Like/dislike: Loring Cornish

With a few shards of glass, tile and other discarded bits, Loring Cornish can re-create his world into a shimmering mosaic wonderland. 

After growing up in Reservoir Hill and studying at Morgan State University, he has established himself as an artist, though not one who's conventionally trained. His distinct style and passion for mosaics is always visible — his own two rowhouses in Reservoir Hill are covered with multi-colored tiles and glass shards. 

Cornish's work has appeared in shows and museums across the country, including the American Visionary Art Museum and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Selections from his exhibit “In Each Other's Shoes” are being displayed at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis. On Oct. 22, he will open his new shop on Antique Row. Here, Cornish shares his views on spicy foods, Donna Summer and more.

Favorite book you recently read? “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

Last great meal you had? I recently had a great meal with friends CeCe, Ellen and Paul at Sascha's. Their food is always fabulous.

Food you hate? Spicy, spicy, spicy hot stuff.

Favorite store? The legendary Hutzler's Department Store that used to be located on Howard Street.

Favorite museum or gallery? I have a lot of favorite museums including the American Visionary Art Museum, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and Banneker-Douglass in Annapolis.

Best art exhibition you've seen lately? [The] front window of my new location, to be unveiled at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Favorite art style/period in art history? 1960s. It was an interesting decade in style.

Last show you attended? Stoop Storytelling Series at Center Stage.

Last concert/gig you went to? Donna Summer, and I really enjoyed it.

What song are you hating/loving right now? Right now I am hooked on “I Will Live for Love” by Donna Summer.

TV shows you can't get enough of? “Hollywood Squares” and “Carol Burnett.”



What: Studio and Shop Grand Opening 

When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct.22; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23

Where: 817 N. Howard St., Antique Row



What: Selections from “In Each Other's Shoes”

When: Through March 31

Where: The Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis.

Admission: Free


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