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CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS "Erick Jackson," through Saturday. New paintings, drawings and a site-specific installation. "Ken Ashton," through Saturday. Recent photographs. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-0022.

-- CONNER "Like Water in Water," Saturday through July 25. An exhibition of screen prints and sculptures by Kenny Hunter. "The Last Viking," through July 25. New painting by Nathaniel Rogers along with sculpture from Kenny Hunter. 1358-60 Florida Ave. NE. 202-588-8750.

CURATOR'S OFFICE "Chris Scarborough: Pastoralia," through June 6. A faux theme park environment is created through drawing, painting and photography. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-387-1008.

DISTRICT FINE ARTS "Personal Geography" and "Don't Fence Me In," through Saturday. Photography by Nancy Ostertag and MH Swift. 1639 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-328-9100.

EDISON PLACE GALLERY "Art Into Life, Life Into Art," through June 26. A 25-year survey of the career of Lou Kaplan, a painter active in the D.C. art community. Works include abstract-expressionist-influenced paintings, figurative works, prints and small works on paper. 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-872-3396.

EMBASSY OF CHILE "Urban Portraits," through June 19. An exhibition of photography by Pilar Vergara. 1732 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-530-4118.

EMBASSY OF FINLAND "MyHelsinki," through Sunday. Twelve Washingtonians present their interpretations of the Finnish capital. 3301 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-298-5838.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD "New Floral Compositions by Robert Kushner," through Sept. 14. Kushner's recent paintings present new directions in his art, including the introduction of geometrized patterns in the backgrounds of his new floral compositions. "Recent Acquisitions," through Sept. 14. A highlight of recent gifts to the Fine Arts Program at the Federal Reserve Board. 20th and C streets NW. 202-452-3778.

FLASHPOINT "Non-Places," through June 6. Trevor Young's exhibition features paintings of spaces, such as airports or hotels, that lack meaning or emotion. 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1305.

-- FOUNDRY "The Corner of a Room and Other Spaces," Wednesday through June 28. Works by Cavan Fleming, inspired by discoveries made during the artist's aimless walks. "Mother Nature & Friends," through Sunday. Collages by Patricia Zannie. 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203.

G FINE ART "Jefferson Pinder and Jose Ruiz," through Sunday. A collaborative, mixed-media show. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-462-1601.

-- GALLERY 10 "Small Scale -- Large Scale," Wednesday through June 27. Collages on paper by Anne J. Banks. "Wind and Weather and Remembering the Glaciers," through Saturday. Sculpture by Sarah Stout. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. "Jules Olitski: An Inside View," through July 3. A survey of the artist's work from 1954 to 2007. 805 21st St. NW. 202-994-1525.

GOETHE-INSTITUT "Icons of a Border," through June 12. Students use photography to examine the lingering legacy of the Berlin Wall in the German capital. 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200.

GOVINDA GALLERY "Fresh New Paintings," through June 13. An exhibition of 12 new canvas works by Carlotta Hester. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

HAMILTONIAN GALLERY "Hamiltonian Group Show," through June 6. Works by the gallery's 10 fellows and Pyramid Atlantic printmaker Helen Frederick. 1353 U St. NW. 202-332-1116.

HEMPHILL "During the Wet: Aboriginal Bark Paintings From Western Arnhem Land, Maningrida," through Saturday. "Endeavor," through Saturday. New encaustic paintings by Robin Rose. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601.

INTERNATIONAL ARTS & ARTISTS' HILLYER ART SPACE "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God," through June 26. Frank Warren's art project that became a cultural phenomenon displays anonymous and often-profound messages inscribed on postcards. 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. 202-338-0680.

JERUSALEM FUND "Landscapes of Desire," through Friday. John Halaka's drawings are inspired by the ruins of war. 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.

LONG VIEW GALLERY "Haunted," through June 13. A portraiture exhibit by Mary Chiaramonte. 1302 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4788.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL "Life Unrolled," through June 30. Large ceiling-to-floor drawings resemble Asian scrolls. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-554-8588.

MARSHA MATEYKA Sam Gilliam, through June 27. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER "Metropolis Now! Chinese Contemporary Artists Reflect on City Life and Globalization," through July 26. Chinese contemporary artists address the enormous changes taking place in China's cities especially the major art centers of Beijing and Shanghai. 1624 Crescent Pl. NW. 202-667-6800.

MOMENTO ART GALLERY "Back and Forth," through Saturday. Sculptures by Wendy Ross. 2141 Wisconsin Ave. NW.. 202-333-3308.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, KECK CENTER "The Last Steam Railroad in America," through June 15. The photographs of O. Winston Link capture the last days of the steam operation on the N&W Railway in the late 1950s. 500 Fifth St. NW. 202-334-2436.

