Today meets yesterday in folk art


James B. McCloskey's naive folk paintings combine elements of the familiar with historical reference and whimsical overtones: Union soldiers marching in front of a multicolored row of houses that might exist today; Harper's Ferry viewed by a group of farm animals that look as if they had halted in contemplation of the scene.

McCloskey is one of the artists represented in the Folk Art Gallery's 10th anniversary show this month. Others include folk fantasist Bogdan Miscevic, painted furniture maker Lee Milefsky and glass painter Ralph Auf der Heide.

Through Dec. 24 at the Folk Art Gallery, 511 N. Charles St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call (410) 547-6870.

Pub Date: 12/12/96

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