The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters across Maryland.
The two artist-exhibit "Perspectives" at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House actually involves a shared perspective. Both Karen Carpenter and Irene Whitaker use acrylic and mixed media to make abstract paintings; and both artists also study with Martha Lohaus in Clarksville.
The number of Maryland children poisoned by lead fell to a new low again last year, even as state officials expanded their effort to deal with a much larger pool of youngsters harboring lower levels of the harmful substance in their blood.
John C. Stidman, an artist and pioneer of WMAR-TV who spent 38 years at the city's first television station as a director and producer, died Wednesday of complications from a fall at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The longtime North Baltimore resident was 90.
Did you know Cylburn Arboretum has an artist in residence? Patricia Bennett, 36, of Mount Washington, has been on the job since January, quietly under the radar. Now, she is getting ready for an exhibition of her work in November at Cylburn. It's a varied body of work too, because in addition to 'plein air' nature paintings, she does lesser known "live event" painting, in which she paints people during live events.
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million to satisfy long-standing court judgments against it for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children years ago.
The two-story mural on a north Baltimore house is the work of the city's "Wall Hunters," a group made of artists and a housing activist seeking to publicly shame absentee landlords and elected officials into addressing the issue of vacant homes. The visual vigilantes, who have put up about a dozen murals across the city the summer, risk trespassing and vandalism arrests because they act without the owners' knowledge or consent.
By By Justin George, Ian Duncan and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun
Artists working outdoors are at the mercy of the weather. That explains why so many of the paintings, watercolors and pastels have a rainy day feeling in the Howard County Arts Council's exhibit "Paint It! Ellicott City." If there were a theme song for this group show, it would be "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Canvas."
The Artists' Gallery is telling it like it is by giving its all-member exhibit the title "Something for Everyone!" Most of its monthly exhibits feature one or two members and also have a sampling of work by other members, but this show has all of its artists sharing the same compact space.
The "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2013" showcases artists who maintain studios at the Howard County Arts Council. They're making art at this Ellicott City facility, but their imaginations roam all over the place.
The 83 artists in the Columbia Art Center's Faculty/Student Exhibition are displaying 315 works of art. This annual show fills the center's walls with paintings, photographs, watercolors, prints, drawings and other works on paper; for that matter, seemingly every table, ledge or other flat surface now supports ceramics and jewelry.
All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery in Ocean City, Md.
There is so much constant movement in our world that it takes an artist to translate some of that motion into a lasting image. In the aptly titled exhibit "Motion" at the Artists' Gallery, painters Rana Geralis and Nancy Lee Davis encourage you to linger and look at the animals, people and cars that ordinarily don't slow down for inspection.
A neglected 19th-century Baltimore artist gets some 21st-century recognition in an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. "New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville" includes all 16 of his surviving paintings, some of his drawings and watercolors, and enough artwork by contemporaries to illuminate the career of an artist who did not leave any diaries or letters behind.
With temperatures soaring from the 30s to the 90s in one week, homeowners are grinding into gear on renovation and repair projects. A smoky fire on Wyndhurst Avenue recently reminded me that caution and adherence to the law, by workers and owners, must be taken with old houses.
If every picture tells a story, there are dozens of stories being told in the current exhibit at the Howard County Arts Council. "Visual Storyteller: Narrative in Art" features artwork in various media by students in the Howard County Public School system.
Orlando Ridout V, a historian of early Maryland buildings who explored crawl spaces and attics for their social and architectural details, died of pancreatic cancer complications April 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.