NATIONAL ZOO Open indefinitely: Amazonia Science Gallery and Habitat: "Vanishing Pollinators"; "The Bird of Paradise Lost." 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4800.

PARISH "Masters for the First Family," through June 16. One in a series of exhibitions intended to acknowledge and present the significant contributions made by artists of the African diaspora. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

PASS GALLERY Group Show Spring 2009, through Saturday. A collection of new works by Michael Gessner, Mark Planisek, Albert Schweitzer and others. 1617 S St. NW. 202-745-0796.

STUDIO "APARTE," through June 20. Works by Thierry Guillemin. "Immortal Coils," through June 20. Micheline Klagsbrun explores the concept of transformation through the processes of rebirth, chaos and creation. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

SUSAN CALLOWAY "Recent Paintings," through June 6. New works by landscape artist Ed Cooper. 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-965-4601.

THE CORNER STORE "Retold Tales," through June 7. An exhibition by Ellen Cornett. 900 South Carolina Ave. SE. 202-544-5807.

TOUCHSTONE "Women: Vis-à-Vis," through June 7. Work by Mary Trent Scott, Teresa Roberts Logan, Wendy Plotkin-Mates, Haydeh Rastin, Marjolein van Milligen and Marion van Ruiten. "Word and Image," through June 7. New collage work by Mary Trent Scott. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

TRANSFORMER GALLERY "Domesticated," through June 20. Photographs of men in domestic settings question how various contexts affect the appearance of sexuality and masculinity. 1404 P St. NW. 202-483-1102.

TRYST COFFEEHOUSE AND BAR "Latifah Shay," through Tuesday. Paintings and collage. 2459 18th St. NW. 202-232-5500.

WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY "Ephemera: Shadows and Transparencies," through Sunday. Work by local artist Martha Oatway. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

WHITE HOUSE VISITORS CENTER Open indefinitely: "Furnishing the Nation's Home: Treasures From the President's House"; "The Presidential Seal"; "White House Pets." 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-208-1631.


AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS "Cosmic Curiosities," through Oct. 16. Paintings by Gay Glading and sculptures by Josh Simpson. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

ANNE SMITH ANTIQUES "American Artists: 1920-1950," through July 11. A collection emphasizing outdoor spring and summer activities pursued during and after World War II. 222 W. Read St., Baltimore.

-- ANNMARIE GARDEN "Wild Things," Sunday through Aug. 31. A folkloric exhibit exploring the kingdom of animals, real and imagined. "Sailor Made: The Art of the Woolie," through July 5. Unique hand-sewn ship portraits by mid-19th-century British sailors. 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640.

ARTESANOS DON BOSCO "Tuesday Studio Artists," through June 30. Acrylic, oil, watercolor and photographic works by Carol McGraw, Sally Murray, Bert Wallace and Robin McElfatrick. 828 S. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-563-4577.

-- ARTISTS' GALLERY "Mixed Media," Monday through June 26. Donni Dingman's art incorporates experiences from travel, nature and the outdoors. "People in Special Places," through Friday. Landscapes on canvas by Nancy Lee Davis. American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. 410-740-8249.

ARTISTS' GALLERY "ImmixRemix," through Sunday. Christine Hahn and Jayson Swafford turn the mundane and familiar into new creations. 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187.

ARTS BARN Land scape paintings and sculptures, through June 28. Works by Haixia Liu, Glenn Kessler and Barry Woods Johnston. 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

BOHRER PARK Olney Art Association, through July 12. 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6 394.

BROOKSIDE GARDENS "Wings of Fancy," through Sept. 20. The annual live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit. 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

CALVART GALLERY "More From Four," through June 7. Watercolors by Mary Blumberg, jewelry by Kennedi Milan, ceramics by Ellen Robinson and mixed media by J. Luray Schaffner. Route 4 and Duke Street, Prince Frederick. 410-257-7005.

DESIGN STUDIO ART GALLERY "Art of the Latos Ladies," through Sunday. A mother-daughter exhibit featuring work by Suzanna, Jessica and Julie Latos. 5702 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-4907.

-- FRASER "Bethesda Painting Awards," Wednesday through July 4. The annual competition, produced by the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District, is open to artists residing in Maryland, the District and Virginia. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

GALLERY, SECOND FLOOR "Influence," through July 19. Rulei Bu and his students exhibit their paintings and drawings. 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.

