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FRIDAY

Over the last year or so, the six Masters of Art have demonstrated that perhaps the greatest obstacle to showing art here in D.C. is not expense, but apathy. The Masters believe they should be able to show their work as frequently as they like, paying no mind to marketability, and their energetic group effort has produced exhibits in a number of alternative spaces. Although the Masters have united, there’s very little danger that the works presented in their latest show, “Big America” (on view to Aug. 2), will meld into a singular vision: Tim Pugh makes photographic images of city storefronts; guest artist Jack Hornady’s buoyant illustrations have a broad appeal and have been printed in the Baltimore Sun and the Washington City Paper; Anne Cooper, another guest exhibitor, creates futuristic transparent suits. You can judge their streetworthiness for yourself when they’re modeled at the exhibit’s opening reception from 7 p.m. to midnight at LIPA Gallery, 1635 Connecticut Ave. NW, Third Floor. Free. (202) 483-4655. (John Dugan)