Galleries open late on first Thursdays


Twelve galleries and museums along the Charles Street corridor will offer free admission from 5:30 to 7:30 during tonight's "First Thursday" event.

Free transportation will be provided among the sites via the Tres Bon Trolley, running from the 300 block of Charles Street to the Maryland Institute on Mount Royal Avenue and returning via Cathedral Street. Riders must show a Street Sheet newsletter, available at the various galleries. Jazz musicians, performing on Charles Street, will add to festivities.

Following is a list of the shows and other attractions:

Cartuche, 511 N. Charles St., "Baltimore Scenes by Baltimore Artists."

C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St., "Group Show" featuring Grace Hartigan, Eugene Leake and others. 1006 Morton St., "Salvador Bru: Recent Paintings"

Craig Flinner Gallery, 505 N. Charles St., "Leonetto Cappiello and the French Poster -- 1900-1940."

G. H. Dalsheimer Gallery, 336 N. Charles St., "Portfolios, a Common Thread." Works by Bourgeois, Tureell and Winters.

Meredith Gallery of Contemporary Art, 805 N. Charles St., "Mixed Media" by Andy Buck, Donald Green, Edwin Rupert, John Byers, Thomas Long.

Steven Scott Gallery, 515 N. Charles St., "Frank Trefny: New Paintings."

Tomlinson Craft Collection, 516 N. Charles St., "Paper, Paper, Paper!" Furniture by Alan Kushner; jewelry by Eun Mee Chung.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, "Warm Remembrances: The Fabric of Childhood," "Mike And Doug Starn," "Russian Avant-Garde Art from a Private Collection."

Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St., "Collection of Old Master Paintings."

Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St., "Enigmatic Expressions" and "Street of Gold."

Maryland Institute, 1300 Mount Royal Ave., "Juried Undergraduate Exhibition" Meyerhoff Gallery

AIA and Partners Art & Framing, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., "Murphy & Dittenhafer 1986-1991."

Center Stage offers half-price tickets to "The Heliotrope Bouquet" to those who show up at the box office before 8 p.m.

Baltimore Film Forum will give $1 off admission to "The Godfather" at the Baltimore Museum of Art at 8 p.m.

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