Ceramics show

Officially, Baltimore's Tour de Clay - which is scheduled to include well over 800 ceramics artists' works at 160 exhibits - begins in mid-February. However, the Maryland Institute College of Art is jumping the gun and putting up a show of new ceramics by the staff of Scotland's Glasgow School of Arts on Monday. The show goes through March 27.

On display will be ceramic sculptures and pots by seven artists affiliated with the Glasgow School, which has an exchange program with MICA.

The show will be in MICA's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

New at Slayton House

Two new exhibits go up at the Slayton House Gallery today. Oil landscapes by Maryland native Fred Peacock will be on display in the Bill White Room Gallery.

Also, abstract paintings by Estela Rotondaro will be on view. Inspired by memories and emotions, the works are blocks of color. Some are bright and others are somber.

Both shows will go through Feb. 5. There will be an opening reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Slayton House Gallery is at 10451 Twin Rivers Road in Wilde Lake Village Green in Columbia. Call 410-730-3987. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

Urban architecture

Black-and-white photos depicting city architecture from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington go up at the American Institute of Architects office today. The show, titled PUBLIC ART + ARCHITECTURE in BLACK + WHITE, features photographs taken by Joe Yablonsky. It will be on display through Feb. 22. There will be an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The American Institute of Architects is at 11 1/2 W. Chase St. Call 410-625-2585. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays or by appointment.

- Annie Linskey

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