| 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...
| 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.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The work of a pair of local artists will be featured on posters for the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Bay Bridge Boat Show.
A watercolor painting of a powerboat cruising under the spans of the Bay Bridge under a pink and yellow sky will...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:03 AM
In the early years of Columbia, William Cochran often rode his bike from his family's home in Clarksville to explore the new city, where the fountain in man-made Wilde Lake and other examples of public art made an indelible impression.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A tiny Renoir landscape with a romantic back story will be unveiled March 30 at the Baltimore Museum of Art — 62 years, four months and 14 days since it last was seen publicly.
"The Renoir Returns" will reunite the 1879 painting "Paysage Bords...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:20 AM
If a tree falls in the forest, artisans from the Chesapeake Woodturners could turn the natural imperfections of the wood into lasting beauty.
Members of this craft group, including Laurel residents Margaret Lospinuso and Jeff Bridges, are displaying...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:09 PM
As a Messenger columnist, this time of year can be rough to write about. The post-New Years lull, as many of us are recovering from our Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities, can, traditionally, leave a gap in the calendar.
But instead of taking some...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:45 AM
This Thanksgiving, here's a way to burn off calories before you head to the holiday table — the Dancel Family Center YMCA is sponsoring its annual Turkey Trot Charity 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, at 8:30 a.m.
The money raised will...