| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Last weekend found two of the area's orchestral ensembles in fine form.
Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an imaginative mix of standard and far-from-standard fare Saturday night at the Gordon Center.
The familiar work was Mendelssohn's "Scottish...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:01 AM
FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review.
For the past decade, it...
| Feb 15, 2014
The little Renoir landscape looks so modest and guileless and transparent that a casual observer never would guess at the secrets the painting hides.
"Paysage Bords de Seine" depicts a river and bushes. On that summer day in 1879, a sailboat was...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:40 PM
What is nearly as remarkable as Jenny Campbell's costumes — the glittering swirls of ribbon and whirling snow globe headdresses — is the path that led to her second career as a costume maker.
The Baltimore native taught herself to make...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Every year at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, rows and rows of handmade material sit in booths for on-lookers to gaze at and admire. And behind the uniquely crafted jewelry and perfectly glazed ceramic pieces sits an artist, whose work on...
| Feb 22, 2014
A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum is an homage to unsteady hands and uncertain tempers, to chips and nicks, to the inconsistent and unfinished.
In "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," many of the 60 vases on...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Nobody will argue with the exclamation point in the timely exhibit that's titled "Artists' Gallery Welcomes Spring!" Not every artwork in this group show has spring in mind, but there are plenty of seasonally themed pieces to carry that mood as if on a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:59 AM
The sound of harmonized voices echoed through the halls of Lansdowne High School on Tuesday morning.
"Four, three, two," Micah Smith said while striking the keys of a piano as 25 students began to sing under his direction.
Smith is a professional...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Two very different perspectives on urban life are on view in the exhibit "The City: Paintings by Robert Tennenbaum and Linda Press" at Howard Community College's Rouse Company Foundation Gallery.
Tennenbaum's aerial views of various cities are from so...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:41 PM
It has been said that April showers bring May flowers. Let's hope those are not snow showers. Most people have seen enough white stuff to last for a while.
The 5th District Volunteer Fire Department appreciated the great turnout during a break in...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Tucked in the very back of the Bean Hollow, a cozy coffee shop at the base of Ellicott City's Main Street, there's a black and white table with thunderbolt designs and a side panel that, when removed, reveals a not-so-secret trove of notes and drawings...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds.
Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood.