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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 5

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Tom Kenyon's block prints mix paint with fictional newspaper articles about his grandfather's car company.
Waverly Street Gallery
Tom Kenyon's block prints mix paint with fictional newspaper articles about his grandfather's car company.

Mar. 5-Apr. 6: Dreams of Speed - 2
Tom Kenyon says his grandfather's auto business — the Kenyon Motor Company — never actually raced cars. But that didn't stop the artist and car enthusiast from using his imagination. The wheels started turning for Dreams of Speed - 2 when Kenyon built a 1940's-era belly tank racer out of wood, metal and canvas. The result is parked in Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda through April 6, and if it weren't for the cardboard tires, you might believe it's real. Kenyon supplements the model car with prints and collages made from fabricated newspaper articles about the Kenyon Motor Company's invented racing exploits.

Mar. 5-Apr. 21: Korean Film Festival DC 2013 
You can enjoy some foreign cinema at The Korean Film Festival DC 2013, which runs through April 21 and is bringing 20 classic and contemporary films to three venues in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. The festival is co-presented by the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Silver Spring's AFI Silver Theatre.

Music: "Black Devil Car (Instrumental)" by Jamiroquai

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