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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 26

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Ann Piper's 'Flytrap' is part of 'Fears & Phobias' at Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Ann Piper's 'Flytrap' is part of 'Fears & Phobias' at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

(Jan. 26-Feb. 19) Targeting Fears & Phobias
Fears. Phobias. Chances are you have them. Chances are you wouldn’t like to spend too much time creating art inspired by them. Twenty-one brave souls from across the country have done just that. Fears & Phobias features paintings, photos, textiles, sculptures, prints and videos exploring that which scares for your viewing pleasure at Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria through late February.

(Jan. 25-Mar. 4) A Skull in Connemara
Baltimore’s Center Stage has some theater that may scare through early March. A Skull in Connemara depicts four lonely, lovable misfits digging for the truth in a small Irish town. They end up discovering much more than they bargained for - including a murder.

(Jan. 27-Mar. 11) SIGNAL.to.NOISE
While you’re in Baltimore, the Maryland Institute College of Art opens SIGNAL.to.NOISE Friday. Charm City musician and artist Jason Sloan takes undesirable noise like tape hiss and radio static and makes the argument that they’re sounds worthy of your attention.

Music: “Love What Happened Here” by James Blake

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