Text/Subtext : A multi-studio show celebrating the written word

Modern artists have long used the written word as a mode of self-expression in their work opening a dialogue with their viewers and inviting that audience into a unique perspective and cerebral discussion. Text/Subtext is an all-media show featured throughout the Torpedo Factory Arts Center Read More …

Pottery with Personality and Purpose

Featured above: Handpainted bluefish bowl with incised details by Shirley Gromen of Arlington, Va. is accompanied by her recipe for cioppino fish stew. Mundane modernity may have run the table, but anonymous molded dishware is sidelined as local potters assert their personalities in pottery, complete Read More …

From chandeliers to exotic creatures: spring news from Torpedo Factory artists

From tulips to cherry blossoms, an eye-popping array of color is finally abloom here along the Potomac! Spring is a time for inspiration and renewal—and naturally, our artists are as busy as ever. * * * Known for her evocative Sea Core Bubble Tubes, Alison Read More …

Not your typical four-legged friend: Cleopatra and the stoneware of Tracie Griffith Tso

Countless Torpedo Factory artists bring their canine companions to work, but if you sense something stirring in the Scope Gallery when Tracie Griffith Tso is around, don’t assume you’re about to meet a dog. Behind all that luxuriant fluff, Cleopatra is proud to be a Read More …

“Fathom”: exploring another world at Waverly Street Gallery

When glass artist Alison Sigethy and sculptor Liz Lescault met through their mutual interest in kayaking, they discovered another odd and wonderful coincidence: both of them had an affinity for making forms that looked like otherworldly life. Lescault quickly invited Sigethy to participate in an Read More …