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Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 8 - June 30

So far nearly half a million people have created and shared their unique Fundred Dollar Bills. Visit the New Project Studio (Studio 8) to create your own and display it on the wall with other Fundreds from the community.

Lesa Cook: Gods, Heroes, and Fools

The Art League

May 10 - June 4

Cook explores include man’s impact on the environment and his inseparable relationship with nature.

Flora and Fauna

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 23 - June 25

Inspiration: Plants and animals in fiber; plant life, bugs, landscapes, animals

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 26 - June 19

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art, an exhibition of paintings by newly juried Torpedo Factory Artists' Association member Ahmed Ansari, will be on display in TAG (Gallery 311) from May 26 - June 18. Apprehension and misunderstandings abound when discussing Islam and Muslims. This exhibit extols the beauty and simplicity of some of the basic tenets of the Quran and names of God rendered in traditional Islamic calligraphy interpreted in abstract forms. The paintings are meant to break…

Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media

Target Gallery

May 27 - July 9

Reception: Thursday, June 8 | 6 - 8 pm | Juror Talk 7 pm  Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media, an exhibition that explores emerging technological and interactive media in art. This exhibition will highlight new media art such as digital, 3-D printed, website, glitch/gif, and video art. The juror for this exhibition was Adriel Luis. We are pleased to announce the following participating artists: Jill Burks, Cambridge,…

Classic Wedding Whites

Scope Gallery

May 30 @ 10:00 am - July 2 @ 6:00 pm

Tidy the whites with fresh-from-the-oven snowy ceramics. They blend with anything, present glowing silhouettes and have a spotless reputation as the perfect wedding, anniversary and engagement gift. With the Ceramic Guild

Under the Big Top:

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 27 - July 30

Inspiration: In conjunction with the Smithsonian Folk life Festival

Rough Around the Edges

Scope Gallery

July 3 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 6:00 pm

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

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, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is pleased to present our 2017 Open Exhibition recipient: Sarah Nesbitt. Nesbitt will be showing her exhibition Making Sense of What We Have, wherein she aims create awareness to the shortcomings of history "so we can look at history not as static stories of previous lives, but our efforts to get closer to an accurate portrayal…

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

Patterns Abound

August 29 - October 1

Inspiration: In industry, nature, all around us

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