Late Shift: Boardwalk Nights @ Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria [18 August]

Late Shift: Boardwalk Nights

19:00 - 23:59

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
The Late Shift: Boardwalk Nights is the last of three late-night festivals over the course of the 2017 summer season. Experience a late-night art happening along the riverfront and in the Torpedo Factory. FREE.

Featured Artists

– Superwaxx Art
– Lindsay Hall
– Anne Smith
– Danielle Smith

Including Artist Showcase curated by Quota Art's (Dawne Langford):
– Hoesy Corona
– Rachel Schmidt
– Rodrigo Carazas Portal

Participating Artists

– Paulette Palacios
– Constantino Bastidas
– Michael Price
– Tsolmon Damba
– Anna Yakubovskaya
– Jennifer Stone


— Riverfront Art Market
— Mermaid Rayla and Mermaid Tasha of Circus Siren Pod and their Pirates
— Psychic Readings and Artworks by Jovanka Magaña
— Bubble performance by ELECTROCUTE
— Stilt walking by Morgana Alba — Circus Siren
— Arial dance by Circus Siren Entertainment
— The Board Bus
— Mini-panel paintings and Art Auction with the Torpedo Factory Artists Association (

Beer, wine, vittles, and bronut ice cream sandwiches with EatsPlace
Photobooth provided by DMV Premium Photo Booths


7 pm: Boardwalk Nights opens
7 – 10 pm: DJ set by SHARKEY
10 – 10:30 pm: Sideshow
11 pm: DJ set by SHARKEY
Midnight: Boardwalk closes

Bring your ideas! There will be a table for future brainstorming of art activities and other pop-up ideas at Torpedo Factory.

About the Featured Artists


American artist Superwaxx first developed an interest and talent in art as a child. Her work is heavily influenced by animated cartoons, comic books, popular culture and street art. Often using vibrant colors and fine line painting techniques, Superwaxx is better known for her collective works which display her signature style while incorporating cartoon like aesthetic to narrate various subjects and topics often pertaining to historical or personal events. Since the sprouting of her professional career in as an artist, she has exhibited artwork in Boston, New York City, Miami, and Cuba. She has also worked in collaboration with acclaimed internationally renown artists and art institutions such as the Smithsonian. Superwaxx is a native of Richmond, VA currently creating and residing in Washington, D.C.

Lindsay Hall

Lindsay Hall‘s interdisciplinary practice sources an eclectic range of materials including silicone, textiles, foam, spray paint, and glitter to create colorfully titillating pieces that engage the notions of pleasure, beauty, and the perverse as they relate to the body, sexuality, and the intimacies and vulnerabilities of human interaction. Because visual perceptions urge haptic responses, desire and temptation become valuable components for experience and interpretation. Contrasting textures, forms, and materials are combined in reference to binaries: attraction/repulsion, hard/soft, feminine/masculine, interior exterior, beautiful/grotesque. The resulting pieces and installations fantasize these shared human experiences, often sugarcoating shame and disgust with humor and playfulness.

Anne Smith

Anne Smith is a visual artist in Washington, DC. Her art practice spans disciplines of drawing, sculpture and printmaking to study elastic boundaries, paths, and divisions of space. Her subject matter has included her childhood home, the side of the road, and other spaces entirely made up or imagined. Smith is also a teaching artist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and works in the studio of Master Printmaker Lou Stovall.

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith is a Washington, D.C.-based painter and writer, originally from Monterey, California. She received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and graduated from the MFA Studio Art Program at the George Washington University in May 2016. Dani has traveled to China and Australia to participate in artist residencies and her work has been featured in the Franklin Furnace artists’ book series.

About Quota:

Dawne Langford

Dawne Langford is an independent documentary producer and independent curator. Her passion for sharing stories that highlight the transformative power of the arts led her to establish Quota, a curatorial initiative that aims to enhance a community of peer-led creative advocacy. Langford has worked in various capacities in the social justice movement, a member of DIY artist collectives, teaching and working in public media.

