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June 2016

Art Impact USA: Caribbean Jubilee

Art Impact USA

June 11, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Art Impact USA’s second annual art exhibition, celebrating Caribbean-American heritage. This exhibition in Sites 2 and 3 showcases 20 artists who have been inspired by the Caribbean, either being from the region or having Caribbean background or affiliation.

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August 2016

Magic and Color

Target Gallery and The Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016

Reception: Thursday August 11, 2016, 6 – 8:30 pm Target Gallery partners with Latin Expressions Group for Magic and Color, featuring 26 artists that represent: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA. The purpose of this show is to present individual visual expressions of the vast richness that characterizes the Latin-American Culture.  This exhibition was curated by Gloria “Tarasca” Valdes and Liliana Dossola. The participating artists are: David Amoroso, Rosana Azar,…

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September 2016

A Dream Within a Dream: Madness

September 5, 2016 - October 31, 2016

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association commissioned Through the 4th Wall for a site-specific, interactive theatrical production. The stage is set for the theatrical production of A Dream Within a Dream in Sites 2 & 3.

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November 2016


Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 5, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Students from Emerge, an Art League school painting class led by Marsha Staiger, work with personal ideas, places, feelings, and life stories to create a body of work. The challenge for “emerge” is to look inside outside think ponder create think ponder look outside and inside to create art that is true to each person. Along the way in a group of paintings they find out more about their abilities, patience, and especially that ideas left in the head are…

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December 2016

Women’s Work

Target Gallery

December 8, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Exhibition Dates: December 8, 2016-January 8 2017 Reception Date: Thursday, December 8 • 6-8pm • Artist Talk at 6:30pm Women’s Work is an exhibition that celebrates women artists who embrace womanhood and the power of women. The phrase “women’s work” refers to “the work that is believed to be exclusively the domain of women and associates particular tasks with the female gender.” Moving beyond this stigma, female artists Naomi Christianson, Julie Dzikiewicz, Lizzy Lunday, and Fierce Sonia challenge the traditional…

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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 2018


Farm to Fashion: Agricouture

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Farm to Fashion | Exhibition in Site 2 Exhibition Date: January 29, 2018—March 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7pm – 9pm Farm to Fashion is a public art challenge exhibit created by the Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun Economic Development, and Franklin Park Arts Center to forge new connections between the agriculture and arts communities in Loudoun County. As part of the Rural Economic Development Council’s “Loudoun VA Grown, Loudoun VA Made” initiative, F2F worked to raise public…

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July 2018

Off the Grid

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 12, 2018 - August 31, 2018

“Off the Grid” is an exhibition featuring the artwork created by Northern Virginia inmates under the volunteer instruction of Kelli Schollard-Sincock (aka Ms. Kelli) of ‘Inspiration Matterz’. The students in Ms. Kelli’s classes range in age, background, and experience, most having never drawn before. She uses a step-by-step process utilizing a griding system to teach the basics in observation and interpretation of line, tone and texture.

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September 2018

Healing the Body

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 2, 2018 - December 2, 2018

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery Healing the Body Interactive Art Project will take place during the November Late Shift event: Friday, November 9, 7 – 10 The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present Healing the Body, a group exhibition of abstract figure paintings that were created by participants in Healing the Body workshops taught by Ashley Dequilla. The workshops were aimed to promote painting as a mental wellness tool accessible to everyone, especially marginalized communities and or persons…

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October 2018

Art Menagerie

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Art Menagerie will convert our Site 3 Project Gallery into visual art zoo featuring animal-themed paintings and prints from Veronica Barker-Barzel (Studio # 325), Christine Cardellino (Studio # 313),  Matt Cuenca (Studio # 335), Tracie Griffith Tso (Studio #22), Guy Jones (Studio # 337) and the papier-mâché sculptures of Lisa Schumaier (Studio # 16), an Art Safari fan favorite.

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January 2019

Factory Figures

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 12 - March 10

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 Muth (Associate Artist) Charlene Nield ( Studio 316) Ann Pickett…

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