“Printed, Painted, Potted”: the versatile art of Avis Fleming

At the Torpedo Factory, artists frequently inspire each other to experiment with new techniques and different media, but “Printed, Painted, Potted,” a new exhibition of works by Avis Fleming, sets a high standard for artistic versatility. Fleming is a member of Printmakers, Inc., the only Read More …

Celebrating the art of our national parks: the “POSTERity” exhibition and its Torpedo Factory connection

Fans of America’s national parks love the vintage posters that inspired countless families to make travel and exploration a way of life. A new exhibition at the Department of the Interior, “POSTERity: WPA’s Art Legacy and America’s Public Lands,” honors pre-World War II posters that Read More …

Art, craft, tradition: the Discover Graphics Atelier celebrates 30 years

If you’ve ever visited the Discover Graphics Atelier on the second floor of the Torpedo Factory, you know that printmaking is a labor of love. True prints aren’t mere reproductions, but unique works of art handmade by artists who have painstakingly drawn, etched, or engraved Read More …

Chestnuts, future and past: the silkscreen prints of Laura Weaver Huff

“Summer Chestnut Leaves,”silkscreen Two weeks ago, the New York Times reported on efforts by two groups of plant breeders and geneticists to create an American chestnut that can withstand the blight that wiped out the tree by the billions in the first half of the Read More …

See what develops: the art of Peggy Meckling

Peggy Meckling, “Homage to the Sunbird” (collagraph) On a typical Torpedo Factory day, you’ll see painters, potters, and metalworkers bringing vivid visions to life—but our associate artists who’ve moved far from Alexandria are hard at work as well. Just ask photographer, printmaker, and mixed-media artist Read More …