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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, January 29

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David Hicks' "Cascade" is just one of the ceramic wall installations you can expect to see in Nucleus.
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David Hicks' "Cascade" is just one of the ceramic wall installations you can expect to see in Nucleus.

Jan. 29-Feb. 28: Nucleus
You can visit the Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Northwest through February 28 to see Nucleus, an exhibit featuring new ceramic sculpture by David Hicks. The California-based artist draws inspiration from agricultural elements in his organic wall installations, which include colorful yet muted gourd-like objects that protrude or hang from metal fixtures.

Jan. 29-Feb. 2: The Jazz/Blues Project
The Washington Ballet presents The Jazz/Blues Project tonight with a preview performance. The show officially opens tomorrow and runs through February 2 at Sidney Harman Hall in Northwest. The mixed repertory program pays homage to the Jazz era with Trey McIntyre’s “Blue Until June,” Val Caniparoli’s “Bird’s Nest” and the world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “PRISM,” along with guest appearances by E. Faye Butler and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.

Music: “Cool Blues” by Charlie Parker


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