WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
Children's faces and faceless men help shape stencil artist Joe Iurato's argument that we must get back up again after falling down.
Joe Iurato
Children's faces and faceless men help shape stencil artist Joe Iurato's argument that we must get back up again after falling down.

A learning process, a writer’s nightmare and Zydeco Trouble.

(Aug. 30-Sept. 12) Fall and Rise

Stencil artist Joe Iurato channeled the process of learning how to walk while working on Fall and Rise, showing through mid-September at Art Whino in National Harbor. He presents children, faceless men, ropes and chains in his exploration of how we must get back up again after falling down.

(Aug. 30-Sept. 5) Keeping up with the Coen Brothers

The AFI Silver in Silver Spring is Keeping Up with the Coen Brothers through Labor Day. You can catch screenings of The Man Who Wasn't There and True Grit later in the week. Tonight it’s 1991's Barton Fink. The brothers Coen came up with the idea for the film about a playwright suffering from writer's block while they were actually suffering from writer's block. It went on to win the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

(Aug. 31) Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

If you appreciate the sounds of the Crescent City there's Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble tomorrow night at Artisphere's ballroom in Arlington. Taylor is touring the country in an attempt to bring the accordion back with a blend of Louisiana blues, soul and zydeco sounds.

Music: "Get On Boy" by Keith Frank

NPR

Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
NPR

U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.
NPR

Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.