Footprints in sand
For about 15 years, photographer Laura Vernon-Russell went to the same beach on the bay and noted how certain objects left their mark -- however fleeting -- in nature. She chronicled animal footprints planted in wave-rippled mud and marks left by refuse strewn along the shore. She then processed some of the black-and-white photographs in a darkroom and some on her computer. The images are collected in her Gallery 1448 show Making Tracks.
Making Tracks, photographs by Laura Vernon-Russell, opens at Gallery 1448 tomorrow and runs through Sept. 25. There is a reception from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tomorrow. The gallery is at 1448 E. Baltimore St. Call 410-327-1554 or visit www.1448.org.
Winnie Coggin dubs the pieces in her coming show, Visions in Clay, "artsy-functional." While some of them are 2 feet tall and primarily for show, others have more practical uses. There is a series of vases about a foot high with a Japanese kimono look to them that would be ideal for holding a small arrangement of flowers, she said. She used the Eastern coil method, where the artist beats coils of clay into shape by hand rather than use a pottery wheel, for about 10 pieces.
Winnie Coggin's Visions in Clay: New Sculptural and Functional Work opens Monday and runs through Sept. 30 at the Artists' Gallery. There is a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. The gallery is in the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Call 410-740-8249.
With redevelopment rapidly changing the city, 22 artists chronicled the new growth. Current Gallery displays the result in an exhibition called Under Construction. The show includes painting, photography, literature and a window installment. Tomorrow's reception runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a party with three bands.
Under Construction opens tomorrow and runs through Sept. 11 at Current Gallery. The gallery is at 30 S. Calvert St. Call 410-244-7003 or visit www.currentgallery.com.