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Nathan Manuel goes to everything: He’s at every opening, each lecture, all the auctions. The 29-year-old Dallas native is an artist who (among other stuff) makes multimedia drawings and collages, places them in natural settings, and photographs them. He’s shown at Transformer, DCAC, and David Adamson Gallery. Manuel intends to become a teacher—he’s completing a master’s in art education at the Corcoran College of Art & Design—but he appears destined to become a professional art scenester, albeit of the educational/administrative/paid variety. That he’s everywhere and that he’s serious distinguishes him from the fashionable set who tend to go to the Hirshhorn After Hours parties. Though he’s probably there, too.