‘Alive with History’

“Unmasked” by Susan Makara, from Target Gallery’s “Masks” exhibition.

“Unmasked” by Susan Makara, from Target Gallery’s “Masks” exhibition.

Take a journey back in time to learn about the history of the Torpedo Factory. Bring a mask from home or make one at a Do-It-Yourself Station and wear it to the reception for Masks in the Target Gallery. Join The Art League Gallery for the reception for Genius Loci and the All-Media Membership Exhibit. View artwork by trauma survivors at a reception in Site 2 and 3 Galleries. Enjoy refreshments, live music by Wytold Lebing, and fun activities throughout the evening.

A reception in the Target Gallery, 6-8 p.m. will be held for Susan Makara. Makara is this year’s winner of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory’s Artist of the Year competition, recognizing a Torpedo Factory artist for outstanding achievement in art. Guests are invited to wear masks to the reception.

2nd Thursday Art Night: Alive with History” will take place Thursday, July 12, 6-9 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Admission is free.

Visit http://www.torpedofactory.org/thursday.htm for more information about 2nd Thursday Art Night and this month’s special activities.