Two benefit arts shows will be held this weekend, beginning with the sale of works of Glenn Walker at the Baltimore School for the Arts. A preview party begins tonight at 6, with the sales continuing tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. All of the proceeds will benefit the scholarship funds of the Downtown Baltimore Children's Centers and the Lila Childress Amsel Children's Foundation.
Glenn Walker (1927-1988) was a Baltimore artist best known in the 1950s for his figurative and abstract paintings, watercolors, drawings and woodcuts, examples of all of which are in the show. For more information, call (410) 669-1010.
On Saturday evening Sheppard Pratt Hospital will hold a black tie dinner, dance and benefit art show at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate the hospital's centennial. Included in the show will be 26 works by such Maryland artists as Grace Hartigan, Raoul Middleman, Reuben Kramer, Philip Koch, James Voshell and Edda Jakab. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Centennial House, an organization at Sheppard Pratt which helps patients re-integrate into the community. Call (410) 938-3135.