Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 28th Graffiti Mural Event & Panel Discussion

On May 28th, the Target Gallery, in conjunction with our FRESH exhibition, led a Mural project in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We collected 9 found doors and hinged them together & had a local DC graffiti artist create a beautiful piece on one side & covered the other as well. On the 28th, FRESH artist Gabe Pons, along with several local Alexandria teens created a mural about the life of Charles Houston using the technique of wheat paste collage and stencils.

Later that night a panel discussion was held in the gallery by Gabe Pons (FRESH artist) & Marissa Bothelo (local DC artist) & Cory Stowers of Words Beat & Life, inc., about the art & history of graffiti - participants were later able to "tag" a panel set up on the Torpedo Factory's smoke stack & have their FRESH tshirts tagged as well.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Target Gallery Special Event: May 28, 4-8pm

4-7pm: Local youth will help create a graffiti inspired mural with FRESH artist Gabriel Pons
The mural project will be a collage and stencil design over graffiti painted doors. The theme of the mural will be about the life and work of Charles Houston.

7-7:30pm: Panel Discussion about the “Art of the Tag”.
Panelists include artists Marissa Botelho and Gabriel Pons

7:30-7:45: Question and Answer session

7:45 – 8:00pm: Refreshments

The painted doors will be auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going to the Charles Houston Memorial Public Art Project.

DON'T FORGET: All day on May 28 please bring donated art supplies to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the CHARLES HOUSTON RECREATION CENTER

Public Art Project Community Outreach : Summer Art Program 2009
Art Supplies Wish List:

16 color watercolor sets
25 color oil pastel sets
8 color marker sets
12 color soft/chalk pastel sets
drawing pencils: HB 2B
Pencil sharpeners
Eraser: Gum, Plastic
9x12” sketch paper pads
11x15” watercolor paper pads
18x24” drawing paper pads
compressed charcoal
conte’crayons: black, white, sanguine sienna
glue sticks, tacky/craft glue
aluminum foil
1” masking tape and painter’s tape
construction paper
acrylic paint (1- GAL jugs): red,yellow, blue, and black and white
Bristle paintbrushes: 1”flat, ½” chisel, detail
assorted clay tools
posterboard: black, white
sharpie markers: black – fine & extra fine
Aquanet fragrance free hairspray
reusable plastic containers, cups & lids
recycled magazines: National Geographic, etc.
men’s/women’s size large: button-down long-sleeved cotton dress shirts

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FRESH Exhibition - Opens May 6th

Join us for a reception on May 14th from 6-9pm

May 14th Reception Line-up
6-8pm: DJ Phill will be performing music in the gallery - Special addition FRESH T-Shirts for sale!
7pm: Gallery Talk: FRESH Juror & acclaimed artist Clark V. Fox will be here to discuss the work and his choices for the exhibit!
6-7pm: Break dancers will perform on the docks in front of the TFAC
8-9pm: Finale performance by the break dancers inside the building

Here is a peek at the amazing artwork that will be on display...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Reclaimed Exhibition on the BBC!

Click here to watch the video of the 3-minute Torpedo Factory segment which aired yesterday, May 5, on BBC World News:

Reclaimed is specifically featured, along with a short interview with Reclaimed artist Carol Levin!