Tag: torpedo factory

Patrons’ Show scales back to meet building code

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com After celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary last year with its most successful show yet, the Art League’s Patrons’ Show returned...

Our View: Vibrancy must be balanced with livability

The current favored buzzword in Alexandria is “vibrancy.” To be vibrant is to be full of energy and life. Who doesn’t want that? The question...

Torpedo Factory launches vibrancy initiative

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Two months after the city assumed permanent control of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, artists and administrators are settling into...

Council approves Old Town North arts anchor

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com During the new city council’s abbreviated first public hearing on Jan. 12, council unanimously approved a development special use permit...

Potentially impaired driver crashes gas tankard in front of the Torpedo...

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com A man driving a gasoline tankard crashed in front of the Torpedo Factory around 11 a.m. this morning, according to...

Marian Van Landingham serves city in arts, politics for more than...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Marian Van Landingham always returns to painting and politics. Van Landingham, who led the effort to establish the Torpedo Factory Art...

City takes permanent control of Torpedo Factory

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Council voted unanimously at its public hearing on Saturday to give the city permanent control of the Torpedo Factory. The art...

Torpedo Factory Artist Mary Ann Stevens dies at 89

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Mary Ann Stevens, one of the original Torpedo Factory artists who helped start the art center, died peacefully at home...

Our View: What’s the rush

Two important decisions with significant long-term implications for Alexandria are being rammed through the city approval process with minimal public input and arbitrary timelines. The...

Council to mull whether Torpedo Factory remain under city management

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com It appears the city is about to be permanently in the arts business. City Manager Mark Jinks presented a proposal to...