Will you reach Terminal Velocity at Art on the Avenue this weekend?

The Terminal Velocity art bike was given as a gift by Studio 33’s Chris Erney to VéloCity Bicycles, a Del Ray non-profit that works to empower all levels of cyclists in building, maintaining, and embracing the fun of bicycles. Read More …

Meet two sculptors behind the artwork at the newly completed Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial

Meet the two sculptors behind the artwork at the newly completed Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial on September 4 at the Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street in Alexandria. The Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery served as the burial place for about 1,700 African Americans who fled Read More …

Ceramic art redefined: “DMV Dirt” with Lori Katz

Frequent Torpedo Factory visitors have long understood the artistic potential of clay, but at a new exhibition in downtown D.C., Torpedo Factory artist Lori Katz joins three other area artists—Laurel Lukaszewski, Novie Trump, and Jodi Walsh—in emphasizing just how expressive such humble material can be. Read More …

“They Never Update the Lists”: photographer Michael Borek at the Embassy of the Czech Republic

“I try to appreciate with my camera things that are seemingly obvious yet multilayered, absurd, and surreal,” says Michael Borek, who was certainly the right photographer for the Embassy of the Czech Republic to approach for an exhibition about Franz Kafka. As it turns out, 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 …