Daedel Gallery exhibits of artworks from near and far are 0) culturally diverse
Fallston Mall. Various artists
Almost all the works in this exhibit (through March 30) are by friends of gallery owner Ernest Walters, some from as far away as France, Spain and Mexico. The late Adja Yunkers of Latvia is probably the most recognized name of the lot. A veteran of the Spanish Civil War (and probably the Russian Revolution), he came to America just before World War II and ensconced himself in American abstract expressionism. "Adja's theory was that children were the best artists, because their images were more pure, coming almost directly from the subconscious," says Mr. Walters, adding that Yunkers' work can be found in "every major museum in the Western World." Call 879-4421.
EARTH ART GALLERY
Savage Mill. "Daughters of the Hoop: Native American Women Artists"
Director Jane Goss' love for Native American art prompted her to open Earth Art Gallery. In this exhibit (through April 4), you'll find lots of it, including storyteller dolls by Rachel Arnold (Acoma) and Vicki Walker (Apache); bronze sculpture by Retha Walden Gambaro (Creek), and color prints by Virginia Stroud (Cherokee). A videotape about New Mexican potter Maria Martinez is also available for viewing. One thing you won't find, though, is the work of Maryland Indians. "Maryland Indians are very quiet," Ms. Goss explains. "I have asked, but they're a little shy." Call 604-2202.
DELAPLAINE VISUAL ARTS CENTER
112 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Objets D'Art
This exhibit of contemporary folding screens (through March 28) is meant to be symbolic on many levels. Twenty-three artists were asked to work with the folding screen form because it is "loaded with metaphorical potential as a divider, barrier, and concealer," according to curator Paula Owens, and because it is "the perfect vehicle to convey several trends in the visual arts today." Those trends, she says, include a greater acceptance and appreciation of functional art; a tendency by contemporary artists to freer crossover between painting, sculpture and crafts, and the return of the objet d'art. A reception will be held tomorrow from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 698-0656.
Katharine Anne Porter Exhibit
Katharine Anne Porter, the most famous native daughter of Indian Creek, Texas, was one of the leading literary lights of the mid-20th century. The author of "Ship of Fools" also was a descendant of Daniel Boone. A traveling show of selected items from the University of Maryland's Porter Collection, on display at various library branches for the next two months (currently at the Catonsville public library through March 10), allows scholars and the public to find out more about this multifaceted figure. Facsimiles of manuscripts, books and correspondence with literary figures are among the items. Call 405-4621.