2014 Torpedo Factory Holiday Gift Guide

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is made up of hundreds of artists who create unique, handmade works of art. Here are just a few selections from this year’s holiday offerings.

Text/Subtext : A multi-studio show celebrating the written word

Modern artists have long used the written word as a mode of self-expression in their work opening a dialogue with their viewers and inviting that audience into a unique perspective and cerebral discussion. Text/Subtext is an all-media show featured throughout the Torpedo Factory Arts Center Read More …

Curiosities: Every Artfact Tells a Story, a multi-studio event

We are all explorers. Whether uncovering hidden artifacts or creating the never-before seen, we celebrate the act of discovery and the compilation of remarkable things. We invite you to view our new works and installations. Opening reception Sunday, October 5th from 2-4pm Closing reception Thursday, October Read More …

Spring into art: Torpedo Factory news for May 2014

May is in full bloom in Alexandria, and on any given day, the Torpedo Factory is packed with students, tourists, and people who simply love art—but you’ll also find our artists showing their work in places far and wide. Keep an eye out for them 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 …

Exhibitions, interviews, new adventures: Torpedo Factory news for January 2014

The new year is well underway, and our artists are undeterred by bone-chilling weather or dim winter light. We’re delighted to spotlight the recent accomplishments of Torpedo Factory artists near and far—and we invite you to share in their indefatigable creativity. * * * “Craftsmanship, Read More …

Alison Sigethy’s “Guide Boats”: kayaks as symbolism and solace

“Blue Kayak on Sandy Stone” “This year has not been an easy one,” says sculptor Alison Sigethy. “Too many loved ones have reached, or are nearing, the end of their journey.” As a result, her new studio show, “Guide Boats,” evokes one of humanity’s most Read More …

“Fathom”: exploring another world at Waverly Street Gallery

When glass artist Alison Sigethy and sculptor Liz Lescault met through their mutual interest in kayaking, they discovered another odd and wonderful coincidence: both of them had an affinity for making forms that looked like otherworldly life. Lescault quickly invited Sigethy to participate in an Read More …

Undersea scenes: Sheep Jones and Alison Sigethy collaborate in the studio 7 “Nook”

Sheep Jones, “Fish Hooks” Our artists often collaborate, but the artists in studio 7 make a habit of it. Just ask Sheep Jones, who helps maintain the Nook, the site of a rotating monthly mini-exhibition just footsteps from her easel. “We’ve been collaborating with other Read More …

America recycles! Torpedo Factory artists turn castoffs into art

Since 1997, communities across the country have recognized November 15 as America Recycles Day, a chance to educate the public about the ways we can literally remake the world around us. As sponsors and partners organize fun and informative events for children and adults alike, Read More …