Saturday, September 01, 2012

(e)merge needs volunteers

(e)merge art fair is looking for energetic, efficient volunteers to assist with various aspects of the  fair. No experience is necessary, but knowledge of the art field or experience with art events is preferred. This is a valuable experience for anyone involved with or  interested in contemporary art. 

(e)merge will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel October 4-7, 2012. 

Volunteers will be invited to an orientation at the hotel prior to the event. Whether you want to assist for a day, or for the duration of the art fair, dedicated volunteers are essential to the success of the fair and deeply appreciated. 

If interested or have any questions please contact Irene Clouthier at

2nd Thursday Art Night: Fall for the Arts in Old Town

WHAT:              2nd Thursday Art Night: Fall for the Arts

WHEN:             Thursday, September 13, 6-9pm

WHERE:           Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314


INFO:      ; 703-838-4565

DESCRIPTION: Browse open studios, interact with artists, enjoy live music, refreshments, and special activities at this free monthly event! Celebrate Target Gallery’s silver anniversary at the reception for 25: Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years, and then commemorate the occasion by creating your own button using images from the gallery’s past exhibitions. Attend the exhibition reception for Microcosms and the All-Media Membership Show in The Art League Gallery. View artwork from this year’s Visiting Artist Program at the reception for Synergy in Site 2 & 3 Galleries.

Special Reception to celebrate Target Gallery’s 25th Anniversary
From 6-8pm, celebrate Target Gallery’s silver anniversary at the reception for 25: Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years, an all-media exhibition featuring work that responds to world events that have occurred over the past twenty-five years. Stick around for a special presentation at 7pm featuring a gallery talk by the show’s juror, J.W. Mahoney, followed by birthday cake and sparkling wine.

The Art League Gallery Reception
From 6:30-8pm, The Art League Gallery hosts the reception for Theresa Esterlund’s solo show, Microcosm, and the All-Media Membership Exhibit with an awards ceremony at 7:30pm.

Live Music by Tedd Baker
Enjoy live music by acclaimed saxophonist Tedd Baker.
Synergy: Artwork from the TFAA’s 2012 Visiting Artist Program
Visit Site 2 & 3 Galleries for the reception for Synergy, an exhibition of work created by artists from the Torpedo Factory Artist Association’s 2012 Visiting Artist Program.

DIY Button Making
In conjunction with the reception for 25, visitors are invited to create their own button using images from up-cycling postcards from Target Gallery’s past exhibitions.

About 2nd Thursday Art Night: 2nd Thursday Art Night is a free monthly event held on the second Thursday of each month at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Visitors are invited to browse open studios, interact with artists, and enjoy refreshments while taking part in special monthly programming and activities.

Visit for more information about 2nd Thursday Art Night and this month’s special activities.

Torpedo Factory Art Center

82 Artist Studios – 6 Galleries
The Art League School – Alexandria Archaeology Museum
Gift Shop – CafĂ© by Bread & Chocolate

Open Daily 10 am – 6 pm, Open Thursdays until 9 pm
On the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314