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A print from American printmaker John Taylor Arms (1887–1953.)
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A print from American printmaker John Taylor Arms (1887–1953.)

(May 9-November 27) GOTHIC SPIRIT, EPIC ART Washington printmaker John Taylor Arms spent most of his artistic career trying to capture the immense beauty of monumental structures. He made several trips to France, Spain, and Italy to draw and etch medieval cathedrals, finding glory in the bygone eras that endured in European architecture. The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms is showing at the National Gallery of Art through November.

(May 13-14) POTOMAC WILD For some less gothic art you can take in the 5th annual Potomac Wildlife Art & Decoy Show this Friday and Saturday in La Plata. All sorts of waterfowl art is accompanied by the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Band and cocktails.

(May 10-12) THREE STORIES OF GALICIA Three Stories of Galicia premieres tomorrow night at Washington’s E Street Cinema. Two local filmmakers produced the feature documentary that offers a glimpse into the courageous actions taken by three Eastern Europeans who overcame immense prejudice during World War II. The film screens Wednesday in Baltimore and Thursday in Bethesda.

Music: "Cat's Cry" by Alabaster Skeleton

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