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LESS THAN 100 BLANK PANELS LEFT! March150, Torpedo Factory Art Center's annual special exhibition and art sale, returns ...
02/02/2024

LESS THAN 100 BLANK PANELS LEFT!

March150, Torpedo Factory Art Center's annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with all proceeds going to support events and programming. This year, we are celebrating March150 in a new location: Canal Center's premiere gallery (11 Canal Center Plaza) located on the river, north of the Art Center. This location is a new hub for cultural and artistic events in Alexandria and will provide visitors with a larger space to view works made by March150 artists!

Visit our link in bio to learn more and join us in making this year's March150 exhibition the best one yet!

01/15/2024

Blank panels for our 14th annual March150 exhibition are now available for purchase! All blank panels are $15 each. To purchase a panel, stop by Torpedo Factory Art Center. For more information about March150, check out our website (link in our bio)

March150, Torpedo Factory Art Center's annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with all proceeds going to support Torpedo Factory Art Center. This year, celebrate the 14th Annual March150 at a new location: Canal Center premiere Gallery (44 Canal Center Plaza) located on the river, north of the Art Center. This location is a new hub for cultural and artistic events in Alexandria and will provide March150 artists and visitors with a larger space to display and view the art. Join us in making this year the biggest March150 exhibition yet!

01/13/2024

Mark your calendars 🗓 Blank panels for the 14th annual March150 exhibition start Monday, January 15! Open to all- A $15 fee per panel guarantees entry into the exhibition.

March150, Torpedo Factory Art Center's annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with all proceeds going to support Torpedo Factory Art Center. This year, celebrate the 14th Annual March150 at a new location: Canal Center premiere Gallery (44 Canal Center Plaza) located on the river, north of the Art Center. This location is a new hub for cultural and artistic events in Alexandria and will provide March150 artists and visitors with a larger space to display and view the art. Join us in making this year the biggest March150 exhibition yet!

For more information about March150, check out our website (link in our bio)

Register Now!  “Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the In...
09/11/2023

Register Now!

“Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech’s vibrant teams of researchers and artists, curated for the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia audience. This evening marks the official launch of “Sound Horizons,” on exhibit in Target Gallery and a yearlong partnership: “Innovation & Creativity.”

The performances push the limits of sound and performance; they will explore scored data composed of music exploring infectious diseases, neuroscience, including Atrium, meditation, PTSD, and more, as well as the juxtaposition of new technology and the human body.
A facilitated discussion will follow at the end of the show, so you can listen to the researchers and ask questions about their work.

Details in bio link. Or
alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity
icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/synaptic-soiree.html

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center




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Register Now!  “Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the In...
09/09/2023

Register Now!

“Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech’s vibrant teams of researchers and artists, curated for the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia audience. This evening marks the official launch of Sound Horizons, on exhibit in Target Gallery and a yearlong partnership: “Innovation & Creativity.”

The performances push the limits of sound and performance; they will explore scored data composed of music exploring infectious diseases, neuroscience, including Atrium, meditation, PTSD, and more, as well as the juxtaposition of new technology and the human body.
A facilitated discussion will follow at the end of the show, so you can listen to the researchers and ask questions about their work.

Details in bio link. Or
alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity
icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/synaptic-soiree.html

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center




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Register Now!  “Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the In...
09/08/2023

Register Now!

“Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech’s vibrant teams of researchers and artists, curated for the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia audience. This evening marks the official launch of “Sound Horizons,” on exhibit in Target Gallery and a yearlong partnership: “Innovation & Creativity.”

The performances push the limits of sound and performance; they will explore scored data composed of music exploring infectious diseases, neuroscience, including Atrium, meditation, PTSD, and more, as well as the juxtaposition of new technology and the human body.

A facilitated discussion will follow at the end of the show, so you can listen to the researchers and ask questions about their work.

Details in bio link. Or
alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity
icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/synaptic-soiree.html

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center




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Register Now!  “Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the In...
09/07/2023

Register Now!

“Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech’s vibrant teams of researchers and artists, curated for the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia audience. This evening marks the official launch of “Sound Horizons”, on exhibit in Target Gallery and a yearlong partnership: Innovation & Creativity.

The performances push the limits of sound and performance; they will explore scored data composed of music exploring infectious diseases, neuroscience, including Atrium, meditation, PTSD, and more, as well as the juxtaposition of new technology and the human body.

A facilitated discussion will follow at the end of the show, so you can listen to the researchers and ask questions about their work.

