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A sample of fresh arts ventures for 2012

A sample of fresh arts ventures for 2012

In the arts world, fresh ideas are generated on a perennial basis — and this year is no different. Three new cultural projects in a variety of media promise to spice things up considerably in 2012.

On the theater front, look for the inauguration of Baltimore Open Theatre. The company will present cutting-edge national and international theater and dance groups new to Baltimore, with all tickets at the recession-proof price of nada. It's poised to deliver quite a jolt to the city's already vibrant alternative theater community.

Visually speaking, there's In (parentheses), a newly formed circle of Baltimore-area photographers ready to make some waves. The goal is to fill a...