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 …

“Should I—or my child—major in art?” Part three: credentials, and one artist’s story.

In the first two posts in this series, Torpedo Factory artists discussed the practical side of an artistic career and the much-debated role of passion. Nearly 165 artists work in the building, and our doors are always open; we invite you to visit us here Read More …

Poems, letters, personal stories: paper artist Kelly O’Brien plays with fire

When Torpedo Factory artist Kelly O’Brien moved with her husband to Frankfurt, Germany, in 2011, she started fresh, with few contacts in the European art world—but two ambitious and beguiling projects demonstrate why her work is now in strong demand on both sides of the Read More …

Two countries, many rooms: the paper-sculpture art of Kelly O’Brien

From “A House with Four Rooms”:“First, Do No Harm”:paper, thread, clay, metal For nearly 40 years, the Torpedo Factory has served as a haven for local artists and a source of reflection and delight for D.C.-area art lovers. This holiday season, as you browse our Read More …