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Brett John Johnson (standing, left) leads a public discussion of the "D.C. Emerging" art show at VisArts gallery in Rockville, Md. Crane sculptures on the left are by Sean Lundgren. Paintings in the center are by Mike Dowley, and the painting on the right is by Mariah Ann Johnson. All five artists in the show live in the D.C. area.
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Brett John Johnson (standing, left) leads a public discussion of the "D.C. Emerging" art show at VisArts gallery in Rockville, Md. Crane sculptures on the left are by Sean Lundgren. Paintings in the center are by Mike Dowley, and the painting on the right is by Mariah Ann Johnson. All five artists in the show live in the D.C. area.

One of the artists, Mariah Ann Johnson, has a display of paintings depicting memories of different kitchens.

"Sometimes exciting, good things happen," says Johnson. "Sometimes messes happen. Sometimes things catch on fire, you know. Interesting, cool things happen in the kitchen, kind of like the studio I guess."

Mike Dowley, an artist based in McLean, Va., says his landscapes are inspired bylocal parks.

"Heading toward Great Falls is, I think, just one of the most beautiful areas in the country," he says.

And faucets spewing puddles of fabric are the work of Rockville sculptor Maggie Gourlay.

"Art isn't what's out there," she says. "It's what the spectator sees."

The exhibit is running now through Aug. 11. On Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., the gallery will host a reception and rooftop party with the artists that will be open to the public.

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