"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Wednesday, September 1, 2010
(September 1-26) SCULPTING PRESENCE
Simultaneous Presence is an exhibit about contrasts coexisting. It’s a sculpture exhibit at Baltimore’s Evergreen House, it connects the local history of that place to global narratives and the conflicting meanings that evokes. The works are made of all kinds of media: clay, lace, metal, light, even vegetables. On view through September 26th.
(September 1) GREEK GUINNESS And Northwest Washington’s Avalon Theatre spends the first Wednesday of each month screening the best of Greek cinema. Tonight, it’s 2009’s Guinness, in which a charming gambler on the lam ends up at a remote tavern where he attracts the attention of the owner’s unhappy wife.
(September 2 - January 2011) A REAL RENAISSANCE MAN Andrea Palladio may be the most influential renaissance artist you've never heard of. He reinterpreted ancient Greek and Roman architecture into a contemporary form, so our classical buildings and monuments owe him a lot. You can connect with this link between civilizations through some of his 500-year-old sketches and writings at Washington’s National Building Museum. Palladio and His Legacy is on tomorrow through January
(background music: “In Space” by Royksopp)
Lee Calhoun, a former associate of the D.C. businessman at the center of a wide-ranging investigation into D.C. corruption, is said to have made campaign contributions in the names of other people.