- Sally Harris, retired chair of what is now Stevenson University’s Communication Arts Division and a pioneer in the school’s drama department, has died at 93.
- Five new works by artists of color that Baltimore Museum of Art believe will engage viewers now — and might even stand the test of time.
- Artscape, the popular Baltimore summertime art and music festival, will not be held for the second straight summer due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, organizers announced Friday.
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- LaShauna Jones, her daughter, granddaughter and their hot dog company, Sporty Dog Creations, are injecting new life into the partially vacant building at 333 N. Charles St.
- Paintings, jewelry, salsa dance and more will be showcased this Saturday in Southeast Baltimore at Tianquiztli: A Special Day with Mama. This free outdoor market in honor of Mother’s Day was organized by the Creative Alliance and the Latina-led art collective, Artesanas Mexicanas.
- After decades of failed attempts, state lawmakers passed a bill this year that would eliminate the song “Maryland, My Maryland” from the list of official symbols of the state.
- Lee Malvo’s account of how he ended up shooting strangers while hiding inside a Chevy Caprice trunk is at the heart of “I, Sniper,” a documentary series on the sniper shootings in Maryland-Washington, D.C., on Vice TV that starts Monday.
- This week the Baltimore Museum of Art unveils some new acquisitions, Motor House premieres a new play and the Pride of Baltimore II makes a port of call in Havre de Grace.
Baltimore area events
- The fast-growing Latino community in Southeast Baltimore is now home to an authentic Mexican sweet shop. Corazón Helado —meaning cold heart in English — features handcrafted ice cream and paletas (popsicles), which remind immigrants of home.
- Eleanor Abell Owen, an artist who worked in both oils and watercolors was also an art teacher, has died at 87.
- The new order, issued by Mayor Brandon Scott and effective immediately, brings the city in line with loosened statewide restrictions announced by Gov. Larry Hogan earlier this week.
- Boot up your computer or take a drive into the country to enjoy these events. Baltimore’s Flower Mart returns, virtually. Other events include a sculpture race at the AVAM, a virtual world premiere concert, a Black Artist Fair and more.
- In a series of videos posted to TikTok and shared widely across the internet, Seiss, his old Ikea lanyard around his neck, imitates customers and mocks their complaints.