Special tour of the Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 30, 2013 1026

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Greater Washington, DC Region of the
National Organization of Italian American Women
is hosting a special tour of the
Torpedo Factory Art Center
led by one of the DC Region's 2013 Epiphany Wise Women
Mirella Monti Belshe', Resident Sculptor at the Center

Mirella with one of her sculptures The Torpedo Factory Art Center was an actual torpedo factory that the U.S. Navy built to manufacture torpedo shell casings and other weapons following World War I and throughout WW II. In 1969, the City of Alexandria bought it and remained unused until 1974 when Marian Van Landingham, founder and the first director of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, proposed the use of the two smallest buildings as an art center. Today the Torpedo Factory is a thriving not for profit organization that serves as an example of how the arts can revitalize a community and as a prototype for communities throughout the world who wish to establish their own visual arts center.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Meet at the Entrance at 10:45am | Tour starts precisely at 11:00
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $10

Gentlemen Always Welcome | Parking garage located across the street.

Optional lunch to follow (at your own expense) at Il Porto, 121 King Street-just two blocks from the Art Center-the oldest Italian Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria

If you want to have lunch, please let us know so that we can tell the restaurant how many to expect

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