Open Space gallery gets support after Remington fire

A two-alarm fire in Remington Wednesday night did not damage any of the artwork in the Open Space gallery, tenant Max Guy said on Thursday afternoon. Organizers, with community help, were moving the artwork into storage Thursday.

Guy is the curator of "Solitary Stones on a Rocky Shore," which was scheduled to debut at Open Space on Friday. The Open Space website describes "Solitary Stones" as "large-scale graphite drawings and monumental concrete sculpture by Miranda Pfeiffer and Ledelle Moe." Guy says the exhibition has been postponed until further notice.

The next steps for Open Space's recovery are still to be determined, Guy said.

"I'm sure we're going to meet in the next day or few days to discuss what's happening next," he said. "As of now, none of us really know. We've been optimistic."

A status update from Open Space's Facebook page called for help from the community. Guy says he's been encouraged by the support he's seen.

Readers looking to help can provide transportation and "helping hands" to the gallery's storage units. Those interested can call 214-502-1652.

One firefighter had been sent to the hospital for minor injuries in the blaze at the building at 2720 Sisson St., which also contained several auto repair shops. The site also contains 22 apartments, but no residents were reported injured.

Baltimore Sun reporters Jessica Anderson and Carrie Wells contributed to this article.

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