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Alan Sislen, now a D.C.-area landscape and architectural photographer, lived in New York City in the 1990s and frequently commuted through the World Trade Center. Starting within four weeks of the Sept. 11 attacks, Sislen began to visit Ground Zero regularly to capture photographs of the devastation, especially ad-hoc tributes and memorials. Sislen says he found the process of documenting the landscape through photography cathartic. Now, as the 15th anniversary of the attack approaches, Sislen claims he only has a few more images he’d like to make. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Fridays through Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., to Oct. 16, at Multiple Exposures Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Free. (703) 838-4565. torpedofactory.org.(Louis Jacobson)
Newcomer RPM Italian just launched “Aperitivo Hour” weekdays from 4-6 p.m. Visit the scenester spot during these hours to try $7 “spritz” cocktails, $7 wines, $7 antipasti like black truffle stuffed pizza, and $4 small snacks called “cicchetti” like Provolone-stuffed peppers or fried olives. 601 Massachusetts Ave. NW, (301) 204-2504, rpmrestaurants.com. (Laura Hayes)
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