WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 8

Play associated audio
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

NPR

Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
NPR

Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
NPR

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
NPR

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

Leave a Comment

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