From folk art to wearable works: shows by Torpedo Factory members in June and July

At the Torpedo Factory, we’re delighted to host so many styles, techniques, and media under one roof. This summer, throughout the region, our artists are busy showing the public the full range of their talents. Whether you’re intrigued by folk art, photography, painting, or wearable 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 …

Messages present and future: “Pushing the Envelope” by Annemarie Feld

The professionals at Fiberworks are experts at creating wearable art, but with her latest solo show, Annemarie Feld reminds us that artists who make functional items also go through as deeply personal a creative process as any sculptor or painter. On display in studio 14 Read More …

Whimsical imagery, serious art: “Earth Blankets” by Rosemary Luckett

Rosemary Luckett, “Wheelbarrow Ark” When Rosemary Luckett was learning needlework and drawing pictures on envelopes as a child in her Idaho farmhouse, she couldn’t have imagined where her interest in art would take her—but “Earth Blankets,” her new solo exhibition at Touchstone Gallery in downtown Read More …

“Pleat and Re-pleat”: The art of Candace Edgerley

Shibori collar by Candace Edgerley,wrapped and scrunched on PVC pipe Whether creating intricate wall hangings or wonderful, wearable art, the artists of Fiberworks see potential in places the rest of us don’t: in repurposed cotton, in old woolen garments, in basins of murky dye. Through Read More …

Hearts and hopes: On the “Mend” with Tamara Embrey

Tamara Embrey is known for making one-of-a-kind clothing from recycled natural fibers, but in “Mend,” her new mixed-media show, she’s working with especially rich material: the many ways we see the human heart not only as a fragile organ, but also as an endlessly renewing Read More …

Exhibitions and recognitions: checking in with Fiberworks

As one of the founding studios in the Torpedo Factory, Fiberworks—on the ground floor in studio 14—has long redefined creativity. From their hand-dyed scarves to leather purses, eco-friendly clothes, and one-of-a-kind raincoats, these seven artists brilliantly balance decoration and wearability. Their knack for the unexpected Read More …

Saaraliisa Ylitalo solo show in Fiberworks

Artist Saaraliisa Ylitalo will be featured in a solo show in Fiberworks, studio 14. Saaraliisa creates meditative mixed media works featuring handmade paper and fiber techniques. A world traveler, Saaraliisa’s work often speaks to social conscience and the struggle between hope and despair. Saaraliisa YlitaloWABI-SABIOctober Read More …