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Posted at 4:25 PM ET, 07/ 6/2006

Film Series and First Fridays

By Julia Beizer

It may have been a short week, but I couldn't be more psyched that Friday's around the corner. Tomorrow night you can go gallery-hopping in Dupont and check out exhibits of cartoons and works by local artists. Read on for highlights and a link to our gallery map.

Several galleries -- Kathleen Ewing, Marsha Mateyka and Conner Contemporary among them -- will not stay open for the early evening gallery romp. Nevertheless, good things are still in store. "After the Storm," an exhibition of work by Mississippi artists who were displaced by Katrina, showcases photography, painting and ceramic works. Florence Putterman's bright abstract paintings are on view at Gallery 10 and the new members of the Studio Gallery make their debut on the R Street walls with photographic and painted works.

Provisions Library launches a film series tomorrow night in conjunction with its exhibition of political cartoons and protest posters, "Drawing Back." Tomorrow night's offering -- a documentary about the creator of the Tintin strip -- premieres nationally on PBS Tuesday, July 11, but visitors to Provisions can get a sneak peak. If you'd also like to check out the political cartoons, I'd advise getting there at least a half-hour before the film starts at 7 p.m. Once people start sitting down, it's tough to check out the artwork.

I've said it before in this space, but I think the best way to check out First Friday is to wander around Connecticut and R Street and see who's open. Our handy map will help lead you on your way.

--Julia

By Julia Beizer  | July 6, 2006; 4:25 PM ET
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If you're serious about going to First Fridays, I'd advise calling the galleries before you go. I went to Dupont Circle this past Friday for the event and was highly disappointed because seven of the galleries I tried to visit were closed for one reason or another. If your main draw to the event is a post-gallery walk dinner at Bistro du Coin, then you have nothing to worry about; but if you really want to check out the artwork, I'd call before heading over.

Posted by: skn02 | July 9, 2006 7:03 PM | Report abuse

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