Art Safari on the banks of the Potomac

 

Guild members work in wide variety of textile mediums, including weaving, felting, quilting, basketry, and surface design. Works by Elise Miller, Floris Flam, and many more. Photo: Eileen Doughty.

 

For twenty years, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, located along the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, has hosted a fall Art Safari. The renovated munitions factory now serves as gallery space for a wide variety of artists and groups. This year's Art Safari was a cheery and bustling event, which you can learn more about on the Torpedo Factory's Facebook page. Artists and groups who share this unique facility welcomed visitors to make their own artwork and try a new medium. Members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, who operate the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, invited everyone to try fabric collage. What day isn't made better by a pile of fabric scraps and permission to play?

 

The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery installs a new juried show each month featuring the work of its guild members. The gallery posted images this week on its Facebook page, allowing us to take a peek at the newly opened show, Safari, which will run until November 15th. The artists were asked to "expand on the call of the wild, animal prints, and exotic animals." The artists produced some amazing artwork and filled the gallery with sunset colors and vibrant greens and blues in a wonderful array of textile mediums: felt, handwoven textiles, knitted pieces, art quilts, jewelry, baskets, and more. Check out the gallery website or stop by if you are in the area. You just might see fiber artist Elise Miller spinning in the gallery!

 

 

 

 

 

Works by Joyce Keister, Gayle RoehmMonbochapo Hat,Roz HouseknechtJeanne Bohlen, and other members. Photo: Eileen Doughty.

 

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 North Union Street

Studio 18

Alexandria, VA 22314 

 

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