Second Thursday Art Night at Torpedo Factory Art Center on March 10 from 6 PM to 9 PM

WHEN: Thursday from 6 PM to 9 PM

WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

SOURCE: Torpedo Factory Art Center

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

The Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrates the legacy of women in the arts during Women’s History Month. Of the 132 resident artists in the Torpedo Factory, more than 100 of them are women. Throughout the night, visitors are encourage to participate in the broader national conversation on this subject by posting on social media with the hashtag #5womenartists, created by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The night also features a host of new exhibitions, live music, button making, and a peek into the life of an Alexandria socialite who became a Confederate spy.

Target Gallery (Studio 2)

The 6th Annual March150 exhibition fundraiser will be taking place in Target Gallery. Find works by local artists on sale for $150 each, with proceeds benefiting future programs and special exhibitions.

Members of the Factory Society, the Torpedo Factory’s young-professionals network, will sell special discounted tickets for the March150 Art Party on Friday, March 18.

Visitors are also encouraged to cast votes for the People’s Choice Award, to be announced during the Art Party on March 18.

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Studio 327)

7 and 8 pm: In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum will highlight Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Alexandria socialite and Confederate spy. Her coded messages and hand-drawn maps of Northern Virginia will be on view and city archaeologist Benjamin Skolnik shares further insight into her life and mission during the Civil War.

The Art League (Studio 21)

Two new exhibitions will be on view in The Art League Gallery. Fritz DesRoches: The Caribbean—How Beautiful features DeRoches’ airbrushed work that highlights Caribbean culture, particularly of Haiti. Zoma Wallace juried March’s Open Exhibit, which features work by Art League artists in all media.
Torpedo Factory Artists

The Associates Gallery (Studio 311): Reception for Julia Dzikiewicz: Contradictions.
Multiple Exposures Gallery (Studio 312): Photographer Timothy Hyde’s exhibition Washington Daybreak explores early morning in the District.

Site 2 and 3 (Hallways near the elevator on 2nd and 3rd floors): Reception for Exploring Abstraction, featuring student work as part of Beverly Ryan’s (Studio 333) painting class with The Art League.

Potomac Fiber Arts (Studio 29): Salute to Primary Colors: Red, Yellow and Blue, the gallery’s
first show in its new location.

Scope Gallery (Studio 19): Global ceramics in Cultural Connectivity includes a collection of American Indian, Asian, African, Latin, and European styles of clay art.
Special After-Hours Programming

6:15 – 7:15 pm; 7:30 – 8:30 pm: Live jazz music with 2nd Independence.
All evening, design, create, and wear a custom button at the DIY station on the 3rd floor landing.

Celebrate the contribution of women in the arts by adding names, comments, thoughts, and drawings to the lobby magnet wall.

Second Thursday Art Night



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