HCC invitational -- The Howard Community College Art Gallery, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, is showing the work of five HCC students and alumni through July 27. The show includes paintings, digital images, drawings, infrared photos, cut paper pieces and cartoons. At left is "Brushes," a color photograph by Frank Toner. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. To see a sample of the work on display: www.howardcc.edu, select "Events," and follow the "Arts" links. 410-772-4870.