Because People are People- NSLC Edition

From June 28 to July students flooded the American University campus for the second session of the Journalism, Film, and Media Arts session of the NSLC program. Here are some of their stories:  “My dream is to become a best-selling novelist and write a book that has an impact on everyone who reads it.” Abby…

The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center is showing six exhibits this summer.

Couple’s love and love of art on display at American University Museum

WASHINGTON–An overly-confident, extroverted poet and a timid, war-torn artist found a similar passion for mystical literature that flourished into one artistic relationship. Ten years after the death of 80-year-old Jess Collins, an artist, an art exhibit opens that gives a closer and detailed look into their relationship in the early 1950s called “An Opening of…

Fort Reno Park concert stage readies for performers after controversy nearly stopped it. Photo by Brenda Vega.

The bands play on: Fort Reno concerts start after controversy

The decades-old Fort Reno concert series kicked off Monday after security costs threatened to cancel the annual community event this year. The event, which has been held annually since 1968 and takes place at Fort Reno Park in Tenleytown, was abruptly cancelled June 26, generating backlash from community members and a plea to reopen from D.C.’s Congresswoman…

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Local art framed at the Katzen Arts Center

WASHINGTON–A photograph of SpaghettiOs hangs against the wall. Paintings of bare women, one smoking a cigarette, line a nearby hallway. A portrait of a cowboy, made of colors and oils, is framed and hung. These are just some of the many works on display this summer in sixth temporary exhibits at the Katzen Arts Center on…

A sculpture at BK Adams' Mynd Alive exhibit at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

Messages hidden in metal

WASHINGTON—Splatters of paint, hardware formed in unconventional ways, a message hidden within metal. These are what consist of BK Adams’ latest exhibit, Mynd Alive, on display this summer at the Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C. In his artist statement about his works, which are outside in the sculpture garden at Katzen,…

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Local teen guitarist rising to the top

POTOMAC, MD. — When Reilly Martin was 3 years old, he would spend his time watching Raffi videos on TV while strumming along with his plastic guitar. Fourteen years later, Martin has become a well-known guitarist in the D.C. area and regularly performs in front of hundreds of people, oftentimes with some of today’s most…