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July 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Red, White, and Blue

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

#2ndThurs 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 July, we partner with the Office of Historic Alexandria to celebrate “Red, White, and Blue.” Take part in our DIY activity with artist Andy Yoder as he constructs Highest Honor, a site-specific, suspended, 25-ft triangular banner for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, created from…

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August 2016

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 11, 2016 @ 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! Before the season wraps up, enjoy an Endless Summer evening during the August Second Thursday Art Night. With five exhibition openings, live music and outdoor painting, it will be quite a diverting evening. 6:30, 7:30 pm: Learn about Alexandria’s Civil War hospitals, including…

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September 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: The Art of the Book

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art of the Book: Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Bookmaking, a poetry reading, and more to celebrate The Art of the Book. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming.

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October 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Day of the Dead

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 13, 2016 @ 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! Join us in October for a special night celebrating Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. Paulette Palacios, the 2016 Winter Post-Graduate Resident, will lead visitors in a progressive silkscreening activity with ink stations located throughout the building. October is Domestic Violence…

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The Clothesline Project

Target Gallery

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In conjunction with our current exhibition, ‘A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes of Three Women Artists’  the Target Gallery will be partnering with the Domestic Violence Program of Alexandria  and The Clothesline Project to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness month.  ‘A (Mis)Perceived Physique: Bodyscapes of Three Women Artist’ is an exhibition curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell which explores the issues of equality, constructions of power, dominance, and memory. The Clothesline Project is a nationwide project to created to raise awareness to the violence directed against women…

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November 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Honoring Our Veterans

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 10, 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! Join us in November as we honor America’s veterans and those who have supported them over the generations. Afterward, stop by the Potomac Riverfront to see El Galéon Andalucia, a replica of a 16th century Spanish Galleon that will be docked behind…

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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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Thursdays10am - 9pm
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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.