WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug 7

Play associated audio
Scenes of Sublime Rupture are showing at Alexandria's Target Gallery.
Benjamin Duke
Scenes of Sublime Rupture are showing at Alexandria's Target Gallery.

(Aug. 7-Sept. 2) Chaos Theory
Benjamin Duke went from being a painting enthusiast in Utah, to studying painting in Maryland, to teaching painting in Michigan. The last time his luscious large-scale works showed in the region they won a competition over at Target Gallery in Alexandria. This time he gets his own show. Sublime Rupture is showing at Target through early September. The collection features highly saturated canvases depicting happy people in chaotic situations. You can meet Duke and discuss his work at a reception Thursday evening.

(Aug. 7-26) Canada’s Best
If you’re in North Bethesda on Thursday evening and see close to 100 Canadian youth milling about, don’t be alarmed. They’re in town to capture your imagination with their charm and classical performance. The Great White North’s internationally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra takes on Dvorak, Shostakovich, and others at Strathmore. If history’s any indication, you’re sure to see some of these young ones rising to the stratosphere of classical music stardom before long.

Music: “Bach: Concerto In C For 3 Harpsichords” by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

NPR

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
NPR

#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
NPR

Raucous, Repeated Chants Of 'Bernie' And 'Hillary' Fill Convention Hall On Day 1

Outside the convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders demonstrated against what they said was a rigged system, while the atmosphere turned chaotic inside the conventional hall.

NPR

The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous 90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

Leave a Comment

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