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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 8

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Brenda Kingery integrates aspects of her own native culture in works such as "Red Face".
Susan Calloway Fine Arts
Brenda Kingery integrates aspects of her own native culture in works such as "Red Face".

May. 8-Jun. 16: Beneatha's Place
You can see Beneatha's Place, a new work by playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah that follows an African-American woman as she confronts questions of identity, community and legacy. The play is presented in rotating repertory with Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris as part of The Raisin Cycle at Baltimore's Centerstage. Directed by Derrick Sanders, both plays were inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, and run through June 16.

May 10-Jun. 8: Poetic Visions
Starting this Friday, you can see Poetic Visions, an exhibit featuring work by Brenda Kingery, who uses acrylic, oil and found objects in her mixed media paintings. The well-traveled artist, who was born into the Chickasaw Nation, recounts stories from her childhood in her work, which celebrates the shared history of indigenous cultures. The exhibit will be up at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown through June 8.

Music: "Blister In the Sun" by Vitamin String Quartet


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