Thursday, January 7, 2010

Torpedo Factory Celebrates Life Of Founding Member, Nancy Reinke

What: Nancy Reinke Memorial Exhibition

When: Exhibition - January 14-17
Opening Reception - Second Thursday Art Night, January 14, 6-9pm
Memorial Reception - Sunday, January 17, 2-4pm

Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria,VA

Admission: Free and open to the public

Hours: Open daily from 10-6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays
(Alexandria, VA) - It is with great sadness that the Torpedo Factory Art Center has lost one of their founding artists. Nancy McDonald Reinke died in Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, after a battle against cancer with her beloved husband Roger and her children by her side.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery will present a Nancy Reinke Memorial Exhibition from January 14-17, 2010. The opening night of the exhibition will be during the monthly Second Thursday Art Night event, January 14 from 6-9pm. A closing memorial reception will be held on Sunday afternoon, January 17th from 2-4pm. The receptions are free and open to the public.

Nancy Reinke's early experience as a commercial artist and illustrator provided her a solid background in graphic design. This is evident in the etchings, woodcuts, wood engravings, oils and caseins she created in her Torpedo Factory Art Center studio. This accomplished painter and printmaker has had her works on display in many public buildings, including the Library of Congress and the State of Virginia Legislative Building. Her work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections including the Hilton Corporation and the Marriot Corporation. Commissions include the American Institute of Architects and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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