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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.

It’s Not All Black and White

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 8 - February 3

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 Factory Artists’ Association

January 31 - March 3

Opposites Attract

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 6 - March 10

Food & Beverage

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

February 28 - March 31

March150: 9th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale

Target Gallery

March 9 - March 31

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 9th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Art Center.

Newly Juried Artist Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

April 6 - April 30

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

April 10 - June 5

Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 4 emerging artists to spotlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.