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Under the Big Top

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 27 - July 30

In conjunction with the Smithsonian Folk life Festival

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…

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


August 2 @ 2:00 pm - August 21 @ 6:00 pm

TAGteam is a dynamic, mixed media exhibtion featuring the work of 28 Torpedo Factory Artists. For this show, TAG members have invited another Torpedo Factory Artist to display a piece of work that complements, visually flows, feels similar, or has the same subject matter as a piece of their own. The viewer is invited to discover both the obvious and the obscure connections that relate the two pieces of art to each other. Particpating artists include: Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Jennifer Brewer…

Patterns Abound

August 29 - October 1

Inspiration: In industry, nature, all around us

Table for Two

Scope Gallery

September 4 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 6:00 pm

Artists take themselves out to lunch as they craft work made for two. Intimate and paired work does a pas de deux with pottery, fashioning sets of shakers, sugar and creamers and tea ware for two. Romantic patterns, cozy bowls and compact servers make it a date. With the Ceramic Guild

Hip to be Square

Scope Gallery

October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 6:00 pm

Clay artists review geometry and show crisp edges as they consider a different angle to art. Thinking beyond the circle, artistry turns obtuse, acute or charmingly cubist. Consider cornered clay work in dishware, decorative forms and sculpture. With the Kiln Club

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