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Opening Reception: July 8, 6-8pm - Awards Ceremony: 7pm
Special Programming: July 29, 6pm - Karen Reedy Dance & Alison Sigethy

The Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center's "Artist of the Year" is a juried competition recognizing a Torpedo Factory artist for outstanding achievement in art, and awarding the winner a cash prize of $1000 and a month long exhibit in the Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery.

Abstract painter Marsha Staiger and glass sculptor Alison Sigethy, present Art in Balance: Rhythm and Repetition, an exhibit that investigates the paradox of balance, the nature of rhythm, and the beauty and order created by repetition. Staiger's and Sigethy's works are very different but have in common a clean, contemporary aesthetic. The works play well off each other and reveal a fresh aspect of each artist's work that would be missed without the counterpoint provided by the other. Staiger's vibrant color palette is calmed and soothed by Sigethy's soft monochrome tones. Sigethy's tranquil round forms are energized by Staiger's horizontal bands that pulse and vibrate with energy. The result is a dynamic interplay that sings in perfect harmony.

Special Programming: On July 29th a special performance by modern dance group, Karen Reedy Dance, and artist, Alison Sigethy will begin at 6pm at the Torpedo Factory. Alison Sigethy, sculptor and professional kayaker, will kick off the performance with a solo kayak performance on the Potomac River right outside of the Torpedo Factory and then visitors will be led inside the art center to the gallery for a dance performance inspired by Staiger's paintings and Sigethy's sculptures.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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