Details in bio link. Or
alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity
icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/synaptic-soiree.html

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center




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Experience “Sound Horizons,” an immersive sound exhibition through ICAT's Tesseract, a high-density loudspeaker array th...
09/06/2023

Experience “Sound Horizons,” an immersive sound exhibition through ICAT's Tesseract, a high-density loudspeaker array that physically immerses listeners in sound, from August 5, 2023, to January 28, 2024, in Target Gallery in Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Installations include:
• Dear Younger Me, a project about healing the inner Black girl, which features series of Black women reading letters to their younger selves.
• Sonification of Cybersecurity Data, a music installation that turns cybersecurity data into musical harmony of sounds.
• Liminal Spaces, a fixed-media composition inspired by life’s in-between moments.
• Musical Connection, a sound installation shedding light on the uncharted neural territories that music traverses when people living with Alzheimer’s Disease engage in music-making.

This exhibition is part of the “Innovation & Creativity” series, yearlong artistic collaboration celebrating the beauty of diverse academic practices, artistic expressions, and creative endeavors, in partnership between the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts & the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech.

Details in bio link. Or
alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity
icat.vt.edu/events/2023/08/sound-horizons.html
torpedofactory.org/event/sound-horizons/

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center




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Learn more about our new exhibition, "Sound Horizons", and partnership with Virginia Tech via a 30-minute presentation t...
09/05/2023

Learn more about our new exhibition, "Sound Horizons", and partnership with Virginia Tech via a 30-minute presentation that took place last Friday at their Blacksburg VA campus. Link in bio and available below:

https://icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/icat-playdate---sound-horizons--a-partnership-between-the-torped.htmlhttps://icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/icat-playdate---sound-horizons--a-partnership-between-the-torped.html

"Sound Horizons" is on view in Target Gallery through January 28, 2024. Stop by to check it out ✨

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center





Register Now!  “Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the In...
09/05/2023

Register Now!

“Synaptic Soiree” is an evening of party and performances featuring three intriguing projects from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech’s vibrant teams of researchers and artists, curated for the City of Alexandria and Northern Virginia audience. This evening marks the official launch of Sound Horizons, on exhibit in Target Gallery and the yearlong partnership: “Innovation & Creativity.”

The performances push the limits of sound and performance; they will explore scored data composed of music exploring infectious diseases, neuroscience, including Atrium, meditation, PTSD, and more, as well as the juxtaposition of new technology and the human body.

A facilitated discussion will follow at the end of the show, so you can listen to the researchers and ask questions about their work.

Details in bio link. Or
alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity
icat.vt.edu/events/2023/09/synaptic-soiree.html

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center




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Celebrate the beginning of a yearlong artistic collaboration, Innovation & Creativity, with Synaptic Soiree. RSVP Required.

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts & the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech...
08/29/2023

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts & the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech are proud to announce an unprecedented collaboration, “Innovation & Creativity.” This extraordinary yearlong artistic collaboration culminates with the inauguration of the new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in the Potomac Yard area of the City of Alexandria in fall 2023.

The new year-long series includes three primary exhibitions, and three sets of major performances and events, with multiple ancillary exhibitions and programs, in Alexandria, Va. primarily held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery from August 2023 through September 2024.

The Office of the Arts is a division in Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Look for more information and visit alexandriava.gov/arts/innovation-creativity

Thanks to our sponsor: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center



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Target Gallery will be closed Sunday, from July 30 - Friday August 4 for the installation of our upcoming exhibition. Se...
07/30/2023

Target Gallery will be closed Sunday, from July 30 - Friday August 4 for the installation of our upcoming exhibition. See you soon!

“A Shrine to the Forgotten”, the magical exhibition of Alexander D’Agostino’s in which he portrays those witch-hunted an...
07/29/2023

“A Shrine to the Forgotten”, the magical exhibition of Alexander D’Agostino’s in which he portrays those witch-hunted and accused of disrupting the “moral fabric” of society whose stories are often packed away in some forgotten storage facility of collective memory, is coming to a close.

Today is the final day to view the exhibition. We encourage you all to come check it out and get the most out of this fascinating installation!

Make sure to stop by the Target Gallery today, 10AM-6PM to see Alexander D’Agostino’s captivating installation where you will learn more about q***r histories, magic, and myth.

To view our online exhibition catalog, follow the link in our bio or follow this link to our website: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

More from Alexander:
www.alexanderdagostino.com


Alexander D’Agostino’s exhibition “A Shrine to the Forgotten” unfortunately comes to an end and there is only one week l...
07/22/2023

Alexander D’Agostino’s exhibition “A Shrine to the Forgotten” unfortunately comes to an end and there is only one week left for you to come check it out. Alexander’s work highlights those witch-hunted and accused of disrupting the “moral fabric” of society whose stories are often packed away in some forgotten storage facility of collective memory. Through some picturesque and visual performances, Alexander D’Agostino undoubtedly casts his “spell of remembrance”.

Stop by Target Gallery through July 29th to learn more about q***r histories, magic, and myth in Alexander D’Agostino’s spellbinding installation.

