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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 25

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Caroline Brewer, Carrying Light
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August 26-Sept. 7: Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image and Word

Through text, photographs and carvings, a small village in Ghana is transported to ArtSpace Herndon. Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image and Word explores the people, places and customs in Konko. Opening tomorrow, the exhibit will be on display through September 7. Proceeds from sales of the artwork will be donated to a scholarship fund that provides tuition, housing and fees for students in the village to attend high school. You can attend a reception with the artists on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

August 25-Oct. 4: Cheap Thrills

Anacostia Arts Center presents Cheap Thrills, a group exhibition featuring work by more than 40 local artists. Curated by Molly Ruppert, the show includes sculpture, paintings and works on paper by both established and emerging artists. Tonight you can check it out while listening to a live performance by ska band Eastern Standard Time. The collection will be on view through October 4, and tonight’s reception starts at 6 p.m.

Music: “Shoot To Thrill” by Vitamin String Quartet

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