| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 PM
John Frost: A Quiet Mastery
The Irvine Museum, 239 pages
Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:51 PM
It's long been said that every revolution has its victims, and that adage played out in a dramatic way for the California Art Club in 1947. Since its 1909 founding, the Pasadena-based organization had been instrumental in putting the state's Impressionist...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:55 AM
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.
A case in point is Mary Jo Tydlacka,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The Maryland Department of the Environment has informed a top city official that his East Baltimore rental home doesn’t comply with a state law aimed at reducing the risk of lead-paint poisoning.
The department began investigating early last month...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:53 AM
British artist Phil Thompson took a page -- or screenshot -- from Google Art Project, which allows art fans views of prized paintings at museums from around the world.
Thompson's series, called "Copyrights," plays on Google's images that must be...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Visitors to the Phillips Collection, the exceptional modern art museum near Washington's Dupont Circle, may do a double-take when they stop to admire El Greco's "The Repentant St. Peter."
The bold painting of the apostle, made around 1600, is...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The competitive, often territorial world of street art has long been male-dominated. Increasingly, however, women artists are adding a distinct sensibility to the street art scene that, in Los Angeles and other cities, includes yarn bombing (or graffiti...
| Jul 12, 2013
Exhibition featuring artwork created by 25 juried artists during the recent three-day plein air painting event in Ellicott City will be on view July 15-Aug. 23 in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
On a recent Thursday night at Tatu in Power Plant Live, the lights were dim and the crowd lively. But the 50-some patrons didn't come for the stylish Asian cuisine — they wanted to sip cocktails and work on their brush strokes.
The event —...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is, of course, the great repository of the work of the great Czech-American sculptor. But its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by other artists.
There are also special events scheduled all year, a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...