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Downtown D.C. lacks any sort of arboreal retreat, but local artist Martine Workman has transformed the Flashpoint Gallery into a forest of sorts. She’s not bringing trees inside or gluing leaves to the walls—instead, she’ll create an environment inspired by the woods, displaying her books and zines full of nature images, small mixed-media sculptures, and an animated video- game installation. She’s inspired by the way light shines through trees (something she took away from seven years of living in the Pacific Northwest) and the way drawings change when they go from one medium to another. To this end, she’s also included a few of her own drawings inspired by old masters and Japanese woodblock prints. Visitors are encouraged to interact with Workman’s pieces, creating an immersive environment much like a walk in the woods. The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. to Dec. 20 at Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St. NW. Free. (202) 315-1305. culturaldc.org.