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Hands-on silkscreen printmaking during

January’s 2nd Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Thursday, January 14
6 – 9 pm

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The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s first 2nd Thursday Art Night of 2016, on Thursday, January 14, 6–9 pm, features live music, gallery openings, and an opportunity to experiment with printmaking.

6 – 9 pm: 

Four hands-on silkscreen stations will be located throughout the building to allow visitors to create a one-of-a-kind four-color print. Find the final station in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum (studio 327).

6 – 7 pm; 8 – 8:45 pm:

Cat Janice performs her original jazzy/alternative rock songs throughout the evening.

7 pm:

Visitors are encouraged to bring in items to photocopy and experiment with Xerography in Target Gallery’s (studio 2) current exhibition, Printed Matter.

7:30 pm:

The Art League Gallery (studio 21) hosts openings for Muted, featuring works focused on subtlety, and theSolo Preview 2016, which offers a glimpse of the nine artists who will have solo shows this year.


About The Alexandria Archaeology Museum

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum opened in 1984 in the newly renovated Torpedo Factory Art Center.  The museum serves as the hub of the City’s archaeology program where visitors interact with archaeologists and volunteers working in the public laboratory; experience Alexandria’s 13,000 year-old-history through exhibits, self-guided tours, and hands-on activities; and view the latest finds from current excavations.  For more information, go to www.alexandriaarchaeology.org.


About The Art League
Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is among the nation’s largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. As a major component of the cultural fabric of Alexandria, The Art League offers extensive exhibit opportunities for artists through its gallery, outstanding fine art education through the school, and valuable outreach programs to the local community. The Art League is headquartered in the landmark Torpedo Factory Art Center.


About Target Gallery

Target Gallery is the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through a variety of visual media in a rotating schedule of national and international exhibitions. The gallery is open daily from 10-6 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays.


About the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. The organization’s mission is to foster connections between artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 working studios and seven galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League School and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For more information visittorpedofactory.org  or follow the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram via @torpedofactory.

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