First Thursdays arts events along the Charles Street corridor


A newly opened gallery space at Spike and Charlie's restaurant, featuring local artist Susan Henderson, highlight's this month's First Thursday events at galleries and shops along the Charles Street corridor which stay open until 7:30 p.m.


L * AIA Baltimore, 11 1/2 W. Chase St. Watercolors by architects.

* Artshowcase, 336 N. Charles St. Maryland Pastel Society Juried Exhibition and Raoul Middleman's New Pastels.

* BAUhouse, 1713 N. Charles St. Baltimore Bohemians: the Martick Years.

* Charles Street Art & Antiques Gallery, 819 N. Charles St. 19th and early 20th century American art.

* Craig Finner Gallery, 505 N. Charles St. Collection of antique prints.

* Gallery 409, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 409 Charles St.

Expression of Soul: Three perspectives of Baltimore on African American folk life.

* Keystone Gallery, 8 E. Franklin St. Watercolors by Clavin Edward Remsbeurg.

* Lois Hodes Gallery, 511 N. Charles St. Fresh Faces for February: oils by Jan Bayer and Carolyn Parker. Embellished quilts by Paulette Warwick and sculpture by Nannette Blinchikoff.

* Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Beyond Glory: Re-presenting Terrorism.

* Mitchell Baker Gallerie, 523 N. Charles St. Back Gallery: Grace Hartigan selects young artists from the Hoffberger School of Painting; Front Gallery: various artists including Thea Osato, Nancy Scheer and Madenny Carlisle.

* Tedder Photo Gallery, 1010 Morton St. Doug Kapustin, photojournalist.

* Tomlinson Craft Collection, 516 N. Charles St. American crafts.

* Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. Royalty in Medieval

Manuscripts and No Prints of Kogyo.

Other events:

* The Museum for Contemporary Arts will have a gallery talk at 6 p.m. in conjunction with its two exhibits about urban unrest and violence, showing in temporary space at the former Paty Hayes Buick showroom, Cathedral and Biddle streets.

* Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St. Will have an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for "Material Evidence" a display of large ceramic sculptures.

* Spike and Charlie's, a new restaurant at 1225 Cathedral St., will feature artist Susan Henderson.

* The Mount Vernon Museum of Incandescent Lighting, 717 Washington Place, dedicated to the history and development of the electric lamp. The museum will stay open until 7:30 p.m.

* The Rectory, 24 W. Saratoga St. Will offer free house tours of the Old Saint Paul's Rectory from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments served.

* The Baltimore Film Forum, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, shows "Great Black American Entertainers," a film about jazz performers, at 8 p.m. Patrons will receive $1 off film admission by showing Street Sheet, the Downtown Partnership's First Thursdays newsletter, at the box office. A reception begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the reception and film.

* Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts continues to run "A Few Good Men," at the Mechanic.

* Theatre Project, 43 W. Preston St. Will present an 8 p.m. showing of Mafo Lee Sherman in "Stealth" and "If Your Husband Wants a Dog."

For more information on First Thursdays happenings, call the Downtown Partnership at (410) 244-1030.

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