GALLERY NEPTUNE "Ed Bisese," through Saturday. Paintings and graphite drawings. 5001 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

-- GLEN ECHO PARK "Potomac to Paris," through Sunday. Barbara Mandel and Ann Schaefer display paintings of France, Italy, Ireland, Mexico and Senegal. Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-371-5593.

GLEN ECHO PARK "Young Photographers 2009," through June 7. A juried exhibition of works by area students. Photoworks Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2274.

GLEN ECHO PARK "30 Years of Clay," through Sunday. Recent work celebrating the pottery program at Glen Echo. Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222.

GLENVIEW MANSION "Rockville Art League," through Tuesday. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

GOVINDA GALLERY AT NATIONAL HARBOR "Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley," through July 4. A collection of never-before-seen photographs taken during the legendary musician's famed 1977 "Exodus" tour in Jamaica. 120 American Way, National Harbor. 202-333-1180.

-- COMMUNITY ART GALLERY "Moods of Nature," Monday through July 31. Gwen Lewis, Angelique Raptakis and Nikhil Bahl exhibit their photographs. Professional and Community Education Center, Community Art Gallery 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 301-754-7920 or 301-754-8800.

HOWARD COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS "Faux Fossil," through June 21. Photographic and mixed-media works by Jenée Mateer and Marcella Morgese. "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit," through June 21. A multimedia exhibition by the center's 14 resident artists. 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City. 410-313-2787.

-- KEFA CAFE "Heads Up!," Monday through June 24. Camellia Termini, photographer. 963 Bonfant St., Silver Spring. 301-589-9337.

KENTLANDS MANSION "Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Juried Exhibition," through Sunday. 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

LAKESIDE CAFE AND DELI "Meditative Places," through June 30. Work by painter, printmaker and bookmaker Joan Tarbell Plato. 10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. 301-498-3946.

MANSION AT STRATHMORE "Annual Congressional Art Competition," through Saturday. Works by high school artists from the 8th District sponsored by Rep. Chris Van Hollen. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

-- MARIN-PRICE "Jenness Cortez," Saturday through June 30. Still-life and landscapes. 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622.

MCBRIDE "Wildlife on Stage" and "Designs of Nature," through Oct. 30. Bronze statues by Sandy Scott and wildlife paintings by Paula Waterman. 215 Main St., Annapolis. 410-267-7077.

MFA CIRCLE GALLERY "Visions of Reality," through June 7. Interpretive works by residents of the Thomas Waxter Children's Center. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

MONTPELIER ARTS CENTER "Printmaking and Beyond," through June 5. Works by Wilfred Brunner, Joyce Jewell, Mary Staley and others. 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-377-7800.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER "Gloria Hynes," through Sunday. Nature photography. Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5760.

-- NORTH END GALLERY "Learning to Fly," Tuesday through June 28. Works by studio jeweler Kennedi Milan. 41652 Fenwick St., Leonardtown. 301-475-3130.

ORCHARD GALLERY "Renditions of Reality," through Saturday. Oil paintings by Anamario Hernandez. 7917 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. 240-497-1911.

-- OSUNA Carol Brown Goldberg, Saturday through July 31. A collection of the artist's recent works. 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4500.

PYRAMID ATLANTIC "Kevin Jerome Everson," through July 17. Films and artwork engage African American culture and art history. 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-608-9101.

-- RIVER ROAD UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH "Color and Light," Tuesday through June 28. The Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende is captured on film by photographer Duncan Whitaker. 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-0400.

SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER "Masked," through June 27. A group exhibition featuring works by more than a dozen women from the mid-Atlantic and beyond. 1427 Light St., Baltimore. 410-396-4641.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE "Sketchbook to Suspension: Trajectories in the Age of Synthesis," through June 11. Sixteen artists create works from sketchbooks made of everything from fabric and paper to pixels and video. 60 College Ave., Annapolis. 410-626-2556.

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE "Julie Simon," through July 16. An exhibition of digital photography expressing color, shape and movement. Student Center Gallery, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-837-6022.

VISARTS AT ROCKVILLE "Sc ulpting Time," through July 26. A juxtaposition of the permanent properties of sculptures with the transitory qualities of time. 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-820 0.

WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS "Three Maryland Artists," through June 14. A collection of works by John Ross Key, Hugh Bolton Jones and Clark Marshall; each artist's work captures the essence of a specific area of Maryland landscape. "Pennsylvania-German Vintage Hooked Rugs," through Aug. 9. "Animals in Art," through Aug. 23. A collection of works depicting members of the animal kingdom at work and play. 91 Key St., Hagerstown. 301-739-5727.

