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Leslie Blackmon's crocheted sheep version of Louis Armstrong is on display at Alexandria's Art League Gallery.
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Leslie Blackmon's crocheted sheep version of Louis Armstrong is on display at Alexandria's Art League Gallery.

(May 23-June 6) BAA-MERICA Multimedia fiber artist Leslie Blackmon gets crafty and unconventional in "Baa-merica! Icons Revisited". Jackson Pollock, Dolly Parton, and a host of other notable types are portrayed as intricately crocheted sheep sculptures at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria through June 6.

(May 24-28) IT HAPPENED IN SWAMPOODLE The storied H Street shantytown known as Swampoodle was home to swamps, puddles, D.C.'s Irish immigrants, and a number of historic concerts and political rallies. Swampoodle is explored in an eponymous play through Saturday at the historic Uline Arena in Northeast Washington.

(May 23) ART AND POLITICS A down economy means a lot of things for a lot of people; for artists it’s typically less patronage and funding. Art experts from the Smithsonian, Georgetown University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities get together tonight to discuss this and other challenges facing American artists during Art and Politics: Rethinking Arts Policy and Cultural Diplomacy at Washington's National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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