Why would a photographer build a nest? Maybe I was a bird in a past life. Our nest contribution was a way to recycle and reuse clippings from my apple tree, a beloved pair of ripped jeans, and random flora from the florist Volanni’s bins behind my house. I made a nest last year with Kevin Hunt and unfortunately it was stolen - most likely by the trash collectors. This year, Kevin Hunt, DECOY, Tim Rogers were kind enough to help with the initial construction and Sydney Cain pitched in with the final install and beauty portion of the build. People seemed to like our nest, they featured it in the email.
The opening is Thursday at 8 PM, hope you can make it, anyone wishing to see new work, let me know, I will have some on hand.
Join us Thursday, April 14 from 6-9pm for Second Thursday Art Night
The Nest Project: What Does Home Mean to You?
Albus Cavus Nest created by Rosina Teri Memolo - one of 15 nest installations along the waterfront.
What Is The Nest Project?
The Torpedo Factory’s exhibition space, Target Gallery, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, is excited to share with you,The Nest Project. The Nest Project is in conjunction with the Target Gallery’s juried exhibition Nest.
This is a four-part collaborative project that includes:
*A Juried Exhibition in the Target Gallery with a special reception, April 14, 6-9pm
*15 Outdoor Installations along the waterfront built by DC area art groups
*Community built nest in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory benefiting Habitat for Humanity
*54 In-Studio nests created by Torpedo Factory Artists
TFAA artist Alison Sigethy weaving the Torpedo Factory Art Center Nest located on the docks right outside of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
April 14, 6-9pm Schedule of Activities:
6-9pm: Target Gallery Nest Exhibition reception; meet the artists and the juror, Gretchen Schermerhorn.Explore 54 In-Studio Nests on all three floors of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and help build the Habitat for Humanity Community Nest located on the main floor in front of the Target Gallery
7pm: Gallery talk by juror Gretchen Schermerhorn as part of the NestExhibit in Target Gallery
7:30pm: Gallery talk in the Art League Gallery; "Remains" with juror J.W. Mahoney and meet artist Cindy Packard Richmond for her solo exhibit “Food, Glorious Food”
8pm: Artist guided tours of the Outdoor Nest Installations
Target Gallery Nest Exhibit
Nest Exhibit - April 2 -May 15, 2011 - Reception: April 14, 6-9pm with gallery talk at 7pm
Nest is a juried exhibition which examines the nest as a symbol for home and refuge, both literally and conceptually. The juror for this exhibition is Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director for the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. A reception on Second Thursday, April 14th from 6-9pm includes a gallery talk with juror Gretchen Schermerhorn at 7pm, a nest scavenger hunt, community nest building with Habitat for Humanity and more. Nest Installation Artist Michael Winger for Art DC
Outdoor Nest Installations - April 10 - May 15, 2011
These nests will be installed along the waterfront of the Potomac River near the Torpedo Factory. Nest sites will include docks, decks, tree stumps, outcroppings of rock, and selected trees. Our goal is to inspire people to look more closely at their own habitat. Free maps will guide visitors on a nest spotting walking tour, along the waterfront, through a park, into the Torpedo Factory and ending at Target Gallery, where the exhibition Nest can be seen.
Participating Art Groups:
*Torpedo Factory Art Center
*The Art League
*ArtDC featuring the work of Michael Winger
*Art Whino featuring the work of James Walker
*Flux Studios featuring the work of Novie Trump, Jessica Beels, and Laurel Lukaszewski
*microWave project featuring the work of Pam Rogers
*Pyramid Atlantic Art Center featuring the work of Sabeth Jackson &Gretchen Schermerhorn
*Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) featuring Virginia Tech’s Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Students led by Laurel McSherry, program director
*Art Outlet featuring the work of Roy Utley & Heather Schmaedeke
*Albus Cavus featuring the work of Rosina Teri Memelo with help from Decoy, Tim Rogers, Kevin Hunt, and Sydney Cain
In- Studio Nest built by Printmakers Inc. - Studio 325
Indoor Community Nest - April 2 - May 15, 2011
The public will be invited to participate in the building of a large community nest installed on the main floor of the Torpedo Factory. Long strips of paper will be available for $1 for the public to answer the question “What does home mean to you?” They will then be invited to weave their paper into the nest structure. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia.
In-Studio Nests - April 2nd - May 15, 2011
Torpedo Factory artists have been asked to participate by making their version of the “nest” in their studios - to be on display during the length of the Nest exhibition. Maps will be available to lead visitors around the building to find all of these Nests.
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Founded in 1990, they are headquartered in Arlington, VA. They build homes in Arlington and Fairfax Counties as well as the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax.
Habitat for Humanity International has built over 400,000 homes around the globe, working alongside communities to provide over 2 million people worldwide with safe, affordable, decent shelter. Habitat for Humanity does this through community-based offices called affiliates, which operate in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through the visual media in a schedule of national and international exhibitions. Located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA, the gallery is open daily from 10-6 pm and until 9pm on Thursdays.