Sheep Jones and Beverly Ryan pay homage to Ida Applebroog

Sheep Jones and Beverly Ryan’s collaborative painting installation “Ode to Ida” is on display in Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Studio 7 “nook Gallery”. We were inspired by the work of the artist, Ida Applebroog. We referenced two of her paintings and created our own versions Read More …

Power of art exemplified in the latest Associate Gallery Pop-Up

Art is the expression or application of creativity, inspiration and imagination for the appreciation of its beauty and the emotions it invokes. For some artists, art saves them; it speaks of emotions, of the transformation of their energy into a work of art. And for Read More …

Inspiration abound at TFAA Associates Gallery pop-up shows

For many nature lovers and artists, fall is a season of inspiration with crisp mornings, honeyed light and vivid scenery. Fall is also an exciting time to visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria to be inspired by Torpedo Factory Associate Artists participating in Read More …

“It’s raining gold!”: The wide-ranging artwork of Stephanie Lane

When Torpedo Factory associate artist Stephanie Lane agreed to paint a mural in a D.C.-area home in 1990, she didn’t know she was cultivating a relationship that would bear fruit for more than 20 years, even as she blurred the lines—as our artists often do—between Read More …

“Palmengarten”: Bev Ryan brightens up a German restaurant

Bev Ryan, “Trip to the Botanical Garden” Back in the winter, Bev Ryan’s paintings were the focus of a thought-provoking solo show inspired by our troubled economic times—but now that summer is here, her art has turned to greet a brighter, warmer season. “After the Read More …

Art, architecture, aprons: new Torpedo Factory artist McCain McMurray

Visitors to the Torpedo Factory are often delighted by the accessibility of the artists who work here—but last Friday, a painter who was juried into the Torpedo Factory only six weeks ago learned just how appreciative the public can be. “A woman came in and Read More …

The sweeping foodscapes of Cindy Packard Richmond

 As all of Alexandria scrambles for the grocery store this week, one Torpedo Factory artist will look to the Thanksgiving table for more lasting inspiration. If you saw Cindy Packard Richmond’s solo exhibition at the Art League last year, you know how vividly a series Read More …