Recital features Baltimore baritone
August is typically a dead time for classical music in this burg. But music lovers -- especially those partial to vocal music -- need not despair. Eric Greene, a talented young baritone who studied with Jean Carter until his graduation in 1992 from the Baltimore School for the Arts, will give a recital Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Morgan Christian Center at Morgan State University (Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Avenue). Greene is now in his third year at the Juilliard School in New York and has already won important national prizes, including a bronze medal in the Rosa Ponselle Young Artists Competition. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. For tickets or more information, please call (410) 466-1721.
Sometimes the abstract looks like the representational and vice versa. Looking at Mary McDonnell's "Untitled" oil on wood painting, one of her works at Halcyon, one could almost imagine oneself in a forest of tall trees whose tops cannot be seen, with light filtering down between their trunks. Actually, her paintings are images of wood grains, helixes or grids. McDonnell, who lives in New York, shares a two-person show with Baltimore painter Jennifer McBrien Dixon, who uses appropriated photographic imagery in her work. The exhibit runs through Aug. 28 at Halcyon Gallery, 909 Fell St. For information, call (410) 522-7620.
John Dorsey Railroad tracks receding into the distance provide such dramatic perspectives that they have long been popular with photographers. Alison Webb uses them to whoosh us toward the familiar Baltimore skyline in a series of her photographs included the exhibit "Urbanscape: Baltimore Lost and Found" at the Baltimore International Culinary College. The show includes the work of 12 photographers and will explore some of the less well-known aspects of our fair city. It runs through Aug. 26 at the college's gallery on the fifth floor of its Commerce Exchange building at 17 Commerce St. For information, call (410) 752-4710, Ext. 501.