| 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...
| 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.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
For its 16th year, Carroll County's Festival of Wreaths is shaking things up a little. Once held on the first floor of the Carroll Arts Center, the popular fundraiser is moving to the second floor, allowing the center to open its annual Gallery of Gifts...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia is a patch of nondescript land used mainly as a pathway for the tens of thousands of people who attend concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion each year.
But a new development plan calls for a dramatic makeover...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Alex Yuan, a member of the public relations committee for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Western Howard County, is starting off the year with information about the 2014 Relay for Life. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, a kick-off rally will be held...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:22 AM
When visual artist Diana Marta came across a mannequin in the back room of a Baltimore gallery in 2012, she didn't know the seemingly innocuous discovery would lead to an exhibit opening this week at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mera Rubell — a 70-year-old formerly penniless Jewish Russian refugee turned Head Start teacher turned hotel mogul turned art collector extraordinaire — is the kind of person who just naturally acquires an entourage.
For example, a recent...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A federal court judge has turned down a request to throw out two documents that support the Baltimore Museum of Art's contention that it should be awarded an 1879 Renoir landscape, "Paysage Bords de Seine."
The attorney for Marcia "Martha" Fuqua, a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:37 AM
A court hearing Friday could determine the future of a small Renoir painting that was reported stolen 62 years ago from the Baltimore Museum of Art — while the artwork's clouded past is becoming even more of a mystery.
U.S. District Judge Leonie...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Drive up and down the rolling hills on Uniontown Road in Westminster and you'll run into a red barn adorned with a placard painted with sunflowers.
The barn on the Gardener's Gourmet farm is one of 12 rustic buildings getting decorated as part of a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Single Carrot Theatre hit the ground running on Friday, Jan. 3.
As the new year began with snow, the up-and-coming Baltimore troupe was supposed to start moving from the old Everyman Theatre building downtown to its new space in a redeveloped former...