To view our online exhibition catalog, follow the link in our bio or follow this link:https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

More from Alexander:
www.alexanderdagostino.com


Great News! This Friday July 14th, Target Gallery will be open late until 10pm for the Art Center’s Second Friday event....
07/14/2023

Great News! This Friday July 14th, Target Gallery will be open late until 10pm for the Art Center’s Second Friday event. Here is a great occasion to come check out Alexander D’Agostino “A Shrine to the Forgotten” exhibition as we extended its viewing.

“A Shrine to the Forgotten”, is the magnificent exhibition of Alexander D’Agostino in which the artist depicts those witch-hunted and accused of disrupting the “moral fabric” of society whose stories are often packed away in some forgotten storage facility of collective memory, so make sure to stop by before it comes to a close on July 29th!

Artists and other galleries will remain open late too, thus take this chance to come have fun and learn more about the Art Center and Target Gallery. We hope to see you all there!

🗣️Good news! We are so excited to announce "A Shrine to the Forgotten" has been extended another two weeks, through Satu...
07/11/2023

🗣️Good news! We are so excited to announce "A Shrine to the Forgotten" has been extended another two weeks, through Saturday, July 29. Stop by Target Gallery any day from 10AM - 6PM to check out this magical exhibition ✨✨✨

And don't forget: Target Gallery will be open late on Friday, July 14. Come check out the exhibition from 7-10PM and explore other studios and activities around the Art Center.

For more info about this exhibition: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

More from Alexander D'Agostino:

www.alexanderdagostino.com

💗Congratulations to Alexander D’Agostino  for the review of his solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgotten” in the Wash...
07/05/2023

💗Congratulations to Alexander D’Agostino for the review of his solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgotten” in the Washington Post last week!

“A Shrine to the Forgotten” will be on view through next Friday, July 15, so be sure to stop by Target Gallery before it comes to a close!

For more information on this exhibition, follow the link in our bio 🧚‍♂️

More from Alexander:

www.alexander d’agostino.com

                                 

Target Gallery is closed today for the 4th of July and will reopen tomorrow at 10AM. Have a wonderful holiday, and we’ll...
07/04/2023

Target Gallery is closed today for the 4th of July and will reopen tomorrow at 10AM. Have a wonderful holiday, and we’ll see you again soon!

We are entering the final weeks to see Alexander D'Agostino's "A Shrine to the Forgotten" ✨Torpedo Factory Art Center pr...
07/01/2023

We are entering the final weeks to see Alexander D'Agostino's "A Shrine to the Forgotten" ✨

Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the Target Gallery 2023 solo exhibition recipient, Alexander D’Agostino with “A Shrine to the Forgotten“. Alexander’s visual and performance works often become requiems for those Witch-hunted and accused for disrupting the “moral fabric” of society, who’s stories are often packed away in some forgotten storage facility of collective memory. In this exhibition Alexander invites the viewer to imagine the discovery of missing pages of a sixteenth century book of spells, along with other documents and objects found in the Torpedo Factory when it was vacant after being used as a storage facility for the FBI and Smithsonian Institute. This site specific installation in the Target Gallery consists of large textile prints, artist books, and sculptural works that explore hidden and erased stories, witch-hunts, book-bans, and “don’t say gay” bills that will tie the Torpedo Factory’s unique history with Alexander’s practice of engaging spaces with q***r history, myth-making, and ritual.

Stop by Target Gallery any day from 10AM-6Pm through July 15 to view this magical exhibition!

More from Alexander:

www.alexanderdagostino.com

Photos: Installation details and performance documentation of "A Shrine to the Forgotten".

Happening soon! Alexander D’Agostino will be performing in complimentary to his solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgot...
06/09/2023

Happening soon! Alexander D’Agostino will be performing in complimentary to his solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgotten”

Stop by the table in front of the torpedo and answer one of the three prompts provided 🧚🏻✨



Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the Target Gallery 2023 solo exhibition recipient, Alexander D’Agostino with “A Shrine to the Forgotten“. Alexander’s visual and performance works often become requiems for those Witch-hunted and accused for disrupting the “moral fabric” of society, who’s stories are often packed away in some forgotten storage facility of collective memory. In this exhibition Alexander invites the viewer to imagine the discovery of missing pages of a sixteenth century book of spells, along with other documents and objects found in the Torpedo Factory when it was vacant after being used as a storage facility for the FBI and Smithsonian Institute. This site specific installation in the Target Gallery consists of large textile prints, artist books, and sculptural works that explore hidden and erased stories, witch-hunts, book-bans, and “don’t say gay” bills that will tie the Torpedo Factory’s unique history with Alexander’s practice of engaging spaces with q***r history, myth-making, and ritual.

“A Shrine to the Forgotten” will be on view in Target Gallery through July 15.

