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Target Gallery

April 1 - May 21

The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents work that is fleeting and impermanent. Ephemera features the work of 22 national and international artists who contemplate themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity.

Round About: Carousel of Critters

Scope Gallery

April 3 - April 30

Focuses on the furry, feathery and everything in-between. Trot, prance and scurry to embrace artisan animalia. In conjunction with Bunnyfest. With the Ceramic Guild

Newly Juried Artists Show

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

April 8 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 6:00 pm

See work from the Torpedo Factory Artists Class of 2017! Fifteen new artists have work in an group exhibition in TAG (Gallery 311). Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Ramon Camarillo Cam Chapman Dennis Crayon Tsolmon Damba Mary Beth Gaiarin M. Alexander Gray Briana Hertzog Yoon Sun Lim Lizzy Lunday Charlene Nield Ciddi Sermin Meg Talley Marine Weiss  Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. There will also be a closing reception on…

Singing the Blues

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 25 - May 21

The blues—a musical genre, a mood, what we perceive when we see light with a wavelength between 450 and 495 nanometers. Blue has myriad associations. It offers as many facets to explore as this show’s theme, whether in visualizing the feel of its namesake music or as the color blue, with all of its meanings.

Better than Brunch: Mother’s Day Originals

Scope Gallery

May 1 - May 29

If Mom is yearning for more than eggs beni in bed and wants something classier than the classic chocolates and flowers, give her original keepsakes handmade from ceramic artists. Potters make vases for floral tokens year round, trinket boxes for treasures, presentation platters and brilliant bowls to brag about. With the Kiln Club

Lesa Cook: Gods, Heroes, and Fools

May 10 - June 4

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

Ephemera: Artist Panel

Target Gallery

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Join Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, for an artist panel featuring seven participating artists from our current exhibition Ephemera. During the panel, we will be discussing the artist's inspiration, process, and how their work relates to the 'ephemeral' by contemplating themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity. Participating Artists Include: Madison Bolls Anne Cherubim Kelly Johnston Bryanna Millis Caroline Minchew Gretchen Schermerhorn Lilach Schrag   Image Credit: Bryanna Millis, Your Prisons, Your Mountains, 2015,…

Flora and Fauna

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 23 - June 25

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

Glitch: An Exploration in 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 in Digital Media, an exhibition that explores emerging new technological and interactive mediums in art. This exhibition will highlight emerging new media in 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:…

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

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