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Like other examples of Damen's work in The Body Beautiful, Say Cheese reflects an adolescent point-of-view and explores childhood identity.
Photo courtesy of Jessica Damen
Like other examples of Damen's work in The Body Beautiful, Say Cheese reflects an adolescent point-of-view and explores childhood identity.

Oct. 1-Jan. 5, 2014: Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series
Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series opens today at The Phillips Collection, where you can check it out through January 5. The exhibit presents work by emerging Pakistani artists and students, who came together during a series of workshops focusing on art and social change. Through collaboration, participants created visual narratives about identity, personal struggle, and Pakistani history.

Oct. 3-25: The Body Beautiful
Starting this Thursday you can celebrate the human form at the Capitol Arts Network’s October show, The Body Beautiful, a juried exhibition of photography, painting and mixed media. Featured artist Jessica Damen says the way she paints people is very expressive. She says, “I’m very interested in using the paint to describe muscles, and you get a real sense of the energy coming out of the body.” You can see Damen’s dream-like paintings and more through October 25 in Rockville.

Music: “Your Body (Instrumental)” by Pretty Ricky

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