It’s definitely worth your time to hear directly from an artist about his or her vision, process, peers, and end products—especially one as talented and identifiable as portrait artist Shelly Mosman. Tonight the American Society of Media Photographers hosts a discussion with Mosman, whose stunning portrait photographs take traditional poses and add brilliant flourishes, including backgrounds that can fully immerse the subject, standout elements like animals, and even the stylings of the people in the pictures themselves. 7-9 PM. $15 public, free for ASMP memebers.Kaylee Worthington

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