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Santana Miyazaki missed nothing on Sept. 12, 2001. The artist’s painting No Airplane in the Sky: Dupont Circle finds the intersection of R Street and Connecticut Avenue NW fairly desolate on the date. A woman is depicted reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X at Xando; while nothing seems particularly remiss near Tomate, a Washington Post headline that blares from a newspaper box in the foreground explains the lag at the usually bustling corner. Miyazaki leaves no detail unattended—except, charmingly, for the second “c” he excludes from the Connecticut Avenue street sign. The majority of his works on display at the Touchstone Gallery draw from street scenes in his Mount Rainier community: Miyazaki paints not just the snow emergency route signs and bus stops that line the roads but also more surreal elements than you’d expect to see in the ’burbs. The exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, to Saturday, Sept. 2, at Touchstone Gallery, 406 7th St. NW, 2nd Floor. Free. (202) 347-2787. (Kriston Capps)