Exhibit: ‘Reverb + Echo: A Haitian Landscape’
Americans were held rapt by the images that came out of Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake: destruction on a scale unlike anything we had seen since 9/11, violence, perseverance, devastation. The images were so ubiquitous and draining that Americans eventually tuned out. Two years later, Haiti is a different place. Photographers Jenna Crowder and Keith Lane have made several trips to the country since the earthquake, with Mr. Lane photographing “the quieter areas of the chaos,” such as schools, small shops and the countryside. Ms. Crowder’s work, meanwhile, incorporates typography and textures.
Through Jan. 28 at Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW
Class: Mural painting
While it’s never too soon to introduce your child to the joys of volunteering, you may not want to drag your 5-year-old to a soup kitchen. (It’s best to save that experience for when he or she is 16 and trying to pad a college application.) The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop offers something much more suitable for youngsters in its mural-painting workshop. Murals by Kids for Kids presents D.C. youth with the chance to paint murals based on artwork submitted by children from around the world. The murals made in D.C. are then sent back, in a sort of artistic exchange. Upon completion, this month’s mural will be headed to an AIDS orphanage in Mumbai, India.
Jan. 14 at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE
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