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Lenny Campello is best known in Washington art circles as a gallerist and as the voice behind the Daily Campello Art News blog, which he’s published since 2003. Now, for the first time since 2008, he’s the subject himself in a retrospective at Artists and Makers Studios 2. The work in the exhibit stretches back to Campello’s art school days and focuses on a couple of his far-ranging “artistic obsessions,” as he calls them, from Frida Kahlo to the Book of Genesis to the Picts of Scotland. Other works grapple with his autobiography, such as a work titled, “Cuban by Ancestry but American by the Grace of God.” Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to June 29, at Artists & Makers Studios 2, 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville. Free. (240) 437-9573. artistsandmakersstudios.com. (Louis Jacobson)
Don’t miss the summer solstice. Take advantage of the longest day of the year at five of the city’s best outdoor dining and drinking locales, including Columbia Room‘s punch garden, Vinoteca‘s back patio off U Street NW, Georgetown’s charming Chez Billy Sud, Osteria Morini‘s waterfront views in Navy Yard, or Perry’s twinkling-light rooftop in Adams Morgan. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Go back to the ’90s with songwriter Sheryl Crow, who plays her greatest hits, including “Everyday Is a Winding Road” and “Strong Enough,” at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $45–$95.
The National Museum of African Art opens a new multimedia exhibit, Jim Chuchu’s Invocations, featuring the Kenyan artist’s video art. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free.
Emerging New York-based vocalistElliot Moss performs at DC9 with opening act Francis Cone. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $13–$15.
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