Author: alessandratorres

04 Nov 2013
25 Oct 2013

I’ve been selected for a Studio Visit with Mera Rubell and Lisa Gold!!!

36 Studios: Part 2–Charm City Edition
WPA Announces the 36 selected artists for 36 Studios – Part 2 Charm City Edition

Lauren Adams
Lauren Boilini
David Brown
Ellen Burchenal
Amanda Burnham
Jennifer Coster
Caitlin Cunningham
Michelle Dickson
Laure Drogoul
Dave Eassa
Alex Ebstein
Cliff Evans
Sean FitzPatrick
Felipe Goncalves
Lesser Gonzalez
Terence Hannum
Stephen Hendee
Ryan Hoover
Timothy Horjus
Jason Hughes
Tiffany Jones
Lou Joseph
Gary Kachadourian
Magnolia Laurie
Jon Malis
Curtis Miller
Lisa Moren
Cara Ober
Rachel Rotenberg
Ginevra Shay
Leslie Shellow
Jo Smail
Julia Smith
Ryan Syrell
Alessandra Torres
Stewart Watson

Over 150 artists entered the lottery to have the opportunity to have Mera Rubell visit their studio and these 36 were the lucky ones selected. Joining Ms. Rubell and Ms. Gold at points throughout their 36 hour tour will be notable arts professionals from esteemed local museums as well as members of the press from Baltimore and Washington, DC.

After the 36 hour marathon Ms. Rubell has invited participants and all applicants to 36 Studios: Part Two to join her for an after party at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on Sunday, October 27 from 6-8:00pm.

Ms. Rubell will be conducting the studio visits in her role as a curator for SELECT 2014, Washington Project for the Arts’ 33rd annual art auction exhibition, taking place at Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA from February 27 through March 21, 2014. (Artwork will be available for purchase the night of the SELECT gala, March 22, 2014.) Rubell, who is based in Miami and New York, but frequently visits Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD for 36-hour periods to visit her hotel properties, is known for her passion for contemporary art and her deep commitment to artists. Since the family’s acquisition of the Lord Baltimore Hotel in the spring of 2013, Rubell has been increasingly interested in the vibrant Baltimore art scene and engaging with artists there.

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22 Apr 2013


Chasing Horizons
The Villa Terra Decorative Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI. May 3 – August 25, 2013

Opening Reception Friday, May 3 
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Panel Discussion Begins at 7:00 p.m.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Members Only Preview
“How are present day artists responding to the land? Have technologies like satellite imagery and the internet demystified the landscape? How are artists in turn using these technologies to enrich and influence their work? Has the reverence for the landscape that artists like George Innes and Winslow Homer portrayed in their work diminished or increased in recent artwork?” These are the questions that curators Nirmal Raja and Christopher Willey are exploring in the upcoming exhibition Chasing Horizons; which opens at the Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts on May 3, 2013.
12 Artists will be exhibiting their response to the varied, open, and constantly changing concept of “landscape” through a variety of media such as digital photography, video, kinetic and site specific sculpture, paintings, and mixed media installations.
Artists: Emily Belknap, Beki Borman, Crystal Ann Brown, Stephen Cartwright, Allan DeSouza, Kevin Giese, Tonia Klein, Dara Larson, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Alessandra Torres, Clement Valla, and Jason S. Yi.

17 Apr 2013

The Creative Alliance Presents: MARQUEE BALL 2O13 “KISS ME DEADLY” (This Saturday, April 20th!!!)

Baltimore’s Best Costume Bash! Three parties in one evening!
…AND, I’ll be there. In Lingerie.

