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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 23

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The Fine Art Photography Exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon displays 35 hand-selected photos, including "Night Sparks" by Ryan Dunn.
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The Fine Art Photography Exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon displays 35 hand-selected photos, including "Night Sparks" by Ryan Dunn.

Apr. 23-May 26: Fine Art Photography Competition Exhibition
More than 75 local photographers entered their work in this year's Fine Art Photography Competition at ArtSpace Herndon, but Juror Barry Schmetter only named 35 as finalists. You can check out a showcase exhibit of the selected entries through May 26, and if you're curious about who will be taking home cash prizes, you can attend the reception and awards ceremony this Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Apr. 23-May 12: Latino/US Cotidiano
SPAIN arts & culture presents LATINO/US Cotidiano through May 12 at the former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. The exhibit explores the rapidly evolving nature of the Latino experience in America through work by a dozen photographers who evoke imagery of superheroes, telenovelas, and the Texas rodeo in their photos that simultaneously celebrate Latino culture, while displaying a distinctly American flavor.

Music: "Spanish Harlem" by Guitar Instrumental


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