'New Beginnings' Paintings and drawings by E. Lynn Coates will be on view Sunday, Jan. 6, through Feb. 24 at the 333 Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: 410-266-8044.
'Gift of Christmas' An annual Advent and Christmas exhibition by 20 area artists is on display through Sunday, Jan. 6, in the gallery of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and weekends by appointment. Information: 410-647-0135.
'Form and Fabric IV' A group exhibit and sale by local artists runs through Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Information: 410-222-1777.
'David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature' Steel sculptures by David Hayes will be on display Friday, Jan. 11, through Feb. 17 at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20. For gallery hours and information, call 410-626-2556 or go to stjohnscollege.edu/events.
'Six Artists, Six Directions' An exhibition of works by artists influenced by the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding estuaries runs through Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
'A Brush with Nature' Paintings of animals and plants native to the Eastern Shore, by Jonathan Shaw, are on view through Feb. 1 at the Adkins Arboretum's Visitors Center, 12610 Eveland Road near Tuckahoe State Park in Ridgely. Hours and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or adkinsarboretum.org.
'Traveling the World' An exhibit featuring photographs Lynn Abercrombie and her late husband, Tom, took for National Geographic magazine are on view until spring at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Shady Side history "Memories and Mementos: The History of Shady Side Schools from 1868 to 1978," an exhibit researched by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, is on display at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Information: 410-867-4486 or shadysidemuseum.org.
Annapolis collection Works by Roxie Munro, Sy Mohr, Sally Comport and others can be found at the Annapolis Collection, 45 West St., Annapolis. Information: 410-280-1414.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun