Embrace Pandemonium: Going Postal and Pandora’s Box to kick off the Holiday Season at the Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery
The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery kicks of the holiday season with two great exhibitions. Our first ever postcard show, Going Postal, invites all artists to participate and submit original artworks in the format of 4×6″ postcards. This is not a juried competition, all artists can participate, the more the merrier! The postcards will be on view during the Torpedo Factory’s wildly popular Holiday Open House on December 3rd from 6-9pm and remain on view through December 6th.
Then on December 10 the gallery presents Pandora’s Box; an exhibition that had artists create a visual interpretation of the Greek Myth and express how it relates to modern times. The exhibition is a visual interpretation of Pandora’s act of releasing woe (and hope) upon humanity. On December 10, there will be a reception to meet the artists from 6-8pm and to hear the juror’s remarks about her selections at 7pm. The show closes on January 10, 2010. The juror for the exhibition is Landria Shack, former curator with Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Springs, MD. She chose 37 works out of approximately 150 submitted for her review.
In addition to these two exhibitions in the Target Gallery, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is also sponsoring an art project by local youth from the new Charles Houston Recreation Center. Under the guidance of local multimedia artist, and educator, Rebecca C. Adams they will create a large group artwork piece in conjunction with the gallery’s national exhibition Pandora’s Box. The piece will be displayed at the Torpedo Factory and celebrated with a reception.
The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, the Art League School, The City of Alexandria, the Charles Houston Recreation Center, and the Black History Museum are collaborating together on this outreach project, which has the goal of educating and raising awareness of the Charles Houston Memorial Project.
A special VIP reception is planned to honor the students and their work on December 10 from 5:30-6:30pm. The student’s work will remain on exhibit in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory right outside of the Target Gallery through January 10th.
The Target Gallery is the national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery hosts exhibitions that provide artists from all over the country and the world an opportunity to have their work seen in the DC area. The gallery has a schedule of challenging exhibitions that have far reaching themes that serve to highlight not just current trends in the art world but also reach out to diverse and neglected art groups. For more information about our exhibitions, programming or as artists interested in entering our exhibitions please visit our website at www.torpedofactory.org and click on Target Gallery.