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Arts and Culture

Last Chance For Summer Exhibits

By Colin Redick

Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker

Photo: M. Lee Fatherree

This is the final chance to catch the summer exhibits currently showing at the American University Museum.

Robert Hudson and Richard Shaw: Collaborations and Paul Daniel: Kinetic Sculpture will close on August 9. Bay area-based Hudson and Shaw create sculptures that are explorations of glaze and porcelain art. Daniel's large, colorful sculptures, which are engineered to move with the wind, are on display in the Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden.

Six additional exhibits will close on August 16. Gary Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker is an opportunity to observe the craft of one of the most well-known contemporary studio furniture makers in the United States. The Washington Print Club's 20th Biennial, entitled Love: Let Me Count the Ways, boldly depicts the many faces of love, from the mythological to the maternal. Dirt is presented in a new light in Margaret Boozer: Dirt Drawings, which demonstrates the interaction of clay with its external environment, and acclaimed New York political cartoonist Jules Feiffer's work is presented retrospectively in Jules Feiffer: My Fellow Americans: 40 Years of Political Cartoons.

The exhibits closing August 16 also include two shows that explore arts' intersections with social issues and academic pursuits. Sipriz: The Haitian Sailing Project retraces Haitian refugees' dangerous voyage to Florida in words and pictures, and includes the boat on which they traveled, while the National Science Foundation's International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge exhibit creates a link between science and art. Its award-winning photographs, illustrations, graphics, and media offer proof that scientific images can be as visually engaging as they are academically useful.