As a prelude to its popular Chocolate & Candy Festival next month, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance is planning a special movie night later this month, along with a new Chocolate & Art Walk. This year's festival, a rite of spring in Bel Air, will also feature the unveiling of the first "Hearts of Harford" sculptures, a new public arts project launched last year by the town government and the alliance.
Charles L. Hayes, who was former secretary and senior vice president of Monumental Life Insurance Co., died Sunday of cancer at the Brookshire Hospice in Hillsborough, N.C. The former Towson resident was 85.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Decades ago developer James Rouse looked at a rundown industrial waterfront in downtown Baltimore and saw the makings of an attraction called Harborplace at the Inner Harbor. Now a former Rouse employee looks at an expanse of woods in downtown Columbia and sees the possibility of an "Inner Arbor."
Earl Weaver, the franchise's Hall of Fame manager, died Friday while on a baseball-themed cruise in Caribbean. On Saturday, the club held its annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center with a record attendance and heavy hearts.
The Earl of Baltimore loved players who got on base and hit home runs. He abhorred small-ball strategies that wasted outs. He trumpeted these theories long before Billy Beane brought them into Hollywood vogue.
The Columbia Association unveiled a concept plan Friday for Symphony Woods Park that includes the construction of a headquarters, the relocation of Toby's Dinner Theatre and the creation of an "arts village."
Deputy Cpl. Charles B. Licato, a 14-year veteran of the sheriff's office was killed in a single vehicle accident near Darlington. Black bunting adorned the three Harford County Sheriff's Office buildings in Bel Air, Edgewood and Jarrettsville.
Vi Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted from outside of her home. She was tied up and put in the back seat of her car and driven all around Central Maryland. She was later found with her hands bound but unharmed in her car parked a few houses away from her Aberdeen home.
Many of the artists in "Art Maryland 2012" are not afraid to experiment with materials. That leads to some unusual creations in this group exhibit of regional artists at the Howard County Arts Council.
Proposed reforms come in wake of a Baltimore Sun investigation that revealed several Catholic officials having knowledge of a teacher's repeated sex crimes on students – years before he was prosecuted and ultimately convicted.
One of the ways in which Renaissance artists explored their world was by painting increasingly realistic portraits. Even when they depicted historical, religious and mythic subjects, they often relied upon the people around them to serve as models. As you can see in an eye-opening exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, some of these people were black.
The exhibit "Two Windows on the World" at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is true to its title, because Dennis Gilbert and Elizabeth N. Galloway are very different artists. Gilbert takes photographs of various subjects that often are digitally altered; Galloway depicts still-life subject matter in pastels and oil paintings.
With his team in the playoffs and fans loving the statues he commissioned to celebrate past Orioles greats, Peter Angelos is encountering more public good will than he has in 15 years. But the Orioles owner has still chosen to remain out of the spotlight.
Typical Brooks Robinson.Everybody who was anybody in Baltimore Orioles history showed up to honor him when the Orioles unveiled his statue on the center-field plaza Saturday, and all he wanted to do was thank everybody else and turn his ceremony into a celebration of this year's amazing, surprising, contending team.
If the term "mob scene" could be applied to a joyous event, such as that of a beloved local ballplayer being immortalized with a bronze statue of his likeness being installed at the park where he spent half of his Hall of Fame career, then the scene at Camden Yards on Thursday, when Cal Ripken Jr.'s long-awaited sculpture was unveiled to the public for the first time, would be it.
Several of the most prominent players on the current Orioles team have made it a point to attend each of the statue unveilings in the plaza behind center field, even though those ceremonies conflict with their pregame routines.
An elegant marble statue of the Blessed Virgin graces the entrance to St. Augustine School in Elkridge, moved there by alumni of the now shuttered Cardinal Gibbons High School. The sculpted image of a young woman, in a long veil and gown, stands beneath a large white cross and above a memorial plaque.
William Boulton "Bo" Kelly Jr., the noted Baltimore architect, preservationist and raconteur, led the study in the late 1970s, of the Washington Monument, the first civic monument erected to the nation's first president, and perhaps the most emblematic symbol of the city.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
When Eddie Murray's sculpture is unveiled at Camden Yards on Saturday, if the sun catches the bronze just so, onlookers might get a glimpse of themselves in the mirrored shine. It's fitting for the Orioles' most prolific hitter ever.
It seems appropriate that the 31st annual Montpelier Invitational Sculpture Exhibition contains work by 10 students who are Master of Fine Arts candidates at the University of Maryland, because they're all exploring the possibilities of nontraditional sculptural materials.