CATONSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
800 S. Rolling Road. "Something in Common"
Sandra Humberson and Phyllis E. Wright both work in silk-screen printing, hence the title of the show, but that's not where their commonality ends. Curator Jane Morais describes the prints as "jewel-like, with a kind of meticulousness." While Ms. Wright's works are on paper, Ms. Humberson prints sewing motifs on fabric for such creations as a child's dress or quilt. One wall features her installation of the results of needle book questionnaires sent to women artists throughout the country. Questions included, "When did you first learn to sew?" and "What is your favorite childhood garment?" An opening reception will be held today at 5 p.m. Through Jan. 21. Call (410) 455-4429.
NORMAN AND SARAH BROWN ART GALLERY
Park Heights Jewish Community Center.
"The Invisible Thread"
Termed an "intimate, provocative experiment" by JCC arts coordinator Claudine Davison, this is a "revealing" show of portraits of Jewish American women from across the nation by photographer Lori Grinker and author Diane Bletter. A book, "Invisible Thread," was produced along with the exhibit. Also on display are works by two generations of the Rothschild family: Adrien Rothschild's sculptures and Amalie Rothschild's quilts. Through Jan. 8. (The Rothschilds will conduct a special guided tour through the show Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. By reservation only. Call (410) 542-4900.)