Seven pieces from Loudoun’s Farm to Fashion Creative Challenge Exhibit were selected by the Torpedo Factory Art Center to be part of a traveling exhibit this winter in its water-front gallery in Old Town Alexandria.
The “agricouture” show, a joint effort by the LAC, Franklin Park Arts Center, and Loudoun County Economic Development will be on display there through March. Scarecrow-like mannequins will display sculptural “fashions” created with materials sourced from Loudoun’s agricultural businesses and farms.
“Agriculture is definitely an important part of the rural economy in Loudoun County,” said Elizabeth Bracey, manager of the Franklin Park Arts Center.
Potomac Vegetable Farms in Wheatland, one of several Loudoun farms that contributed source material to the challenge, transported the life-size mannequins to Alexandria.
Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Located at 105 N. Union Street, the center is open daily from 10 to 6 pm, and will stay open late for a special Farm to Fashion Reception on Friday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information about the show, contact the Loudoun Arts Council email@example.com.