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Children’s event: Drawn to Dogs

Summer is going to the dogs at the Strathmore Center. Through June, the Maryland concert hall and museum will display an exhibit of dog-related art, including an opening reception at which pet owners can bring their pooches. As part of the exhibit, the Strathmore invites children ages 6 to 11 to learn how to draw dogs modeled on presidential pets “using oil pastels, watercolor and wax resist techniques.”

Saturday at the Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Md.

Phone: 301/581-5109


Exhibit: ‘Memoirs of a Graffiti Writer’s Jail Time in Virginia’

In 2004, graffiti artist Mickael Broth got caught and was sentenced to 10 months in jail for public vandalism. While behind bars, Mr. Broth kept up with his art. Those 10 months produced not just pieces of art - which Mr. Broth made by soaking M&Ms in water and then using cotton swabs to paint with the candies’ colors - but also provided the seed for a memoir about incarceration.

Through May 13 at Artisphere’s Works in Progress Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.

Phone: 703/875-1100