"Paperworks," Alice Elste Brown and Mildred Isaacs
In this exhibit, on display through February at the Scarlett Place location, Baltimore artists Brown and Isaacs examine the textual, dimensional quality of paper. Both involve themselves in the evolution of their pieces from pulpy glop to final, colorful, abstract collages, according to Mark Moreland, coordinator for the gallery. Mr. Moreland, a 1980 Maryland Institute, College of Art graduate and former visual arts coordinator for the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, was named coordinator last week, filling the position vacated by Jim Dockery. For information call 727-07487.
"War and Peace," various artists
Talk about timing: the opening reception this exhibit at the McDonogh School's Tuttle Gallery took place two days before the U.N. deadline last month for Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait. Appropriately enough, the exhibit (through March 8) focuses on works of overt politicism, like editorial cartoons and drawings; and "peacefully" personal works, largely meditative landscapes. The thrust of the exhibit, though, is the examination of the links between personal and political art. Among the artists featured are Cynthia Back, Sun editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher, Norman Strike, Dan Kuhne, Michelle LaPerriere, Duane Lutsko, Crisley McCarson, Crystal Moll, and R. Edward Nadeau. Also at the gallery, through May 4, is a series of window installations by An Address, Cora Boyd, John Henley, Scott Pina, Jeffrey Rumaner, Michael Weiss and Bebe Williams. Call 581-4718.
MARYLAND PASTEL SOCIETY
Juried exhibit at Hopkins
Spring is just around the corner, and the Maryland Pastel Society wants everyone to lighten up with its "Shades of Pastel '91" juried exhibit, on display through March 23 in the Turner Building of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. A reception and awards ceremony will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with Jay Fisher of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Alan Flattman, a pastellist and vice-president of the Degas Pastel Society in New Orleans, acting as judges. All paintings are available for purchase, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting Hopkins' Children's Center. Call 467-6748.
KNIGHT GOMEZ GALLERY
Stephen John Phillips, Charles Alexander McGill
A reception will be held at the gallery tomorrow at 5 p.m. for these two Baltimore-based artists whose work will be shown through March 16. Mr. Phillips' photographic exhibit, "Healing the Twisted," developed around his experiences with physical therapy after being in a car accident, according to gallery director Lynn O'Sullivan. There are approximately 24 pieces in the exhibit, but many more photographs, as some of the works are diptychs and triptychs. Mr. McGill's eponymous exhibit consists mostly of surreal, symbol-laden paintings with a focus on intense, bright color. Mr. McGill is a master's graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Call 752-2080.