817 S. Broadway, Fells Point. "Songscapes"
Katharine Brieger is a long-distance runner whose abstract expressionist pastels depict her spiritual reaction to the outdoors. Based in landscape, her works are described by the artist as music-like interior landscapes let out, onto the paper, "dissolving the psychological gap between the interior and the exterior." As is suggested by such titles as "Songs From Within," "Natural Drift," "Glacial Action," "Borealis" and "Absence of Lyrics," the textures and the edges are "soft, the colors, warm and sensual." Until Sept. 7. Call 732-4488.
100 S. Charles St., Convention Center Mall. "August Show"
Sunshine and the bright light of summer come across particularly well in watercolors, which makes the Watermark Gallery a natural for a late-summer show. Dedicated exclusively to watercolors, this cooperative of 42 artists is spotlighting smaller works this month by Evelyn Riesett and Gloria Klaunberg. Both work with traditional subject matter. Until Aug. 31. Call 547-0452.