OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Various locations and artists
Ninety-five artists' studios will be open to the public this weekend for the third Open Studio Tour. Coordinated by School 33 Art Center, the tour allows people to meet and talk to artists and see their works in progress. This year, uptown studios (north of North Avenue) will be open on Saturday and downtown studios (south of North Avenue) will be open Sunday. Hours each day are noon to 5 p.m.
An open studio map, with studio locations shown and artists listed at each location, is available to the public free at School 33, 1427 Light St.; at the Maryland Institute, College of Art college center, 1206 W. Mount Royal Ave.; and at Louie's Book Store Cafe, 518 N. Charles St. On the tour days each open studio will be marked by a posted map.
For those who want a preview to select studios to visit, there is a slide registry and resource file at School 33; it has slides and resumes of all participating artists. It will be available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 396-4641.
30 West St., Annapolis. American impressionism.
This exhibit (through May 31) features paintings by nationally known artists Anders Gisson, Joanne Rea and James Frazier. Mr. Gisson is a graduate of Pratt Institute and has studied extensively in Japan and Europe. Mr. Frazier studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles; though his oils are of landscapes and people, a statement from the artist says "the relevance of these objects is not their essence, but their shape, color and feeling." Ms. Rea, who graduated from the University of Missouri, says her distinctive style stems from her approach: She begins her canvases with masses of color in circular sweeps. Call 269-0218. This exhibit (through May 31) reflects the unaffected artistry of more than seven centuries of Lithuanian culture and folk art. Included are woven linens, carved amber jewelry and humorous wooden sculptures, some of which were created by area artisans. Oil paintings and other items owned by the Baltimore Lithuanian Museum, however, were fashioned in Lithuania. Call 837-4515.