Join us TOMORROW at 8PM for a special performance by our solo artist, Alexander D'Agostino!We hope you’ll join us for an...
06/08/2023

Join us TOMORROW at 8PM for a special performance by our solo artist, Alexander D'Agostino!

We hope you’ll join us for an exciting interactive dance performance from Alexander D’Agostino () in the grand hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center during Second Friday. Alexander will be combining dance, offerings, and audience engagement in this free performance that will tie back to his practice of engaging spaces with the celebration of magic and q***r history.

Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

For more information on the exhibition: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

"A Shrine to the Forgotten" is currently on view at Target Gallery daily from 10AM - 6PM through July 15th.

Images from Alexander's performance, “The Calm before the storm/Prospero’s Final Spell” with Siren Arts / Transformer Gallery in Ashbury Park, NJ.


We are so excited for our upcoming ALX Pride Late Shift next Friday, June 9th! Join us to see an interative dance perfor...
06/02/2023

We are so excited for our upcoming ALX Pride Late Shift next Friday, June 9th! Join us to see an interative dance performance by our 2023 solo exhibition recipient Alexander D’Agostino, and to visit us in the gallery for A Shrine to the Forgotten. We’ll see you then!

For more information on the exhibition: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

A Shrine to the Forgotten is currently on view at Target Gallery daily from 10AM - 6PM until July 15th.

The image below is from one of Alexander’s previous performances.

“Books for Divination” from Alexander D’Agostino’s solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgotten”. These grimoires are use...
05/23/2023

“Books for Divination” from Alexander D’Agostino’s solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgotten”.

These grimoires are used for the art of bibliomancy, or book divination, where the holder randomly flips through the pages to gain advice or guidance from the symbols within.

The tarot card bound grimoires may gently be picked up from their book cradles and searched through by guests.The artist Alexander D’Agostino urges viewers to look through the imagery in the books of divination to find something new and meaningful for you.

For more information on the exhibition, follow the link in our bio!

More from Alexander:

www.alexanderdagostino.com

“A Shrine to the Forgotten” is currently on view at Target Gallery daily from 10AM - 6PM until July 15th, with a special performance on Friday, June 9 during our ALX Pride 2nd Friday event.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended Alexander D’Agostino’s exhibition reception and artist talk! We hope you’ll c...
05/13/2023

Thank you so much to everyone who attended Alexander D’Agostino’s exhibition reception and artist talk! We hope you’ll come again to see Alexander for his performance during our ALX Pride Late Shift event on Friday, June 9th! Keep an eye out as we post more information.

For more information on A Shrine to the Forgotten exhibition: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

A Shrine to the Forgotten is currently on view at Target Gallery daily from 10AM - 6PM until July 15th.

We are thrilled for tonight’s artist talk with 2023 solo exhibition recipient Alexander D’Agostino! Join us in the Targe...
05/12/2023

We are thrilled for tonight’s artist talk with 2023 solo exhibition recipient Alexander D’Agostino! Join us in the Target Gallery from 7PM to 10PM for Alexander’s discussion of “A Shrine to the Forgotten”, his q***r spell of remembrance.

Alexander’s visual and performance works often become requiems for those Witch-hunted and accused for disrupting the “moral fabric” of society, who’s stories are often packed away in some forgotten storage facility of collective memory. In this exhibition Alexander invites the viewer to imagine the discovery of missing pages of a sixteenth century book of spells, along with other documents and objects found in the Torpedo Factory when it was vacant after being used as a storage facility for the FBI and Smithsonian Institute. This site specific installation in the Target Gallery consists of large textile prints, artist books, and sculptural works that explore hidden and erased stories, witch-hunts, book-bans, and “don’t say gay” bills that will tie the Torpedo Factory’s unique history with Alexander’s practice of engaging spaces with q***r history, myth-making, and ritual.

Tonight please enjoy Alexander’s discussion of his practice as an artist and educator, along with the inspiration behind his artwork.

For more information on the exhibition: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

A Shrine to the Forgotten is currently on view at Target Gallery daily from 10AM - 6PM until July 15th.

Make sure to visit Target Gallery this Friday, May 12th from 7-10PM for Alexander D’Agostino’s artist talk on his 2023 s...
05/09/2023

Make sure to visit Target Gallery this Friday, May 12th from 7-10PM for Alexander D’Agostino’s artist talk on his 2023 solo exhibition, “A Shrine to the Forgotten”!

Alexander D’Agostino is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher based in Baltimore, Maryland. In his practice he investigates the q***r and otherworldly through dance, ritual, teaching, and visual art. He hopes to address that despite the moral panic and divisive political landscape, LGBTQ+ people are omnipresent through history and will always exist.

“A Shrine to the Forgotten” is on view through July 15th at the Target Gallery. For more information and to view the exhibition catalog: https://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

For more by Alexander:

alexanderdagostino.com

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