WAVERLY STREET "Botanical Transformations in Stone and Glass," through June 6. Stone carving by John Jayson Sonnier and blown glass by Jerry Hovanec. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-652-6794, 301-951-9441.

WORLD TRADE CENTER "Built to Last: 10 Enduring Landmarks of Baltimore's Central Business District," through June 28. A collection of more than 150 photographs pre-dating the 1900s, from notable Baltimore sites. Top of the World, 401 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-837-8439.


AHM FINE ART GALLERY "Shenandoah Park Through the Seasons," through Monday. Photographs by Chol Lee. 215 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-299-9389.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER "Spring Solos 2009," through June 6. The galleries twice-annual survey of the best emerging contemporary artists across the mid-Atlantic. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY "Taps." Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. 703-607-8052.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING "Lighten Up," through Monday. A group show including the work of 17 local artists. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

ARTS AFIRE "Light in Motion," through Friday. A juried exhibition of more than 30 local glass artists. 102 N. Fayette St., Alexandria. 703-838-9785.

BYRNE GALLERY "The Colors of Spring," through Sunday. Oil paintings of Virginia landscapes by Christopher Stephens. 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6986.

CENTURY 21 EXHIBIT SPACE "Through My Lens," through Sunday. Photographs of people, places and things. 1711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-524-8467.

COBBLESTONE "Paintings by Jing-Jy Chen," through Saturday. 213 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-3333.

DEL RAY ARTISANS "Bond for Life," through June 21. Works convey the emotions shared by humans and their pets. 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827.

FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER "Great Falls, Great Art," through July 10. 53 works by 14 local artists, including oil and watercolor, acrylic paintings and sculpture. 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. 703-324-3247.

-- GALLERY WEST "Alexandria and Beyond," Wednesday through July 5. Artwork celebrating the Washington area. "Earth's Bounty From Field to Feast," through Sunday. Watercolors by Mary B. Allen. 1213 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-6006.

HERMITAGE DESIGN "French Connection," through Saturday. Works by Leili Mohseni and Soheila Niknam. 6831 Tennyson Dr., McLean. 703-827-0066.

HUNTLEY MEADOWS PARK "Ado About N ature," through Sunday. Naturalist photographs by Jorja and Bob Feldman. 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Hybla Valley area. 703-768-25 25.

LOFT GALLERY "The Blue Door Collection," through Sunday. Paintings by Jan E. Moffatt. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS "Disambiguation: New Works by Franz Jantzen," through June 6. Large-scale digital image constructions. "Arches: Works by Roslyn Logsdon," through June 6. Studies of architectural spaces in recycled wool. "Undone: New Work by Aliza Lelah," through June 6. Figurative works in fiber. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

OLD TOWN HALL Fairfax Art League, through Wednesday. Works by featured artist Bonhee Ku. 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. 703-352-2787.

-- STACY'S COFFEE PARLOR Abrakadoodle Children's Art Show, Monday through June 30. Mixed-media works by toddlers through elementary school-aged students. 709 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-538-6266.

THE GARDEN KITCHEN RESTAURANT "Gesture Series," through Saturday. A series of etchings exploring human interactions by Roger Frey, with other works by David and Jane Ernst. 404 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-2848.

THE LYCEUM "Living Legends of Alexandria." 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-838-4994.

-- TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER "Fabrications," Thursday through July 6. Nancy Pane Fortwengler's solo show displays dresses, costumes and fabric in motion, while the presence of the human form is subtly implied. Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

TARGET GALLERY "Fresh: An Exhibition of Urban Contemporary Art," through Sunday. An exhibition that examines graffiti, pop art, figurative works and lowbrow concepts, all part of the urban contemporary art scene. Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4.

TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER "Stones and . . . Other Life Forms," through Sunday. Photographs by Grace Taylor and Clifford Wheeler. Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 312, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205.

TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER "Progression," through Monday. A solo show of abstract paintings by Suzanne Yurdin. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565.

VON BRAHLER "Dragons, Fairies and Lullabies," through June 21. An exhibition exploring the art of children's book illustration. 1437 Powhatan St., Alexandria. 703-798-8686.

WADDELL ART GALLERY "Geographies," through June 19. Kathleen Shafer's photography explores the landscapes of airfields, including Washington Dulles International Airport. 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. 703-450-2627.

WORKHOUSE ARTS CENTER "Numbers," through June 14. Artists from Studios 4 through 10 exhibit works derived from the number of their studio building. "Taking the 5th," through June 14. Twenty artists issue creative responses to the number 5 in honor of their new studio building, Studio 5. "Reform," through June 27. A group show featuring work by Workhouse members. 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-495-0001.

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