“The surprise of something new”: The Torpedo Factory 40th anniversary mural by Rachel Kerwin

Congratulations to Rachel Kerwin! On Thursday night, amid cake, celebration, and kind remarks by Alexandria Mayor William D. “Bill” Euille, the Torpedo Factory officially unveiled the mural Kerwin created near the waterfront entrance to commemorate our 40th anniversary. Reflecting familiar scenes in and around the 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 …

Myth and nature by the numbers: the many media of Chris Erney

Last week, Chris Erney noticed a new endorsement of his work: forehead prints on his studio window. “I guess that’s a compliment!” he says with a grin, pointing out the gently swaying fish sculptures that Torpedo Factory visitors were apparently straining to see—fine examples of Read More …