Private Eye Dinner:
 Our honorary chair, M&T’s Mike “the Hammer” Riley, invites you to join us for a ritzy dinner. Creative Alliance doles out the Formstone Award to the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and the Lifetime Achievement Award to jazz great Ethel Ennis! LIVE Auction! LIVE Jazz! 6pm. Tix $185. Table of 10 @ Dinner: $1,650. Includes full dinner, live auction, entertainment, open bar all night, and tix to Dance Party.
Marquee Lounge Noir Cocktail & Buffet: 
Get dolled up in black and white, or blood red, and step into the Golden Age of Film Noir. Hosted by Jeanine and Pat Turner, the Marquee Lounge turns into a sultry nightclub as we debut a special cocktail with a Marquee Lounge buffet just for this soiree. Then dance to the Bellevederes! Ticket includes a scrumptious buffet, special noir cocktails, beer, wine, and tix to the Speakeasy Dance Party. 7:30pm. Tix $90. (ONLY 55 tickets available)
Speakeasy Dance Party
: Party w/the Bellevederes. Join other private eyes, femme fatales, and regular stiffs, and rock out to the awesome power of the Baltimore’s Boogaloo-ing Bellevederes. Creative Alliance is transformed into film noir scenes of Blood Red Kisses and White Hot Thrills. Doors open @ 9:30pm. Advance $40, $35 mbrs. $45 at door. Includes performances, silent auction, beer, wine, and light fare.

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07 Apr 2013


It’s time, once again, for one of the largest, and most fabulous, visual art events in Baltimore:

THE BIG HUGE OPEN STUDIO EVENT IS this Friday, April 12th starting at 7pm at The CreativeAlliance in Baltimore, Maryland!!! And it’s FREE!

Tour all 8 Resident Artists’ Studios AND check out two of my brand new sculptures in “Galaxy Cream” the Resident Group Show in the upstairs gallery. Then wander down to the huge main gallery downstairs to see Tim Horjus’ Solo Exhibition, have a drink in the Marquee Lounge and admire my photographs adorning the walls, THEN proceed to the Theater for a live performance by SECRET MOUNTAINS AND ARBOURETUM!!! AND, YES, THAT’S FREE TOO!!!

see you soon!

23 Jul 2012


NYC: SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 2012 from 6-11pm
Hot Wood Volume IV
The White Show
August 4th – September 30th
Gallery Hours Fridays 12-4, Saturdays & Sundays 12-6
Hot Wood Art Center 481 Van Brunt 9B, 2nd flr, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

In the Gallery:
Alessandra Torres
Charles Evans
Will Hutnick
Jill Hotchkiss
Katie Zazenski
June Kim

This Saturday, August 4 is the big night! We have been working so hard on the new Hot Wood Arts Center, and we are finally ready to open its doors! We’d love for you to come celebrate with us and enjoy our first show in the new space!

Hot Wood Arts is located at 481 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn. We are in the warehouse building right across from Fairway Market. Go through the iron gate at the very end of Van Brunt Street and walk to the left in between the two warehouse buildings. Whe
n you get to the canal – you’ll see the New York Water Taxis – take another left and walk up the alley behind the building. Hot Wood is Unit 9B, on the second floor!

Join us at 6:00pm for the gallery opening, and a huge line up of amazing musicians who will be performing the entire White Album by The Beatles.

At 11:00, the party will move to the roof deck at Rocky Sullivans up the street.
Located at 34 Van Dyke Street
(5 minute walk from our show)

Thanks for your support, everyone!

Opening Reception:
Performance By Performance Artist Quinn Dukes

On the stage, The White Album performed by:
Rob Ritchie
Mason Ingram
Matt Basile
Mike Beck
Eric Marshall
Josh Hoisington
Jarina De Marco
Cara Salimando
Kanene Pipkin
Jason Pipkin
Simon Spire
Adam Sullivan
Paul Holmes
Melanie Penn
Casey Shea
Austin Rowan
Logan Baldwin
Trisha Ivy
Greg Ritchie
Zack Lober

Music provided by DJ Zack Lober

For more info please visit out website at, or join our facebook page at

BALTIMORE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 2012 from 6-8pm
CREATIVE ALLIANCE, MAIN GALLERY 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD
Come see me & my new piece entitled, “I LOVE YOU”

25 Feb 2012

The Making of “Bomba y Plena”

Enormous Thanks to Ken Martin, Professor Extraordinaire of MICA’s Sculpture/Wood Department and R. Thomas Frock, Inc in Baltimore, Maryland.