Chocolate & Shopping

Art Night at the Torpedo Factory will be December 13th from 6-9 PM. The event is free. It will include open studios and galleries, refreshments, the opportunity to interact with artists and shopping. There will also be a craft station where you can make your own holiday ornament.

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Photo: Torpedo Factory. Credit: Alie Preusser.

Our family loves this event. Don’t miss it!

~Alie

Target Gallery 5x5x5 Exhibition

The Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory is hosting a juried exhibition that will have 112 small works from around the country.  All work is under five inches in any direction.

The reception will be December 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. There will be a gallery talk by Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center.

For more information, please visit Target Gallery.

Photo: Target Gallery 5x5x5 Exhibition. Credit: Target Gallery.

 

Costume and Dance Party

Day of the Dead Costume and Dance Party! The Torpedo Factory Art Center is hosting an evening of fun! The party will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 8-11 p.m.

The events include:

  • Dancing
  • DIY Miniature Altar Project
  • Live music by The Torches
  • Costume Contest
  • Cash Bar & Snacks

For tickets visit http://www.torpedofactory.org/dayofthedead/

Photo: Jeff & Kelly Kwoka contest winners from last year. Credit: Torpedo Factory.

DC is the Word

My apologies for not blogging sooner. We made it to the DC area. The road trip was an adventure and we stopped in Gettysburg, which was amazing and humbling. So many people lost their lives there. We were told just about everywhere you step there once was an injured, dying, or deceased soldier. Our family also went on a walking ghost tour. There are many to choose from and the walks allow you to delve deeper in the history, whether you believe in ghosts or not.

The big adventure once we found a home and became settled was the derecho that hit the DC area. We were without power for five days and also experienced record high heat. It was our welcoming into the neighborhood. Fortunately, we did not have any trees fall on our home or cars. We did have neighbors that experienced this.

Overall, we love it here. I visited the Torpedo Factory. Wow! I am so excited to go to the Art Nights. Be sure to join me here as I will be exploring the city and visiting a lot of galleries and museums. If you have any must see places, please leave a comment. I discovered the Torpedo Factory from a reader’s comment. Thank you!

Photo: Marina outside the Torpedo Factory. Credit: Alie Preusser.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Thanks to a comment by Teer Hardy I am planning a visit to the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. According to their website they have three floors of open studios and galleries. They also offer art classes through The Art League School.

If you would like a studio in the Torpedo Factory they have an application process on their site. There are also opportunities to showcase art work and support the center with monetary donations.

Have you been to the Torpedo Factory? Do you have a favorite art medium? If you have not been, be sure to go. Admission is free.

We leave for the DC area soon. I will post pictures of my adventure and any galleries/museums along the way.

~Alie