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 …

Hearts and hopes: On the “Mend” with Tamara Embrey

Tamara Embrey is known for making one-of-a-kind clothing from recycled natural fibers, but in “Mend,” her new mixed-media show, she’s working with especially rich material: the many ways we see the human heart not only as a fragile organ, but also as an endlessly renewing Read More …

A tradition takes hold: the D.C. Downtown Holiday Market

Painting, photography, jewelry, fiber—no matter the medium, D.C.’s Downtown Holiday Market has something for every taste. Now in its ninth year, this festive, block-long flurry of vendors, live music, and glittering lights runs daily from noon to 8 p.m. through December 23 on F Street Read More …

Exhibitions and recognitions: checking in with Fiberworks

As one of the founding studios in the Torpedo Factory, Fiberworks—on the ground floor in studio 14—has long redefined creativity. From their hand-dyed scarves to leather purses, eco-friendly clothes, and one-of-a-kind raincoats, these seven artists brilliantly balance decoration and wearability. Their knack for the unexpected Read More …

America recycles! Torpedo Factory artists turn castoffs into art

Since 1997, communities across the country have recognized November 15 as America Recycles Day, a chance to educate the public about the ways we can literally remake the world around us. As sponsors and partners organize fun and informative events for children and adults alike, Read More …

Friends, Greeters, Sentinels: Dogs at the Torpedo Factory

From Velasquez to Warhol, artists have long honored dogs in their work. Members of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association (TFAA) are no exception. Enter one of our members’ studios at the Torpedo Factory and you’ll find a surprising number of wagging tails — and not Read More …