| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
On a corner in a quiet Ellicott City neighborhood is the ranch-style home of Michael and Kathleen Van Meter. Snuggled into a third of an acre of tall elm trees, the brick house neatly meets the aspirations for any young couple weary of renting and ready...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Visitors to Fallston High School, as well as the students and staff who are there every day, are being treated to the sight of a student-designed and fabricated mosaic installed at the entrance to the school's main office.
The mosaic, which was...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Ceramic artist Brian Beckenheimer admits that after owning As the Wheel Turns, a store in Harborplace for 27 years, and doing art shows for 34 years, "I was totally burned out."
He sold his house in Owings Mills last year and took the year off, moving...
| Oct 6, 2013
Kenny Irwin Jr. has seen the future, and it is fast and fierce — intergalactic travelers catching flights from an Afghan spaceport, extraterrestrials so weary of human warfare they swoop down and blast away our weapons.
The 39-year-old artist says...
| Oct 5, 2013
Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies.
Both were the sons of powerful fathers. They didn't come into their own until they reached middle age, when they were widely acknowledged as two of the premier financiers of the Gilded Age. Both displayed an...
| Oct 11, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 13
Festival The first Hispanic Festival of the Center of Help/Centro de Ayuda will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. Event features music, entertainment, activities for children, food trucks and informational...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:05 AM
As a young girl, Jean Brinton Jaecks would sit around her family's dinner table in Severn and listen to her parents talk about nature, light and color.
Her mother, Mary, was a painter; her father, Earl, created wood sculptures as a break from his job as...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Arthur Lee Shreve Waxter, a Towson and Bolton Hill real estate developer who was a former Maryland Arts Council chairman, died of cancer Sunday at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. The longtime Roland Park resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The question of who owns a tiny Renoir landscape of the River Seine may rest on a four-page handwritten letter penned 78 years ago by a middle-aged woman in a bad mood.
The letter, by the Baltimore art collector Saidie A. May, is reprinted verbatim as...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:59 PM
One hundred years ago, Bohemian-born William Oktavec, a butcher by trade and a would-be artist, arrived in Baltimore from New York with his wife and young son. He set up a grocery shop at the corner of North Collington and Ashland avenues in the area...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Meet more than 35 local writers and artists and shop for unique gifts on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the free "Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale." The event will be held at the Bel Air Armory at 41 N. Main St. in Bel Air.,
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance has established a new grant program dubbed the "Rubies" that will distribute $120,000 during 2014 to support the "long-dreamed of or newly inspired creative projects" of local artists.
Funding from the...