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The Art Scene

Dec 14, 2011 06:59PM ● By Anonymous
If you're one of the average folks like me, probably not as much as you'd like to. But, in this time of holiday rushes and dropping temperatures, try making it a point to go. Believe me, you have plenty to choose from. Click through to see a list of the area's current exhibitions.

Anne Arundel County

Small Gems Show is an exhibit of small scale artworks by McBride Gallery artists and Guest Artists. At McBride Gallery, Annapolis. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sun. 12–5:30 p.m. Thurs. til 9 p.m. Close at 2:30 p.m. on 12/24. Closed Christmas. Through 12/31. 410-267-7077.

Fables and Fantasy is a solo show by Victor Nizovtsev. At McBride Gallery, Annapolis.Through 12/4. See above.

Winter Artisan Boutique featuring an eclectic group of original work by local talent. At West Annapolis Art Works, Annapolis. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed 12/25 and 12/26. Through 1/30. 410-295-7045.

The Splendid Table is an exhibit of handcrafted dinnerware and complimentary serving pieces presented by the Potters Guild of Annapolis. At West Annapolis Art Works, Annapolis. Through 1/7. See above.

Utopias: New Visions and Better Places in Contemporary Art is a national juried show. This year's juror is Jeffery Cudlin, Professor of Curatorial Studies, Md Institute, College of Art. At the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold. Mon.Fri. 9 a.m.5 p.m. Wed. 69 p.m. Through 12/9. 410-777-2222.

Camougraphy in Cartopolis is an exhibition of collage work by artist Anna Fine Foer. At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Through 12/15. 410-263-5544, ext. 10.

Handmade Textiles, Past and Present is a group exhibition featuring assorted fiber arts. At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Through 12/15. See above.

Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis. Tues.–Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Through 12/28. 410-268-4566.

Knights, Crooks and Heroes: The Art of American Illustration at the Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis. Tues.–Sun. 12–5 p.m. Fri. 7–8 p.m. Free. Through 12/15. 410-626-2556.

Form and Fabric III at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. Mon., Wed.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed Tues. Park charges $6 per vehicle for admission. Through 12/31. 410-222-1777.

Exhibit by The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis featuring photographs of maritime settings and the Chesapeake Bay. Club members will offer workshops for all interested in learning more about digital photography. At the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. Thurs.Sun. 124 p.m. Free. Closed 12/24–1/2. Through 12/31. 410-295-0104.

Becky Parrish Solo Exhibition of principally still lifes and portraits. Parrish's use of color and brush strokes create beautiful images that are both representational and painterly. At the Main St. Gallery, Annapolis. 12/7–12/31. Opening Reception 12/10; 5–7 p.m. Sun.–Fri. 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed Tues. 410-216-7166.

Eastern Shore

Diane DuBois Mullaly Exhibit featuring her miniatures, and small works by Valeria Craig, Rob Barber, and the works of many other outstanding artists. At the South Street Art Gallery, Easton. Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sundays 12–5 p.m. 410-770-8350.

Marilyn Banner Exhibit of her highly tactile encaustic paintings. At Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. Daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5 for adults; $2 for students ages 6–18; free for children under 5 and Arboretum members. Through 1/27; closed Christmas. 410-634-2847.

Art for the Holidays includes every category of art and craft. Paintings, drawings, photographs, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, fabric art, woodwork, and other items for that special person on your gift list will be on display. At the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge. Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. 12–3 p.m. Through 12/30. Closed on Christmas. Reception 12/10 6–9 p.m.

Craftsperson Featured includes works in knitted wear by Eunice, wooden bowls by Bob Fry, jewelry by Michele, sculpture by Don, and paintings and ceramics by Carole Cascio. At the Artists' Gallery, Chestertown. Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. 12:30–4:30 p.m. Reception 12/2, 5–8 p.m. Free. Holiday hours to be determined; listed openings subject to change.Through 12/31. 410-778-2425.

Little Gems is an art show scaled to provide the perfect gifts for holiday shopping. At the Chestertown Arts League, Chestertown. Thurs. and Fri. 12–3 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Opening reception 12/2, 5–8 p.m. Free. Throughout the month of December. 410-778-5789.

Beautiful Light is co-curated by Arleen Keifetz and Patty Mowell, who invite all artists to see the light in the darkest month of the year. The Beautiful Light show is open to all artists and all forms of media, from paint to sculpture. At the Chestertown Arts League, Chestertown. Throughout the month of December. See above.

André Kertész: On Reading is a series of photographs made by legendary Hungarian photographer André Kertész (1894–1985) in Hungary, France, and the United States over a 50-year period. The exhibition illustrates Kertész’s penchant for the poetry and choreography of life in public and also private moments at home. At the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Mon., Fri., Sat., and Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. 12/2; 10–7 p.m. Closed 12/24 and 12/25. $3 for non-members. 410-822-2787.

Holiday Gift Boutique at the Kent Island Federation of Arts, Stevensville. Wed.-Sat. 1–4 p.m. Reception 12/10; 3–5 p.m. Through 12/23. 410-643-7424.


Candida Höfer: Interior Worlds features 13 images of European and American interiors. The artist goes beyond documenting architecture to capture moments of contemplative beauty. At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. Wed –Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Free. Through 2/26. 443-573-1700.

Embroidered Treasures: Textiles from Central Asia highlights personal works created for 19th- and 20th century urban and nomadic homes, including an expansive wedding canopy (nearly 6 x 5 feet), prized suzani (wall hangings), prayer mats, and tent hangings. At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. (See above).

Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa brings together more than 80 artworks from the BMA’s collection. Merging artistry with utility, the exhibition includes a variety of seats, vessels, blankets, combs, hats, and other objects created for individuals and households in 21 African countries. At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. (See above).

Print by Print: From Dürer to Lichtenstein brings together more than 350 prints by American and European artists working in series from the late 15th through the 21st centuries, including Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Ed Ruscha. At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. (See above).

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible celebrates the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. This exhibit tells the little-known story of one of the most widely read and printed books in the history of the English Language. At the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m.–5 p.m. 202-544-4600.

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