Across from the historic Greenmount Cemetary, the brand new City Arts Apartments boasts affordable live-work spaces but also an elegant street-level gallery with revolving monthly exhibits. A recent highlight is the "Soulforms Caravan" exhibit, curated by husband and wife team Brian C. Baker and Heather Joi. With an interdisciplinary curatorial style, this energetic exhibit is a ground-breaking attempt to celebrate the diversity in the Station North community. With opening receptions on Friday nights, the gallery is otherwise open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through the leasing office.
City Arts Gallery is at 440 E. Oliver St. Call 410-528-9239 or go to livecityarts.com.
Located on the top floor of the Copy Cat Building, the huge, sleek Pent House Gallery has great views, and is home to eight artists. The Baltimore Museum of Art recently recognized the gallery by donating fifteen frames which once held works by Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse, and other renowned artists. This resulted in the recent "Freshly Squeezed" exhibit, in which local artists attempted to create original works, based on the unique character of each frame. While not all products lived up to the frame's pedigree, many pieces were surprising, thought-provoking and well-crafted.