The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery presents an exhibition of work from the 2013 participants of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Mentorship Program. In the Mentorship Program, a volunteer artist from the Torpedo Factory Artists Association is paired with an art student from West Potomac and T.C. Williams high schools. The students shadow their mentor artist throughout the year, absorbing artistic experiences and insights. The mentor instructs the student on what is involved in being a professional artist and also advises the student on his or her work. For a final project, the mentor helps the student create a piece of art which is displayed. The exhibit runs now through Sunday, April 7.
On Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a reception honoring the students and their artist mentors. The reception, in which students will receive awards and display their projects, will be held in the Target Gallery of the Torpedo Factory. The Mentorship Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Inc., administered by Susan Lightsey.