About Quota’s Artist Showcase:

Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona is a multidisciplinary artist, project manager and founding co-director of Labbodies, an arts lab that creates opportunities for new media and performance artists to exhibit their work in the USA. He has shown compelling works and inventive sculptures fitted to the human body extensively at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including among others The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Walters Art Museum; The Peale Museum; Songs for Presidents Gallery; Gallery CA; Decker Gallery; Delicious Spectacle; The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival; Greenbelt Arts Center; The Fine Arts Work Center; VisArts; The Creative Alliance; and the Haggerty Museum. Recent honors include a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship 2017-2018 in Washington, DC; an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant administered by The Contemporary in Visual Arts 2017; a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation’s Ruby’s Project Grants in Visual Art 2016-17; a Light City public art commission 2017;a CHM Sculpture Park and Fellowship 2016-2017; a Light City Artist in Residence Winter 2016 in Baltimore’s Station North; a Cafe Con Leche Latino Artist Resident in Pittsburgh,PA Spring 2016; a Fine Arts Work Center Award; a Pelham Printmaking Residency;was a Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Semifinalist in 2013,2015,2017; a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2013; a Baker Artist Awards B-Grant (The Copycat Theatre); and was included in Creative Capital’s “On Our Radar 2016.

Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt loves stories – those based in reality and those based in the ‘realities’ found in myths, legends, or fairytales. In her current body of work, Schmidt explores the impacts that the growing urbanism of the planet could have on distant futures. Schmidt has a Masters of Fine Arts from MICA and has exhibited in various venues, local and international, including Hillyer ArtSpace, Artisphere, (e)merge Art Fair, DCAC, Arlington Arts Center, GAIT LA, Los Angeles, CA and returned recently from her residency at the Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan.

Rodrigo Carazas Portal

Born in Lima (Perú), Rodrigo Carazas Portal was raised in the Callao Province. He attended the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú’s Art Program in Lima, and later relocated to the United States of America in 2009. He earned his BFA from the George Mason University’s School of Art in 2015. Awarded the Sculpture’s Academic Excellence Distinction (2015), he also obtained the Best New Project Prize from Lima’s Biennial Art Fair (Second Edition, 2016). Recent exhibitions include Lima’s Biennial Art Fair (Perú,2016); Revolution Revelation (USA,2017); Anytime/Anywhere (Canada, 2017); Local Legends (USA, 2017); Overload (Perú,2017).


Musician, producer and beat maker, Sharkey, has worked and performed with such heavyweights as Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Rick Rubin, Everlast, Spank Rock, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool Keith, and Wyclef Jean. He’s also featured on the soundtracks for movies like Big Daddy and Strays, television shows like House, and XBOX360 video games like Rockstar. His first album, Sharkey’s Machine was credited by The Washington Post as one of “The Top 10 Best Records of 2004” and his second album, Monster Maker was highly rated in Entertainment Weekly and Urb Magazine. He received a Capitol Hill Hilly Award as the 2011 Artist of the Year. He has recently partnered with the Joodlum Group on restaurant and nightlife venues slated to open in 2017.

The Board Bus

The world’s only, fully-stocked, walk-in, mobile skateshop – featuring skateboarding equipment and apparel from local and national brands. We try to promote skateboarding as the healthy and constructive activity that it truly is; we do our best to sell products that do the same. Likewise, our interior retail space is entirely solar powered in an effort to support clean and renewable energy.

Jovanka Magaña

Artist and gifted psychic medium whose skill set includes magick, dreams, tarot, astrology, numerology, crystal ball scrying, pendulum divination and spirits. In her art, she revives and reconciles traditional figurative painting with pop culture in order to produce a work that shows contemporary obsession with the media. Her work is based on photographs mainly from tabloid, fashion magazines and personal photographs in order to reproduce a work of art defining the celebrity or wannabe’s. She began studying at Montgomery College of Art and Design in 2003, where she won honorable mention in the college juried show. She graduated from Corcoran College of Art + Design with a degree in Fine Art.
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