The Alexandria Community Art Library, 2014

Alexandria Community Art Library_web2The Alexandria Community Art Library, 2014
Torpedo Factory – Target Gallery
Alexandria, Virginia

The Alexandria Community Art Library was created by Roman Petruniak. In celebration of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 40th Anniversary, Chicago-based artist Sara Black and the art duo Hideous Beast transformed the Target Gallery into a temporary community library. Constructed from locally sourced building materials, this community space featured a diverse array of public programming. While on the one hand serving to archive and share TFAC’s rich history as a creative place, the exhibition also questions newly emerging modes of both art making and arts funding.