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"Sarah Sleeping" is an oil on canvas painting by Steven Walls, one of nine in his upcoming solo exhibit in Alexandria.
Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center
"Sarah Sleeping" is an oil on canvas painting by Steven Walls, one of nine in his upcoming solo exhibit in Alexandria.

July 19: Soul on Fire The Musical

As a child, playwright and composer Tyrone Stanley witnessed the sexual abuse of a family member at the hands of a trusted friend. His play Soul on Fire The Musical tells the story of a young girl who takes matters into her own hands when the justice system fails to address the assault that shattered her life. The show makes its D.C. debut this Saturday at The Kennedy Center at 7:30 p.m. Stanley says the message is that sexual assault is a universal problem.

“Everyone, no matter what your demographic background is, has been touched by sexual abuse and rape in some way,” he says. “It’s everyone’s dilemma. It’s everyone’s problem and we need to band together and face it together.”

July 19-August 31: Steven Walls: Transient States

North Carolina-based artist Steven Walls is bringing nine of his large-scale, figurative paintings to Alexandria for a solo show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery. Steven Walls: Transient States explores the spaces between perception, reality, dreams and memory. The exhibit will be on view this Saturday through August 31.

Music: “Don’t Ever Leave [Instrumental]” by Smile Empty Soul

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