: Toni Brogan

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Toni Brogan is an artist based in Roxbury, NY. Her residency will run through the month of September in Studio 330. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected for studio space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, where they can…

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