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December 2016

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! Night arrives earlier and earlier, but inside the Torpedo Factory, we celebrate with Winter Lights. Join us in December for a festive Second Thursday. Attend gallery receptions in Target Gallery and The Art League Gallery. Preview scenes from Jane Franklin Dance’s new…

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Daniel Taye

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 21, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Taye is known for his evocative landscape and figurative work as he experiments with different mediums, color composition and depth. He has been described as an artist who inspired more puzzled expressions than praise, but his uninhibited flow of thought and rare perspective are ultimately his forte.

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January 2017

Art + Inclusivity: Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! In January, join us for Art + Inclusivity, in partnership with the Alexandria Human Rights Commission. On November 29, 2016, the City of Alexandria formally adopted a statement on inclusiveness. Spend the evening with us as we celebrate the mosaic community that makes…

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Material as Medium Artist Demonstration: Lindsay Hall

Target Gallery

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Lindsay Hall for an interactive demonstration of her working process. This demonstration will be showcasing new work made with silicone on panel built up to complex surfaces referencing hair, fur and shag carpet

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February 2017

Mobile Art Lab in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 5 - March 31

Alexandria’s Mobile Art Lab activates public spaces and connects the arts with people. From screenprinting in Market Square to a silent disco in Montgomery Park, the big blue truck has organized a variety of activities and performances throughout the city.

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Post-Graduate Studio: Jay Hendrick – “Joke Workshop”

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Studio 12 – MFA Post-Grad Residents,
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Participants are invited to assist in an exploration of both humor and learning with the purpose of finding parallels between humor and art. The workshop will be led by Post Graduate Torpedo Factory Resident, Jay Hendrick and performance artist and comedian, Christine Ferrera.

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Second Thursday Art Night: Love & Friendship

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! In February, join us as we celebrate an evening of Love & Friendship. This month’s line-up features a reception in the Target Gallery for Ipseity and The Art League Gallery previews Patrons’ Show. In Studio 327, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum exhibits artifacts…

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March 2017

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! In March, we imagine tomorrow with The Future is…. Find forward-facing exhibitions with March150 in Target Gallery and Heidi Nam’s Netted: Morphological State of our Urban Space in The Art League Gallery. Draw your vision of the future of Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory with AIA Northern…

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April 2017

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, grab a bronut, and enjoy special programming.

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Sheryl Oring: I Wish to Say

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of National Poetry Month, the Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say in the New Project Studio. I Wish to Say grew out of Sheryl Oring’s concern that not enough voices were being heard about the state-of-affairs in this country and her belief in the value of free expression that is guaranteed under our Constitution. For this project, Oring sets up a portable public office – complete with a manual typewriter – and invites people to write postcards to the President.

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May 2017

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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.

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Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In May, we celebrate the theme “Everyone Has a Story”. Meet George Washington University’s Art Therapy 2017 graduating class and take part in a creative storytelling workshop. Explore the Fundred Dollar Bill Project as they bring their ongoing project to the New Project Studio. Meet your local Alexandria Library and hear about their Alexandra Reads project. Welcome Story District, the critically-acclaimed DC storytelling program, to Northern Virginia in anticipation of their first-ever Virginia event here at the Torpedo Factory on June 23. Visit our friends in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum all night as they share stories about artifacts from Alexandria’s past. As always, EatsPlace has the beer and victuals.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Daily*10am - 6pm
Thursdays10am - 9pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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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.