“A grand composition”: “Frozen Music” by photographer Alan Sislen

“Altissimo” A dramatic cityscape or unique building is often a sight to behold, but with his new solo show, Alan Sislen hopes to evoke another sense entirely. In “Frozen Music,” which opens at the Torpedo Factory this week in Multiple Exposures Gallery, the photographer brings Read More …

“Making the most of what’s right in front of you”: “Threesomes” by Maureen Minehan at Multiple Exposures Gallery

“Live where you are.” Maureen Minehan lets that practical mantra guide her photography—yet visitors to “Threesomes,” her new show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, are certain to notice a dreamlike quality to her work, with lone subjects set off in the distance or lines that guide Read More …

Talent and tradition: a Printmakers exhibition in Rockville, Maryland

For more than 30 years, the talented members of Printmakers, Inc., have shared their facilities, materials, and ideas while educating the public about a time-honored art. You can meet these artists at the Torpedo Factory, and their work is readily found worldwide, from the Library Read More …

“Otherworldly places”: the pinhole photography of Min Enghauser

Shenandoah National Park, 2 April 27, 2014, was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, an annual celebration of the weird and wonderful things that develop when people make simple cameras and share the results. The WPPD website is accepting this year’s submissions through the end of May, Read More …

“Printed, Painted, Potted”: the versatile art of Avis Fleming

At the Torpedo Factory, artists frequently inspire each other to experiment with new techniques and different media, but “Printed, Painted, Potted,” a new exhibition of works by Avis Fleming, sets a high standard for artistic versatility. Fleming is a member of Printmakers, Inc., the only Read More …

“A pivotal moment”: the photography of Amanda Harner

Six weeks ago, our annual jury reviewed the artwork of 65 applicants and welcomed 20 new artists to the fold. All of them are noteworthy, but one stands out for her sheer youth: Amanda Marie Harner, whose career as a professional artist began almost by Read More …

Celebrating the art of our national parks: the “POSTERity” exhibition and its Torpedo Factory connection

Fans of America’s national parks love the vintage posters that inspired countless families to make travel and exploration a way of life. A new exhibition at the Department of the Interior, “POSTERity: WPA’s Art Legacy and America’s Public Lands,” honors pre-World War II posters that Read More …

From chandeliers to exotic creatures: spring news from Torpedo Factory artists

From tulips to cherry blossoms, an eye-popping array of color is finally abloom here along the Potomac! Spring is a time for inspiration and renewal—and naturally, our artists are as busy as ever. * * * Known for her evocative Sea Core Bubble Tubes, Alison Read More …

“New ways of seeing and showing”: Rachel Kerwin’s Torpedo Factory mural

photo by Guido Krüger To celebrate the Torpedo Factory’s tenth anniversary in May 1984, several artists decorated the spiral staircase that runs from the first floor to the second. Combining personal reflections with intriguing allusions to the building’s past, the resulting works nicely camouflage a Read More …

“Focus on Fiber”: Second Thursday at the Torpedo Factory

Candace Edgerley and Tamryn McDermott As you stroll along King Street or daydream by the Potomac in the early evening, keep in mind that on the second Thursday of every month, the Torpedo Factory is open late. We’re here to chat, share our work, and Read More …