WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 31

Play associated audio
You could have a quality portrait waiting for you on your favorite street corner very soon. Yes, you!
Katarina Price Photography
You could have a quality portrait waiting for you on your favorite street corner very soon. Yes, you!

(Aug. 31) AS IS
AS IS is an “Urban Portrait Project,” which is to say Washington portrait artist Nicole Bourgea walked the streets of this city, met random strangers, and made them - and the surroundings where their paths crossed - the subjects of large-scale paintings. On October 1, Bourgea plans on placing the portraits back at the locations where she first met the individuals with a sign stating, “If this is you, the painting is yours to take.” It’s all an experiment in actually noticing people and resisting increasingly digital-based human interaction. There’s one chance to see the entire collection before it’s given away and it’s tonight at 8 at The Dunes in Columbia Heights.

(Sept. 1) Fun? Sun? DC Blues Festival.
You may have noticed it’s September tomorrow. And Labor Day on Monday. Among other things, this means you have precious few opportunities to get outside to enjoy concerts, and art festivals, and films. Rock Creek Park’s final event of the season is Saturday. The 24th Annual DC Blues Festival brings a bevy of local talent to the Carter Barron Amphitheatre from noon to about dusk.

Music:“Drift Dive” by The Antlers

NPR

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
NPR

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
NPR

With Trump In Scotland, Clinton Steps Up Barrage Against His 'Brexit' Response

After the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Trump spoke on the move at his remodeled Scottish golf course. Clinton used those remarks as fodder for a message her campaign has been pushing hard.
NPR

President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

Leave a Comment

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