WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 31

Play associated audio
 
"Cossack," a surreal oil painting by local artist Martin Swift, is just one of the works featured in Hot, Hot, Hot.
 
Photo courtesy of Foundry Gallery
  "Cossack," a surreal oil painting by local artist Martin Swift, is just one of the works featured in Hot, Hot, Hot.  

Jul. 31-Sept. 1: Hot, Hot, Hot
You can see a juried exhibit featuring work by nearly 20 local artists at The Foundry Gallery in Northwest, where Hot, Hot, Hot opens today. Watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings converge with drawings and mixed media art in this eclectic selection of work that includes everything from traditional Chinese brush painting, to the abstract and the surreal, to a highly-detailed pencil portrait. You can check it out through September 1.

Jul. 30-Aug. 31: Hydrotherapy
Feeling the heat? You can dive into an exhibit of small paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Huey at D.C.’s Heiner Contemporary through August 31. In Hydrotherapy, the artist trades sanitariums and institutions for resort spas, treatment centers and secluded getaways as she explores the connection between the human psyche and community, architecture and nature.

Music: “When the Water Whispers (Instrumental)” by Flight Brigade

NPR

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
NPR

Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
NPR

5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
NPR

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

Leave a Comment

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